What does a Pomchi look like?
The Pomchi is small in size with elegant features. The parent breeds' round and the wedge-shaped head is passed down to him. His neck is graceful and well-proportioned. He has medium-sized ears that stand upward when alert.
If at rest, it will slightly droop backwards. His round eyes are proportionally set and contain a dark pigment surrounding it. However, Pomchis with brown-, blue-, or light-coloured coats commonly has self-coloured pigments.
His muzzle is fairly short and somewhat pointed. He possesses lean cheeks and jaws and has a scissor bite. Generally, the Pomchi’s nose is black, except for dogs with brown-, blue-, and light-coloured coats since their noses are self-coloured.
This small dog's body is round but not barrel-shaped with slightly short yet sturdy legs. His hindquarters are strong and muscular. He has small and delicate-looking feet.
The Pomchi can either have a single or a thick double coat. Dogs with double coats have a smooth, glossy, and fluffy topcoat. The breed’s tail and neck are very furry, whilst their legs and ears have featherings. His coat colours may range from:
- Black and Tan
- Blue and Tan
- Cream and Chocolate
- Sable Fawn
Does a Pomchi shed?
The Pomchi is a seasonal shedder that only moults once a year. It usually happens between spring and summer.
Is a Pomchi hypoallergenic?
Although the Pomchi is a low shedder, he is not hypoallergenic. It’s because both of his parent breed, the Chihuahua and Pomeranian, are non-hypoallergenic dogs.
Grooming Needs of a Pomchi
The Pomchi’s coat requires brushing at least twice a week to remove dirt and prevent mats and tangles. However, he needs more frequent grooming during his shedding season. Use a brush with soft bristles since he has sensitive skin. Avoid using metal brushes since it can irritate its skin.
It is recommended to have him professionally groomed at least two to three times a year to keep his coat neatly trimmed. Bathing should only be done when he gets too grimy and stinky.
Inspect and clean his ears every week to prevent wax build-up or ear infections. Be sure to trim his nails every four to six weeks. Tooth brushing should be done daily to avoid gum and teeth diseases.