Pomchi Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pomchi so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Pomchi have?
ChimeranianChi-PomPomahuahuaPom-Chi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Pomchi Price and Availability

Price
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? How much money is a Pomchi?
$200-$800
If you choose to purchase the Pomchi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Pomchi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pomchi gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Pomchi? How many Pomchi are there in the world?
Average: The Pomchi is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Pomchi Size

Size
Is a Pomchi small, medium or large dog?

How big do Pomchi get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Pomchi weigh? How much should the Pomchi breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Pomchi?
4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Pomchi?
9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pomchi? Pomchi height:
6-9 inches (15-23 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Pomchi?
7.5 inches (19 cm)

Pomchi Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pomchi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FluffyDoubleLong
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pomchi's coat?
SableBrownBlue & TanBlack & TanCream
Grooming
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 baths are 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 Chimeranian?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Pomchi need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Pomchi every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Pomchi Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pomchi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulDevotedEnergeticActive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pomchi? Is the Pomchi breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Pomchi's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Pomchi is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
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.
Playfulness
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 by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Pomchi a good family dog?
Average to High: Pomchis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chimeranian 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.
Barking
Do Pomchi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Chimeranian 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 the same barks could have different meanings.

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 their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pomchi dogs have 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 its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Pomchi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chimeranian? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pomchi? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

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.)
Bite Force
Does the Pomchi has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Pomchi? How much bite force does a Pomchi have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomchi bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
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?
Apartment-friendly dog the Pomchi breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Pomchis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Pomchi be left 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.

Pomchi Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pomchi temperament with other people:
Pomchis are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
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? Can the Pomchi breed live with a cat?
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?
Pomchis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pomchi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Pomchi breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Pomchis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Pomchis good office dogs? Do Pomchis make good office friendly dogs? Can Pomchis be office dogs?
Yes
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 Chimeranian temperament with senior people? Are Pomchi dogs good for elderly owners?
Pomchis are commonly okay with elderly people.

Pomchi Health

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
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pomchi breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pomchi see the vet?
Rare
The Pomchi should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pomchi dogs live? How old can a Pomchi be? What is the age limit of the Pomchi? How many years can the oldest Pomchi live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Pomchi?

12-18 years
The average lifespan of Pomchi: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pomchi breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
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 exercise does a Pomchi 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 the Pomchi breed need?
Pomchis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Pomchi need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Pomchi breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Pomchi? How much food should I feed my Pomchi?
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 and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

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 of a 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 minimum 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.

Pomchi As a Working Dog

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 is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Pomchi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Pomchi dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pomchi Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Pomchi pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Pomchi breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Pomchi breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Pomchi have? How many puppies can a Pomchi give birth to?
2-6 puppies

Pomchi Recognition

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.

Pomchi Pros and Cons

Pros
  • 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: Apartment-friendly dog the Pomchi breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Pomchi is a perfect example of a 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.
Cons
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Pomchi requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomchi's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Pomchis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Cat Friendly: Pomchis are not cat-friendly dogs.

Pomchi History

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.

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