Pomchi:Chihuahua and Pomeranian Mix
Facts & Origin
Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix - a hybrid breed.
This is the Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix, the sweetest and most loyal dog you will ever meet! They are perfect for families or anyone looking for a lifelong companion.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix has a slender, compact body and a short or long, dense coat. They typically weigh between 2 and 4 kg and measure between 20 and 30 cm at the shoulder.
|Origin||Mexico / Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Pomchi dog - This is probably its nature.
Pomeranian and Chihuahua mixes are popular among pet owners* because of their small size and outgoing nature. These dogs make great companions and are relatively easy to care for. However, as with any dog, there are a few things to consider when owning a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix.
First, these dogs are quite small and fragile, so they are not well suited for households with small children. They also require regular grooming, as their long coats can become matted and knotted. Also, Pomeranian-Chihuahua mixes are known to be yappy and nervous, so they are not for everyone.
Before you take the plunge and adopt a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, do your research thoroughly and make sure that this breed is a good fit for your lifestyle and personality. These dogs can be great companions for the right owner, but they are not for everyone.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix.
Dogs of the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix breed are known to be prone to a number of health problems. These include.
- Patellar luxation,
- Tracheal collapse,
- Heart problems,
- dental problems and
- Eye problems.
Patellar luxation is a condition where the patella shifts from its normal position. This can be very painful for the dog and may require surgery.
Tracheal collapse is a serious condition that can occur in small dogs, and the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is no exception. This condition occurs when the trachea collapses, making it difficult for the dog to breathe. It can be life threatening if not treated immediately.
Heart problems are also common in this breed mix. The most common problems include congenital heart defects, valvular heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias. These conditions can be serious and even life-threatening. Therefore, it is important that the dog be examined by a veterinarian if heart problems are suspected.
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is another health problem in dogs of the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix breed. This condition can be caused by inadequate nutrition, stress, or certain medical conditions. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, tremors, seizures and collapse.
Dental problems are also common in this breed due to their small jaws. Overcrowded teeth, gum disease and tooth decay are all potential problems. It is important to brush your dog's teeth regularly and see the veterinarian for routine dental exams.
Finally, eye problems are also relatively common in dogs of the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix breed. The most common problems include cherry eye, glaucoma and cataracts. These conditions can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, surgery may be required.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is a small dog with a thick coat. The coat is usually light brown or cream, but can also be black, gray or white. The coat is very soft and fluffy and can be either straight short and long or wavy - however, he never has curls. The Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix is a very cute and cuddly dog that makes an excellent pet and companion.
|Fur length||medium - long|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears|
|Tail||lang - rolled up|
|Size ♀||12 - 23 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 4 kg|
|Size ♂||15 - 23 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 5 kg|
|Suitable For||Children, Seniors|
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
A Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix typically has a small, compact body with a flat face, large ears and short legs. The coat is usually long and can be either straight or curly. Common coat colors include brown, black and white.
Pomeranian and Chihuahua mixes are usually active and playful, but they can also be stubborn and independent. They are generally good with children and other pets, but can be wary of strangers.
Pomeranian and Chihuahua mixes usually weigh between 2 and 4 kg and are 20 and 30 cm high at the shoulder.
Pomeranian and Chihuahua mixes usually live 12 to 15 years.
Pomchi are prone to a number of health problems, including patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, dental problems, and hypoglycemia.
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