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What happens when you cross-breed two of the most popular small dog breeds, a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua? You’ll get a powerhouse of a mixed breed: Pomchi! Another tiny but mighty breed that shouldn’t be underestimated, especially when it comes to their adorable appearances. A Pomchi comes with a big personality filled with devotion, love, and playfulness. They are affectionate lapdogs that are active despite their size. They enjoy playing games, going on walks, and learning new tricks to impress their owner.
Their charming, sassy, and feisty traits may be inherited from their parents. They get along generally well with other family members, but are most close with their owners. Pomchis enjoy having their owner’s sole attention on them and would love to entertain them in any way they can. Do take note that they also have jealousy tendencies when the owner’s attention is not on them, so be sure to train them early on when it comes to socializing with other pets and other people. They are a great option for those who are first-time owners of dogs. However, because of their double coats that sometimes shed, they may not be ideal for those with fur allergies.
Pomchis make for great watchdogs as well and can easily alert you with their barking. You can lessen the barking, by training them as pups to tone down unwanted barking behaviours. Because of their small stature, they can fit right in any home – whether it’s a small house or in a flat. They can easily get along well with other family members and other pets in the household as long as they are properly trained and introduced.
The exact origins of the Pomchi is still unknown, but their existence came to be around 1990s in North America, where designer breeds were intentionally made. Their parents have a long history as companion dogs. Chihuahuas are originally from South America, while the Pomeranians originated from West Poland and Germany. As mentioned, designer breeds are really popular, and the original breeders most likely wanted to cross the two-parent dogs to create another version of a toy dog breed.
This is one of those breeds that you shouldn’t judge by their size and appearance. Despite their small size, they come with big personalities. With that being said, Pomchis have a tendency to act like big dogs who will enthusiastically greet any person or dog. Keeping that in mind, you must train them as pups to properly socialise. If properly trained in socialising, they can tone down the jealous tendencies when not being attended to and can be more friendly towards other pets in the same household. They’re pretty spunky and active for their size and would love to shed their energies playing around with you, training, learning, or through daily walks or jogs. During their downtime, they love to cuddle with their owner. They often choose a favourite member in the household wherein they most likely will stick around most of the time but will still get along with other family members.
The Pomchi’s height is about 6 to 9 inches and weighs an average of 3 to 7 pounds. No matter which trait they may inherit from either parent, their stature will remain small which makes them easy to carry around, especially if you want to take them on trips. Because they are small and have the tendency to stick to their owner’s feet (especially when excited), they can get stepped on easily, so watch your steps around them! A Pomchi’s appearance is a mix of its parents’ coat and colours that come in black, gold, tan, sable, brown, or cream. They have long, double coats that poof up into a fluff that surrounds their body. They normally shed quite a bit so, those with allergies may struggle with it.
How to Care Pomchi: Grooming & Basic Needs
The small and compact Pomchi fits into most places and can adapt well to their surroundings. Once they are comfortable in their living space, they lounge just about anywhere or on your lap. They are prone to getting separation anxiety if left on their own for too long, so if you can, make sure to bring them with you. They are naturally curious pooches who would love to go on adventures and experience new things, best of all they’re not too heavy to carry around with you.
When it comes to grooming the Pomchi, they have longer coats and tend to have sensitive skin, so be sure to brush their coat gently everyday. Doing that will keep their coat tangle-free and soft. Make sure to trim their nails, check their eyes for any tear tracks, clean their ears, and regularly brush their teeth.
Pomchi Common Health Condition / Training / Nutrition
The average lifespan of a Pomchi ranges from 12 to 15 years. To keep their health at optimum, be sure to visit the vet annually for check-ups. Like other designer breeds, they are likely to inherit some of their parents’ health issues. The most common issues are joint concerns, heart issues, lung disease, hip dislocation, and the tendency to develop seizures or epilepsy. But all in all, Pomchis are generally healthy breeds.
Due to the Pomchi’s intelligence, they are quick to learn new tricks and form healthy habits during training sessions. They respond well to positive reinforcement and treats.
You may consult with your vet for the proper amount of food intake and recommendations to give to your Pomchi. They may be prone to weight gain if they are overfed, so it’s better to balance both their food intake and the amount of exercise they do on the regular basis. A good half an hour walk is enough, since they do not require strenuous activities.
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