The extremely small designer dog, crossed between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua, Pomchi, has round head, round eyes, medium-size pointed ears and a muzzle narrowing towards the nose-end.
|Coat||Long and Short|
|Color||Black, white, brown|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy|
|Lifespan||12 to 18 years|
|Weight||2 to 10 pounds|
||Small; 6 to 9 inches|
|Temperament||Courageous, stubborn, loving, loyal|
|Good with Child||No|
|Litter Size||3-8 puppies at a time|
|Health Problems||Yet uncertain|
The good-natured and affectionate dog, that is ready to do anything for its family by virtue of their fearlessness, sometimes acts stubborn, refusing to obey even the master and the family. These excellent watchdogs would wake up the whole family barking, even with the slightest provocation.
Compared to size, the pomchis have a big appetite. Opt for food containing lots of lean animal protein, like lean meats, including lean hamburger, white breast chicken meat and fish. Complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are also important in their diet chart, but avoid commercial dog foods, since they contain fillers leading to blood sugar problems, as also can affect the sensitive stomachs of toy breeds. Avoid simple-carbohydrate foods and processed grains. Serve different kinds of meats like organs, including liver, kidney and brain, and also vegetables. They are fond of potatoes (sweet or regular). Other than that, baby zucchini, carrots, spinach and broccoli are also good, however, corn is not. For starch, supply them with rice, and pasta. All this should be in a proper ratio – 40% meat, 30% vegetables and 30% starch approx.
An affectionate training, full of treats and praises, would make the training easier, since the stubborn pomchis cannot digest harsh or strict training techniques. Socialization training should continue from its puppy-day to adulthood. Try understanding the signals of this intelligent dog to make the potty-training much faster.
The teacup pomchi is a term used by puppy mills and the backyard breeders to describe an abnormally small variation of the pomchi, which are no doubt cute and much sought for, but are very much prone to developing serious health conditions.