Country of Origin
The Pomchi is a cross breed between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. It originated in the USA. This hybrid is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and a standard was created and approved by the Pomchi Club of America.
The Pomchi can weigh anywhere between 5 and 12 pounds.
The coat of a Pomchi may be double or single. The outer coat should be full, soft and glossy with long, course guardhairs.
Please note that since this is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian there could be some variances in the coat of the dog. The above is the standard that was set by the Pomchi Club of America.
The male Pomchis sheds once a year and the female sheds when in heat or after giving birth.
The Pomchi is an energetic, intelligent and loving dog which is eager to learn and very loyal to its family. It is active and confident.
The Pomchi generally gets along well with other dogs and household pets if properly socialized at a young age. However, it does not tolerate mistreatment and though it can grow up to be nice around young children, rough play may cause it to grow frustrated and bite.
The Pomchi should be brushed several times a week and bathed only as necessary. Proper dental hygiene is also important. A weekly tooth brushing is required at a minimum, but daily brushing is optimal. The Pomchi has a lifespan of 12-18 years.
The intelligence of the Pomeranian and chihuahua crossed makes training fairly easy. Pomchis must be trained when young not to bark excessively. They should also be trained not to linger at their owners feet, for risk of being stepped on and injured.
Indoor games, short walks, and playtime in the yard are sufficient activity to keep a Pomchi happy. It is well suited to apartment life.