Pomchi Dog Breed Information and Facts
The Pomchi is a mixed-breed dog — a cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua dog breeds. Resulting from a crossbreeding between a Pomeranian and aChihuahua, the Pom-Chi is a hybrid dog. A great deal of these dogs are 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 favor 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 and temperament.
History of the Pomchi
Pomchi origins can be traced back to 1915 when the Pomchi (Romania) Import Export Co. of New York was founded. The company did not have any dogs of their own, and as a consequence began to import dogs from China. The first Pomchi to arrive in the USA was a little shih tzu male puppy named The Great. A little later, a female Pomchi, known as Kung Lao, joined him. Finally, a little later a third Pomchi arrived, and when Kong Lao was taken in, was promptly renamed Genghis. The combined weights of the three puppies was 4.5 ounces, and, weighing just 5 ounces, Genghis could not help but take on his larger family members. Unfortunately, after a few years, the Pomchi dogs that had been purchased by the Import Export Co.
Description of the Pomchi
The Pomchi is a small dog, characterized by small, fluffy pom-pom ears and a wiry, spiky coat. The face is pinkish or reddish brown in color and the tail drapes over the back. The coat, once it grows out, is often worn quite long for that particular Pomchi breed. The Pomchi should be a little longer than it is tall. A Pomchi should be between 25 and 30 cm (10 and 12 in) at the withers. Small dogs that are 3 times as tall as they are long (e.g., French Bulldogs) are called pocket dogs. Pomchis generally come in black, gray, red or chocolate brown, but orange and white (Chocolate Retriever) are also becoming common. Trademark History The Pomchi has been registered as a trademark in several countries in Europe, especially in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Personality of the Pomchi
The Pomeranian temperament tends to dominate in the Pomchi, resulting in a very docile and friendly pup. The Chihuahua temperament tends to dominate in the Chihuahua (with a Chihuahua-like coat and a Chihuahua-like face). Chihuahua The first generation Chihuahua can appear quite docile and gentle. This is because the Chihuahua has been bred down from the more confident Chihuahua of the first generation. The second generation will more closely resemble the Pomeranian temperament. First generation Pomchi tend to be pretty small and docile, while second generation Chihuahua tend to be rather larger, more intelligent, and stronger.
Temperament of the Pomchi
In general, the Pomchi is a happy, outgoing, eager to please, playful and highly-social dog. They are energetic and require a lot of exercise and exercise daily. Their size varies between 4 and 7 lbs. The small Pomchi may be used to carry small items or kids. At home they usually live with other dogs and may even share their space with children or cats. But be sure that you have enough space for the Pomchi. They are hyperactive and easily overstimulated by too much activity. Diet Pomchi puppies are very energetic, need a lot of exercise and require a lot of food. They also do not eat a lot at one time, and their usual feeding period is about 6 hours. They will find an open window and crawl in to eat while you are not paying attention.
Health Issues of the Pomchi
Health issues can vary and so can the care, feeding, and breeding of a Pomchi. However, on average they are healthy. From a health perspective, a Pomchi is a healthy dog with typical Pomeranian characteristics, and no dog breed is perfect. Each Pomchi requires its own unique care because they are highly susceptible to all kinds of germs. They can pass on their infections to the other dogs they live with, and they should not be around very young children. In cases of a dog bite, dogs infected with bacteria like Streptococcus and Borrelia are responsible for pomchi bite. In order to protect from these infections, the Pomchi dog needs to be given a daily health care routine consisting of an oral, a dry, and a skin care regimen.
Grooming Needs of the Pomchi
The Pomchi is often mistaken for a Chihuahua, but it is not a Chihuahua breed. They are very similar to Chihuahuas when it comes to coat. For those who care about maintenance, the Pomchi needs less grooming than the Pomeranian, which is more labor intensive. Even though the Pomeranian is also a long-coated breed, most Pomchi puppies have already shed their outer coat. The Chihuahua has the correct fur density and not all Pomchi have the correct amount of hair in their coat. Do not mistake a Pomchi for a Chihuahua. Though the appearance of the two is very similar, their behavior is different. The Pomchi Will Be Shy around people and other animals. This is because the Pomchi is a shy and fearful breed. This behavior can also be due to the petting stress or other fears of people.
Training Needs of the Pomchi
The Pomchi is a dog that requires a lot of care. All breeds have good and bad points, but the Pomchi has those that really shine through: Nervous: The Pomchi can easily become anxious and even fearful of changes in her environment. Dogs of this breed have great hearing and they tend to be flighty, easily distracted, and easily intimidated. The Pomchi can easily become anxious and even fearful of changes in her environment. Dogs of this breed have great hearing and they tend to be flighty, easily distracted, and easily intimidated. Talkative: Although a Pomchi is generally low-maintenance, it is a dog that does require constant attention. You are going to hear a lot of whining, yelping, and barking, but don’t worry, it is nothing you can’t handle.
Exercise Needs of the Pomchi
The Pomchi is an active dog. They have a great deal of energy. A little goes a long way. Many Pom-Chi dogs are fine in one home where they are the only pet and playmate. In the household of more than one, they need a lot more exercise and activity. The Pomchi is alert and fast. They want to chase after a ball and be involved in the action. When playing, you must have high enough-up toys, such as tennis balls. They need to play keep-away with these. Be aware that the first Pomchi can be high energy and may need some physical exercise. Allowing your Pomchi to run or play in your own backyard is an option, but if they keep on chasing the same dog across the street, then they should be considered dangerous.