POMERANIAN CHIHUAHUA MIX GENERAL INFORMATION

General Information

Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is a mixture of breeds between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian which was first formed in the United States of America. As compared with other mixes, it is a new kind.

Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix Nicknames

Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix is a designer breed and is renowned with many nicknames like Pomchi, Pomahuahua, Chiranian, and Chi-Pom.

General Features:

  • Weight and Height: Its weight could be anywhere between 5 to 7lbs and height could be anywhere between five 5 to 9 inches.
  • Lifespan: When cared properly, it could live up to 12 to 18 years.
  • Coat color: Its coat could be of long or short length and could have single to double coats. Its coat could be black, blue merle, sable, and brown.
  • The face features: Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is known for its pointy and short muzzle. It is a small pampered dog which has the most charming facial expressions.

Pomeranian-Chihuahua MixGeneral Characteristics:

Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is a dog which could live easily in humans. It is an intelligent dog with a great sense of ‘how to get love from its owner’. It uses its intelligence to get socialized.

Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is a playful dog so it should be kept under supervision like any other dog. It likes to hang out with children of older age. It loves doing difficult tricks and gets very happy when in the presence of people. It is the dog that likes to be in the spotlight always.

Pomeranian-Chihuahua is a dog of two different breeds, so it has calm, lovely disciplined and compact nature. Also, a thing to be kept in mind is that in order to have a great relationship with this dog it is necessary to keep penalizing uniformity. It is a dog which is vulnerable to feelings of its owner. It absorbs emotions that may harm it when the emotions are negative.

Recognition:

Pomeranian-Chihuahua is presently known by the

  • ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club)
  • DBR (Designer Breed Registry)
  • ICDR (International Canine Designer Registry)
  • DDKC (Designers Dogs Kennel Club)

This table outlines the general information about each breed:

Comparisons Pomeranian Chihuahua
Origin Northern Poland & Eastern Germany Named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico
A descendant of the German Spitz The possible descendant of Techichi—Toltec civilization
Star Quality Apartment Size Aware of surroundings
Description Toy Breed Toy Breed
Top 20 Breed in the U.S. Short or Long Coat
Compact /sturdy May have apple or deer” shaped head
Double fur coat, The only breed of dog to have “polleras” (soft spots) on heads
Topcoat long /straight /wiry due to the incomplete skull for fitting through the birth canal.
Undercoat soft /thick /short
Plumed Tail
Average Weight 3-7 lbs. 4-10 lbs.
Height 7-12 in. 6-10 in.
Life Span 12-16 years 15-20 years
Coloring White /brown /black A large variety of color
multi-color and varieties splashes, marks, solids:
white, black, tan, brown, chocolate, cream, fawn, red
Personality Strengths Friendly /playful /entertaining Loyal
Bonding /protective /intelligent Assertive /aware of surroundings Ultra-aware of their surroundings
Extroverted
Personality Weaknesses Craves center of attention Temperament of owner
Prone to barking affects them
Stubborn /temperamental Can be overprotective
Unreliable with small children Less tolerant of cold
Aggressive /dominant Not good with small children
Needs a calm environment
Do not always get along with other breeds of dogs
Prone to neurological disorders
Health Few Negative Health Predispositions Epilepsy /seizures
Trembles /shivers
When stressed /excited /cold

Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix

A designer dog, such as the Pomeranian Chihuahua mix, is not a purebred dog, but a crossbreed. Some people are very critical of the whole concept of designer dogs, but the fact is that all dogs are effectively descended from crossbreeds, and today’s purebreds are just yesterday’s crossbreeds with a known more recent ancestry. As soon as some varieties of wolves first became domesticated, more than 15,000 years ago, human beings no doubt began experimenting with dog breeding in an attempt to reinforce each animal’s most desirable traits, and that has continued to this day.

So there is nothing fundamentally wrong with wanting to own a designer dog, but before committing to a purchase it is best to find out just what you could expect from your new canine family member.

Other names for the Pomeranian Chihuahua mix

In many cases this hybrid dog will be a first generation crossbreed, the offspring of a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred Chihuahua. There is a wide variety of accepted names for the mix, including Pomchi, Chi Pom, Chiranian and Pomahuahua.

The American Kennel Club does not recognize mixed breeds, so you will not be able to register your Pomchi there. However, you can register your Pomeranian Chihuahua mix at the American Canine Hybrid Club (Chiranian), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (Chiranian), International Designer Canine Registry (Pomchi), Designer Breed Registry (Chiranian) and Dog Registry of America.

Genetics and designer dogs

One of the benefits of buying a purebred puppy, rather than a hybrid, is that is possible to predict the size, personality and appearance of the adult dog with a reasonable degree of accuracy. But the result of mixing two breeds, especially in the first generation, is harder to foresee. All dogs inherit a combination of dominant and recessive genes from their parents.  Where both inherited genes are dominant, perhaps the gene for body size, the puppy will no doubt grow to a size  similar to that of both parents. If there is a combination of a dominant and a recessive gene, the dominant gene will prevail, producing a closer likeness to one parent at the expense of the other.

Your Pomchi or Chiranian could also be a multi-generation cross rather than a first generation hybrid of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. A multi-generation cross puppy, for example the offspring of a Pomchi and a purebred Chihuahua, would have a genetic mix that was not a 50/50 combination of the two breeds, but 25% Pomeranian and 75% Chihuahua. On the other hand, A Pomchi dam and a Pomeranian sire would produce the reverse – a puppy that was 75% Pomeranian and only 25% Chihuahua. It would be wise to ask the breeder to identify the exact genetic mix of the Pomchi or Chiranian he proposes to sell to you.

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Comparing the traits of Pomeranians and Chihuahuas

 

  • Breed type Pomeranians and Chihuahuas are both Toy breeds.
  • Height An adult Pomeranian can reach between 7 and 12 inches in height.  Chihuahuas are generally smaller, typically measuring between 6 and 9 inches.
  • Weight Pomeranians range in weight from 3 to 7 pounds, while the slightly lighter Chihuahua should not weigh more than 6 pounds.
  • Appearance The coat color of a Pomeranian may be orange or red, or a mix of white, brown, black and gray. Chihuahuas have an even wider range of colors and markings, including solid colors or a mix of black, sable, brown, blue, silver, gold and merle.
  • Coat type Pomeranians have two coats: a long-haired, coarser outer coat and a soft, thicker coat underneath. Chihuahuas can have either a single, short and smooth coat, or a long-haired coat that may or may not have an undercoat.
  • Shedding Pomeranians shed their coat hairs a lot and require constant grooming. Smooth coat Chihuahuas actually shed more than long-haired ones, but still much less than Pomeranians do.
  • Life expectancy Poms and Chihuahuas both enjoy the small breed advantage of a long life span. Poms generally survive for between 12 and 16 years. Chihuahuas have the longest life expectancy of all dog breeds and can live as long as 20 years.
  • Health weaknesses A Pomeranian, while generally healthy, needs regular teeth cleaning to discourage plaque formation. Chihuahuas are not tolerant of cold and can be picky eaters, but must be fed at frequent intervals in order to keep at bay their tendency to suffer from hypoglycemia.
  • Original purpose of breed Pomeranians were bred as show and lap dogs from the larger German Spitz variety. Chihuahuas appear to have originated in Mexico, as pets for members of the upper class, and they are named after a Mexican state. Their diminutive size is quite natural, not the result of selective breeding.
  • Temperament Although intelligent, playful and inquisitive, Pomeranians are also stubborn and rather aggressive, inclined to bark at strangers. Chihuahuas are animated little creatures, devoted to their owners but not good with children.

So it’s clear that there a quite a few marked differences between the two breeds, making the task of forecasting just how your Pomchi puppy will turn out very difficult indeed. However, the Pomchi Club of America is able to offer some general conclusions about what to expect from this crossbreed. They say that it will be alert and intelligent, and weigh between 5 and 12 pounds. It will have dark, round eyes and erect ears of a medium size. Its furry tail will be quite long, carried flat on the back or in a loop. It may have a double or a single coat of almost any color.

Pomchis or Chiranians are known to be difficult subjects to housebreak, given the stubbornness in their Pomeranian heritage, but their intelligence makes them responsive to firm training and the learning of new tricks. They make an ideal indoor pet in an all-adult household, requiring only moderate outdoor exercise. One downside is that they can become anxious and whiny if left alone for long periods, but this is true of most small breeds. Now that you are fully informed about the potential of the Pomeranian Chihuahua designer dog, all that remains is to choose your breeder carefully and prepare your home to welcome the newest and tiniest family member.