The Chihuahua Pomeranian Hybrid Dog Mix

Sometimes called a Pomchi or even a Chiranian, the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix is not a breed itself, but is a mixture of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. Mixing these two breeds can make for a pretty darn cute little dog!

This mixed breed dog weighs between 5 and 12 pounds and is a short dog that is intelligent and alert often having the sweet expression characteristic of both sides of its lineage. He has a short body and a rounded wedge-shaped head with round eyes that should not protrude too much like that of some Chihuahuas. The tail is medium in length and is carried in the loop over the back or flat but should never be tucked between the legs.

Since the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix can be the product of a shorthaired or long hair to allow a bit type of coach you may get with this dog can be varied. The coat could be a double coat like that found on the Pomeranian or it could be a single coat. It is usually at least medium length, although I do see some that have short hair much like a short haired Chihuahua. They usually have quite a furry tail typical of the Pomeranian.

The Pomchi can be any color much like its parent’s. Common color variations include party college, sable, solid and merle.

Although each dog is individual, generally the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix will have much the same personality traits of his parents. In general both Chihuahuas and Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs that love to be with their family and are great lapdogs. They can learn tricks very easily, however house training may be a challenge. When training any small dog like this you need to remember that training with kindness is best. These tiny creatures do not respond well to punishment and positive reinforcement is your best bet to get your Ponchi house broken.

A Pomeranian Chihuahua mix that is long-haired will require more grooming than a short haired dog. You will probably need to trim the hair that grows out in between the pads on the bottom of his dainty little feet as well as a little sani-trim under the tail.

Another thing to watch out for in grooming is the gunk that can accumulate around their eyes. You want to be very careful that this does not build up as it can turn into a hardened glob that is nearly impossible to get off and you can actually hurt your dog when trying to remove it. Your best bet is to gently clean around the eyes each night, being careful not to poke your dog in the by, and this will help stop any buildup from accumulating as well as help to take care of any tears staining in the fur around the eyes.

As with many toy dogs, this mix will also have to have a good dental program in place. This includes not only taking him to the vet once a year to have his teeth checked and to have any tartar scraped, but also regular brushing. Bacteria buildup on the teeth is a common problem of small dogs they can be very hazardous to their health so it’s worth it for you to get your Pomchi used to having his teeth brushed. If you use a flavored toothpaste that he likes you may even find he looks forward to it every night!

Hybrid dog mixes are becoming more and more popular and the American Canine Hybrid Club has even recognized the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix and given it the name “Chiranian”. There is even a special club for this hybrid called the Pomchi Club Of America.

Lee Dobbins

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  • pixie

    Traveling by car with my 9 month old puppy?
    We are driving 5 hours to a place that we're staying and we've decided to take our 9 month old Pomeranian cross Chihuahua hybrid. We will be taking potty breaks probably every hour or so, but is he going to be okay in the vehicle? Will he get carsick? If so, how can we prevent him from getting carsick?

    And also, we may get out of the car to go eat. Will he be okay in the car alone in his crate?

  • Jane

    Keep him in a crate and make sure there is fresh air for him. It is never ok to leave a dog in a car alone, ever, in any weather. Get your food to go.
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  • del_sol_dragon

    He should be ok in the car. I would suggest, if he's not used to car rides, to start taking him out for short rides. You'll also be able to find out if he gets carsick before you leave on your trip. If he does get carsick talk to your vet about options.

    Depending on the time of year you travel you may or may not be able to leave him in the car, though I'd still suggest not to. If it is warm outside, even slightly, remember that your car will heat up, fast. If it is cold outside, your car will not provide any warmth or protection for the pup, even if you blast the heat before you get out. The heat will quickly disappear.
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  • HaPpYdAyS:]

    yes he should be fine in his crate just take him out and hold him for a few minutes when you get back into the car just so he knows your there and wont let him get hurt then put him back in the cage till your next brake:) hope i helped (this also keeps them from whining as much)
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  • ♥ Sephera ♥

    Yes, it is good that you are confining him in his crate. If your puppy does get carsick, get him used to the car by taking him for short rides. When he gets carsick, take him outside for a break until he calms down. You could also bring his favorite toy so that he is kept busy during the ride. It also helps if your puppy is asleep for most of the ride, too.

    It is not a good idea to leave your pup alone in a vehicle! The weather may affect him in all conditions. Always make sure that there is a person with him in the car. There should also be fresh water for he may get thirsty in hot weather and blankets or towels for cold weather.

    As long as you bring his crate, your pup should be okay. Make sure to pet him lots and take him outside for your potty breaks. Hope I helped!
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