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                                        Chiranian/Pomchi
General Appearance The Pomchi is graceful, short coupled little dog with sweet expression, alert and intelligent in attitude.
Size, Proportion, Substance Weight - 5 to 12 pounds.  Proportion - The body is short-coupled  with bitches allowed to be
somewhat longer than dogs. Head A rounded wedge.  Expression - Alert, intelligent. Eyes - Round, not protruding, set neither
too wide nor too close together. Dark pigment around eyes except self-coloring allowed in brown, blue or light colored dogs.
Eyes are dark except lighter coloring allowed in dilutes.  Ears - Medium size, erect type ears, held upright when alert but may
be carried rosed back in repose.  Muzzle - Moderately short, slightly pointed, defined stop. Cheeks and jaws lean. Nose -
Pigmentation black except self-coloring allowed in blues or browns, flesh coloring allowed in whites and light creams. Bite -
Level or scissors. Neck, Topline, Body Neck - Base set back onto shoulders, not too short to be graceful. Topline - Level.
Body - Well ribbed, round, never barrel. Tail - Moderately long, carried flat or in a loop over the back, with tip just touching
the back, never tucked between legs.  Forequarters Shoulders - sloping into a level back with sufficient layback to carry the
neck correctly, never down or low. Forelegs - straight and parallel. Pasterns  - Pomchi stands well up on toes, never down in
the pastern. Front dewclaws may be removed. Feet - A small, dainty foot. Hindquarters Muscular, with hocks perpendicular
to the ground, well apart, well let down, firm and sturdy. The feet are as in front. Dewclaws are usually removed. Coat May
be double or single coated. The outer coat should be full, of soft texture and glossy with long, coarse guardhairs. Coat placed
well over body with ruff on neck preferred, and more scanty on head and ears. Hair on tail profuse and furry. Undercoat
permitted. Feathering permitted on legs and ears. Trimming - permitted around feet and anus for neatness only.
Color Any color-solid, parti, merle, sable are equally acceptable. Gait- Sound movement, smooth and free.. The topline
should remain firm and the backline level as the dog moves.
Chiranian/Pomchi Standard
approved 6/18/1998 by the Pomchi Club of America


Overview:  The Chiranian/Pomchi was created by the crossing of two breeds: Pomeranian and Chihuahua. They are referred
to as a "designer dog". In 1998 a standard was set forth by the Pomchi Club of America.
The personality of the Chiranian/Pomchi is lively and alert. Ready to defend their family with a courageous attitude.
Chiranian's/Pomchi's are loving and intelligent and fearless. Early socialization is recommended. Positive reinforcement is best
as the Chiranian/Pomchi is not a breed that does well with harsh training methods or heavy handed training. Some breeders
recommend a crate for housebreaking,since this method seems to give best results.
A harness when walking outdoors is recommended to prevent trachea damage.
Photo of Chiranian/Pomchi puppies submitted by
Sherry Schane
Photo of Chiranian/Pomchi submitted by Sherry Schane
eye color is not shown correctly due to camera flash
resulting in "red eye"
Photo of Chiranian/Pomchi submitted by:
Sherry Schane

 
A beautiful head study of the breed
Photo of Chiranian/Pomchi
submitted by Sherry Schane