Country of OriginUnknown
Nicknames and Other NamesChiranian
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupToy Group
Bred ForLapdog and companion dog
Recognized ByNone
Life Span12-18 years
Ideal Weight2-10 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height6-9 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeEither long or short, silky
Common ColorsWhite, Brown, Black,
Black and White, Cream
AvailabilityRarely available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToChhuahua

The Pomchi is a designer breed that is developed by mixing two small-sized breeds: Chihuahua and Pomeranian. It is also known by names like Chi-Pom, and Chiranian. They are developed in the United States like many other designer breeds.

The appearance and temperament can be different from the litters from the mother. Their appearance is mixed from both parents where they can inherit more from one than others. Pomchi makes an excellent family companion and they do not need big space to live in.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Pomchi is alert, lively, and energetic. They make an excellent watchdog because they are constantly alert of the things going on in the surrounding. It will sound an alarm and warn its owner about someone’s presence.

Behavior: The Pomchi crave for the love and attention of its family. They are also a very active breed that needs to be taken out for play and run every day. If they are left alone for a long time without anyone to accompany them, they become destructive.

Personality: Personality may vary from the genes it inherits from its parents breed: Pomeranian and Chihuahua. The personality of the Pomchi is affectionate, friendly, and somewhat stubborn. They are loving with family members and aloof with strangers. Therefore, they need early socialization with a variety of people.

Is Pomchi Child-Friendly?

The Pomchi does great with children as they are playful and makes a great playmate for kids. Although they are good with children, they are small and small kids might play rough by pinching, pulling, and beating. It might lead to Pomchi aggression and it can even bite. So, while both are interacting, close supervision is necessary. Teach kids to behave around dogs.

Pomchi sitting on the bed with a baby
Pomchi sitting on the bed with a baby.
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Pomchi is easy to train as long as you use positive reinforcement as a method to train. They respond well to rewards like delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. This will motivate them to remain focused on the training. Be gentle and establish a firm leadership on them. Harshness or force hand will lead to Pomchi aggression which can be dangerous while they grow up.


  • Pomchi appearance is like a walking small teddy bear.
  • Although Pomchi is a popular breed, it is not recognized by any kennel club as it is a crossed breed.

Health Issues

Pomchi is generally a healthy breed with few possible canine diseases.

  • Dental Health: Pomchi can face a dental problem as its parent breeds are prone to poor dental health. They need to be fed kibbles from an early age to keep their teeth and gum strong. If you see any kind of dental problem on it, take your dog to a vet for immediate treatment.
  • Hip Dysplasia: The condition where the hip joints of your dog are either dislocated or underdeveloped is called hip dysplasia. It can be genetic, so before buying, check all the health problems of the puppy.


The Pomchi comes in following colors combination:

  • Gray
  • Merle
  • Fawn
  • Sable
  • Dark Brown
  • Cream
  • White
  • Tan


Pomchi puppy
Pomchi puppy running with a leaf on its mouth.
Image Source: Dog Learn

Size: The average height of the Pomchi is between 6-9 inches and the average weight is between 5-12 pounds.

Cost: The average cost of the Pomchi is between $400-$800 USD.

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