Pomchi – The Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix

December 2, 2013

No, this mix isn’t a new drink to be poured over ice or a catchy lingo for a chaotic bag of jellybeans. It’s a mixture resulting from two different dog breeds: one a Pomeranian and the other a Chihuahua—resulting in puppies that derive a genetic percentage from each parent, and their own bloodlines.

Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix Nicknames

Nicknames that highlight this designer dog breed are: Pomchi, Chi-Pom, Chiranian, Pomahuahua. If you know if any additional nicknames, please drop us an email to let us know. Here is our list of other Pomeranian mixes.

History and Origins of the Pomchi

This Pomeranian-Chihuahua hybrid originated in the United States of America, yet is a relatively new variety of Pomeranian mix. Its weighs anywhere from five to seven pounds and measures five to nine inches tall with a twelve to eighteen year lifespan. They come in a variety of colors: black, sable, blue merle, brown. Its coat may be a single or double coat, and long or short in length.

Some of the more consistent characteristics of Pomchis are their short, pointed muzzles, their intelligence and ease in social situations. Initially, though you might experience confusion in the pinpointing of the two breeds of parentage, one look into the distinct eyes of a Chihuahua should give you one half of a clue. In addition, if you are looking for a lap dog with some of the sweetest facial expressions, Pomchis most certainly have them.

Though supervision is always advisable, Pomchis socialize well with most children, especially older ones. They enjoy performing complicated tricks, and spend their happiest moments in the limelight, demonstrating intelligence and perky wit that leaves owners scratching their head at the Pomchi’s struggle with housetraining.

Yet, as is typical of many animals, a patient approach, with firm, kind discipline, is the one that produces the best results. Also, words of caution, but absolute necessities for every successful Pomchi-owner relationship: disciplinary consistency. Pomchis are especially susceptible to absorption of their owner’s emotions.        

The organizations that currently recognize the Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix are the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), the DDKC (Designers Dogs Kennel Club), the ICDR (International Canine Designer Registry), and the DBR (Designer Breed Registry).

This table outlines the general information about each breed:

Comparisons
Pomeranian
Chihuahua
OriginNorthern Poland & Eastern GermanyNamed for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico
Descendant of the German SpitzPossible descendent of Techichi—Toltec civilization
Star QualityApartment SizeAware of surroundings
DescriptionToy BreedToy Breed
Top 20 Breed in U.S.Short or Long Coat
Compact /sturdyMay have “apple” or “deer” shaped head
Double fur coat,Only breed of dog to have “molleras” (soft spots) on heads
Top coat long /straight /wirydue to incomplete skull for fitting through birth canal.
Under coat soft /thick /short
Plumed Tail
Average Weight3-7 lbs.4-10 lbs.
Height7-12 in.6-10 in.
Life Span12-16 years15-20 years
ColoringWhite /brown /blackLarge variety of color
multi-color and varietiessplashes, marks, solids:
white, black, tan, brown, chocolate, cream, fawn, red
Personality StrengthsFriendly /playful /entertainingLoyal
Bonding /protective /intelligent Assertive /aware of surroundingsUltra-aware of their surroundings
Extroverted
Personality WeaknessesCraves center of attentionTemperament of owner
Prone to barkingaffects them
Stubborn /temperamentalCan be overprotective
Unreliable with small childrenLess tolerant of cold
Aggressive /dominantNot good with small children
Needs a calm environment
Do not always get along with other breeds of dogs
Prone to neurological disorders
HealthFew Negative Health PredispositionsEpilepsy /seizures
Trembles /shivers
When stressed /excited /cold

 

References:

Category: Pomeranian Mix Breeds

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