The Pomchi is a designer breed created through the cross of the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua breed. The Pomchi is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 2 - 7 lbs
- Height: 6 - 11 inches
- Color: The Pomchi comes in a wide variety of colors, including white, black, brown, red, orange, cream, blue, sable, black and tan, brown and tan, spotted, brindle, plus combinations of those colors. The most common colors are orange, black or cream/white.
The Pomchi is a lively and intelligent breed. They tend to be very courageous so they will make a good watch dog! This breed is very loyal to their owners and should be socialized at a young age with other dogs.
Here are some health concerns to watch for in this designer breed.
• Teeth Problems
• Luxating Patella
• Tear Duct Disorders
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
The Pomchi has an abundant textured coat with a highly plumed tail set high & flat. The top coat forms a ruff of hair on the neck & back, and they also have a fringe of feathery hair on the hindquarters. Depending on the Chihuahua, their hair could be a bit shorter and closer to the body.
With their hair it is important to brush daily to help prevent any tangling or matting. They will begin to tangle or mat if not properly brushed or groomed. Grooming every 4 – 6 weeks is recommended.