Pomchi Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pomchi so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Pomchi have? The dog breed also known as...
|Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds.PomahuahuaChimeranianChi-PomPom-Chi|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Pomchi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Pomchi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Pomchi breed?
|Not recognized by any clubs.|
How much does the Pomchi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Pomchi price:
The Chihuahua and the Pomeranian dog mix is known as the Pom-Chi has been around for decades now. However, it was only in the last 25 or 30 years that breeders started to intentionally cross and mix these two separate breeds. It is safe to presume that the breed was first developed in the United States at some point around that period because the Pom-Chi Club of America was established in the late 1990s. Even though Pom-Chi is the official name of this breed, these dogs can be found with names like Chi-Pom, Chimeranian, Pomachis, or the mouthful Pomahuahua.
Regarding the history of the two breeds; the Pomeranian is descended from the German Spitz dogs originally found in Pomerania, a region of northern Germany and Poland, these dogs’ ancient ancestors were originally largely working sled-pulling dogs working in the Arctic Circle. Their unique looks made them popular among European aristocracy from the 16th century. Pomeranians made good companion dogs for many nobles. In 1891, the first official breeding club for Pomeranians was established in England back. Two decades later, three Poms actually ended up being the only surviving animals from the Titanic disaster on the Atlantic Ocean. Pomeranians continued their increase their fame, slowly spreading across the world. They quickly established themselves as Americans’ favorites. Chihuahuas come from Mexico from the state of Chihuahua. Experts disagree slightly on just how far back the breed goes, but it is widely presumed that Chihuahuas are descended from a breed of dog which is now extinct, called Techichis. The Techichi breed is no longer found but was a companion dog to tribesmen in the ancient Toltec civilization in Mexico. Technics, and later Chihuahuas, were considered to be favored as family companions. Another theory goes that Chihuahuas were introduced to Central America by Spanish traders from, of all places, China.
Being a result of crossbreeding between the Chihuahua and the Pomeranian, the Pom-Chi is a hybrid breed. A great deal of these dogs is a so-called first-generation mix (aka a 50-50 mix of the two purebreds). Their appearance and behavior can be hard to predict. F1 Pom-Chi puppies can resemble one of the parents or be an almost equal mix of both parents. The first generation is a true cross while successive breeding of the original puppies will eventually result in a more standardized look, temperament, and behavior. Pom-Chi fanciers have plans to continue to create this hybrid breed until it has successfully continued for 7 generations. Once that has been done, the Pom-Chi might have the opportunity to be considered as a purebred dog. This will hopefully also result in the capability to be registered with the more prestigious canine registries, like UKC or AKC.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pomchi size:
How much does the Pomchi weigh? Pomchi weight:
|4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Pomchi? Pomchi average weight:
|9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)|
How tall is the Pomchi? Pomchi height:
|6-9 inches (15-23 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Pomchi average height:
|7.5 inches (19 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Pomchi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pomchi's coat?
|SableBrownBlue & TanBlack & TanCream|
How to groom the Pomchi and how often?
Advanced: The Pomchi requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Pomchi a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Pomchi, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Pomchi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds.? Pomchi shedding level:
Pomchis shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the Pomchi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Pomchi? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Pomchi's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Pomchi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pomchis are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Pomchi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Pomchi sensitivity:
Pomchis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Pomchis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds. need? Pomchi social needs:
Pomchis need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Pomchi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds. bark?
Average to high: The Pomchi is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Pomchi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pomchis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Pomchi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pomchis are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential |
Do Pomchi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pomchi? Why do dog bites happen?
The Pomchi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pomchi do?
Pomchis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pomchis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Pomchi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pomchi roam?
Pomchis have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pomchi have high prey drive?
Pomchis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Pomchi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Pomchi fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Pomchi tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pomchis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog |
Where Pomchi dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pomchi temperament with other people:
Pomchis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Pomchi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pomchi temperament with children:
Pomchis are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Pomchi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Pomchis are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Pomchi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pomchi dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Pomchis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Pomchis good office dogs? Do Pomchis make good office friendly dogs? Can Pomchis be office dogs?
Pomchi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pomchi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds. temperament with senior people? Are Pomchi dogs good for elderly owners?
Pomchis are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pomchi dogs get along with other pets? Are Pomchi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pomchis do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Pomchi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Pomchis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pomchi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Pomchi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pomchi be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pomchi be an emotional support animal?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Pomchi is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pomchi be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Pomchi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pomchi be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Pomchi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pomchi be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Pomchi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pomchi be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Pomchi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pomchi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Pomchi rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Pomchi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pomchi breed? Most common health risks of Pomchi:
|CataractsProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)HypothyroidismDental ProblemsEpilepsy|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Pomchi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pomchi be?
Is the Pomchi breed hypoallergenic?
Pomchis do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.No
Pomchis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Pomchi have? What is the activity level of the Pomchi?
Pomchis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Pomchi dogs require per day?
Pomchis have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Pomchis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Pomchi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Pomchi risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Pomchi's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pomchi's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Pomchi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Pomchi drool?
The Pomchi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pomchi could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Pomchi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Pomchi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Pomchi have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Pomchi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Pomchi Pros & Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: Pomchi's has great intelligence.
- Trainability: Pomchis are easy to train.
- Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
- Hypoallergenic: Pomchis do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Pomchi fajta.
- Drooling tendency: The Pomchi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Pomchi has a low chance of bad smell.
- Office Friendly: Pomchi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
- Good For First Time Owners: Pomchis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Grooming: Advanced: The Pomchi requires a lot of grooming.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
- Mouthiness: Pomchis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Cat Friendly: Pomchis are not cat-friendly dogs.