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:
|Origin||Northern Poland & Eastern Germany||Named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico|
|Descendant of the German Spitz||Possible descendent of TechichiToltec civilization|
|Star Quality||Apartment Size||Aware of surroundings|
|Description||Toy Breed||Toy Breed|
|Top 20 Breed in U.S.||Short or Long Coat|
|Compact /sturdy||May have apple or deer shaped head|
|Double fur coat,||Only breed of dog to have molleras (soft spots) on heads|
|Top coat long /straight /wiry||due to incomplete skull for fitting through birth canal.|
|Under coat soft /thick /short|
|Average Weight||3-7 lbs.||4-10 lbs.|
|Height||7-12 in.||6-10 in.|
|Life Span||12-16 years||15-20 years|
|Coloring||White /brown /black||Large variety of color|
|multi-color and varieties||splashes, marks, solids:|
|white, black, tan, brown, chocolate, cream, fawn, red|
|Personality Strengths||Friendly /playful /entertaining||Loyal|
|Bonding /protective /intelligent Assertive /aware of surroundings||Ultra-aware of their surroundings|
|Personality Weaknesses||Craves center of attention||Temperament of owner|
|Prone to barking||affects them|
|Stubborn /temperamental||Can be overprotective|
|Unreliable with small children||Less tolerant of cold|
|Aggressive /dominant||Not good with small children|
|Needs a calm environment|
|Do not always get along with other breeds of dogs|
|Prone to neurological disorders|
|Health||Few Negative Health Predispositions||Epilepsy /seizures|
|When stressed /excited /cold|
- http://www.dog-first-aid-101.com/pomeranian-chihuahua-mix.html (As of 12-1-13, 1:01 p.m. CST).
- http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pomchi.html (As of 12-1-13, 12:54 p.m. CST).
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian_(dog) (As of 12-1-13, 1:28 p.m. CST)
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog) (As of 12-1-13, 1:33 p.m. CST)