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Pomeranian / Chihuahua Mix

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Is the Pomeranian / Chihuahua Mix right for you?

Species group:

Other name(s): Chiranian; Chi-Pom; Pomchi; Pom-chi

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The apartment-sized Pomchi is a crossbreed between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua, designed to produce a cute, affectionate dog who is easy to manage and who truly loves being part of the family. This is a social animal that shouldn't be left at home alone for long hours. But it can be a great choice for retirees or people who work out of their homes.

Appearance / health:
In general, these are small dogs with a wedge-shaped head. The eyes are large and round. The ears are erect. The muzzle is moderately short and slightly pointed. The tail is medium in length.

Longhaired dogs may require more grooming than shorthaired dogs. The coat requires regular brushing and combing to be in good shape.

As with all dog breeds, regular exercise helps to keep the dog healthy. Daily walks or visits to dog parks are necessary for the dog.

They are generally healthy and suffer from few health problems. However, their teeth require regular cleaning, as they are prone to dental problems such as plaque.

Behavior / temperament:
They display a wide range of behaviors inherited from their Chihuahua and Pomeranian ancestry. They may be wary of strangers and tend to be a bit aggressive.

Early socialization is necessary to help the dog adjust to different situations and people. Well-socialized Pomchis are rarely aggressive or shy. Obedience training may be a challenge. However, kind consistent training using positive reinforcement techniques works well with these dogs.

Despite their size, they think they are watchdogs and must be trained carefully to make sure they don't become yappy.

wonderful

companionship, protector, little teddy bear, loving little snuggle, crazy playful clown

challenging

strange people, small children, short attention span, nervous wreck, excessive barking

interesting

overexcitednervous animal, handbag dog, small dog syndrome, talkative dog, smaller bladders

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