The temperament of the Pomchi can be described as Affable, loyal, fragile. The coat type of the Pomchi is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors. Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Pomchi demonstrated the desired traits of a Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Chi-pom". The origin of the Pomchi dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.
Pomchi Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Pomeranian / Chihuahua: The Pomchi is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Pomeranian and Chihuahua.
Other names for the Pomchi: The Pomchi is known by the nickname of the "Chi-pom". Other names for this breed of dog include the Chi-pom, Pomahuahua and Chiranian.
Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Pomchi" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.
Pomchi History and Origin: The country of origin of the Pomchi breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Pomchi is a combination of two dog breeds. The Pomeranian, the "Puffball", originated in Germany as a Companion and Lapdog during the 1800's. The Chihuahua, the "Smallest Dog in the World", originated in Mexico as a Ceremonial dog during the 1500's.
In the 1990's dog breeders in America began to produce the so-called 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a completely new breed based on the combined qualities of the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua. The successful breeding programs resulted in the Pomchi, an adorable dog that incorporated the charming, delicate look and the cheerful, affable and sociable nature of the tiny Pomeranian with the trainability and high intellect of the tiny, little Chihuahua. The hybrid Pomchi was a great success and growing in popularity as time goes by. The cross-breed Pomchi is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).
Pomchi Height: The Pomchi breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 7-11 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Pomchi Weight: The weight of the small sized Pomchi, in a male dog is 3-7 lbs. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Pomchi Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits so the Pomchi can therefore have a single or double coat that can be short or long, soft, glossy, smooth or silky..
Pomchi Coat Colors: The colors of the Pomchi dog breed consist of assorted colors including white, blue, brown, black, cream and gray. N.B. The word "Blue" is used to describe a cool-toned, metallic gray color.
Pomchi Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Pomchi is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Pomeranian or the Chihuahua. The Pomeranian has moderate grooming requirements and the Chihuahua has low grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements of the Pomchi should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.
Pomchi Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Pomchi puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Pomchi puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Pomchi Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Friendly, Affable, loyal, fragile and Faithful.
Pomchi Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Pomchi requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. This small dog has a smooth, fluid gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.
Pomchi Diet: A fully grown Pomchi should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Pomchi Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Pomchi breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Pomchi dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Pomchi Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Pomchi breed is 11-17 years.
Pomchi Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Pomchi breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Pomchi names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Riley *** Dexter *** Oliver *** Bailey *** Buddy *** Charlie *** Leo *** Henry *** Ollie *** Joey.
Pomchi Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Pomchi girl dog. Our top choice of good female Pomchi names are Gypsy *** Athena *** Sassy *** Sugar *** Sydney *** Izzy *** Marley *** Lexi *** Belle *** Riley *** Dixie *** Lexi.