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Nedsxx Wed 17-Jul-19 15:37:52

Hi All,

Does anyone know anyone that breeds chihuahua cross Pomeranian?

Preferably in the South purely for ease of driving smile

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 18-Jul-19 15:02:05

@PookieDo thanks!

SushiTime Thu 18-Jul-19 12:40:12

@Nesssie rescue a lurcher grin really made me LOL!

OrchidInTheSun Thu 18-Jul-19 11:58:30

I can't see what the OP has posted in her follow up that makes me feel any better.

Decent breeders don't deliberately create crosses

ErrolTheDragon Thu 18-Jul-19 10:46:54

'Because that's what I want' is fine on Style&Beauty, maybe not so much where the item being sought is a living creature?

I think if the OP had included some of her recent post in the OP it would have resulted in a more constructive discussion, unfortunately for her there are far too many blissfully ignorant dog-buyers who really do need a wake-up call, and it wasn't really possible to tell from the first post where she was coming from.

feathermucker Thu 18-Jul-19 10:44:22

You can't tell people what to comment on and not comment on, that isn't the way it works.

When you make a choice as you have, you have to acknowledge how strongly people feel about it.

I think you're being massively irresponsible.

PookieDo Thu 18-Jul-19 10:43:25

Also the ones you have seen before on rescues, what is not suitable about them

PookieDo Thu 18-Jul-19 10:42:31

Because someone else had a nice dog is not ‘research’ though is it. I really am genuinely asking what qualities a Pom chi has that a Pom or a chi does not iyswim

Booboostwo Thu 18-Jul-19 10:25:31

Fabulous idea OP! You are sure to get a dog that is identical to the one your sister had and with any luck it will have the yappiness of the Pom and the herding instincts of the Chi. Just do a google search, you should be inundated with amazing breeders, you can't really go wrong.

Nesssie Thu 18-Jul-19 10:16:21

I think it’s perfectly ok for people to ask why you would want one, what is the reason for it.

And its perfectly ok for the OPs answer to be 'because that particular crossbreed is what I want'. But not on MN apparently.

PookieDo Thu 18-Jul-19 10:04:20

I think it’s perfectly ok for people to ask why you would want one, what is the reason for it. It’s not accidental breeding between them and I do not know what features the dog gains that either breed doesn’t already have, seen as you can get long haired Chi Knowing one really nice dog doesn’t mean that every dog is the same and with a Pom chi I would be very worried about weight gain and their joints. They can be way too fat for their limbs

Nedsxx Thu 18-Jul-19 09:37:56

Sadly some of us aren't able to respond to posts at all hours of the day which is why I haven't been online.

To the people asking legitimate questions, thank you. I take in board your comments. I have been raising dogs my whole life so please don't imagine I'm a person who wants a designer dog. My sister managed to rescue a pomchi and it's the most wonderful dog I've ever met in my life. I always keep an eye out for similar dogs on rescue sites and have yet to find one suitable.

I have been around both Poms and Chi's that are pure bred and I'm not opposed to either.

It was a question based on research and dog knowledge.

Anyone that feels the need to get on their high horse and lecture rather than sending informative and helpful posts really needs to give their head a wobble and look at what they're doing.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 18-Jul-19 08:00:26

I'm afraid as often happens the OP has gone off, whether in high dudgeon or having absorbed the serious advice - which isn't 'negativity', it's realism from people who are positive about dogs and their welfare.

But if she's still reading, maybe she could try asking instead something like, this is the sort of dog I'd like, for these reasons - what breeds from reputable breeders might match my criteria?

PookieDo Thu 18-Jul-19 07:22:50

I suspect the breeding is about the tail

But I mean mine when long is not the best, why not just have the full breed with the tail?

PookieDo Thu 18-Jul-19 07:20:29

Long and short

BrokenWing Thu 18-Jul-19 01:41:51

Looking at the site linked above why would anyone purposely want to breed a "pomchi" and why would you spend ££££s on one, it seriously looks like a mismatched mutt, chi head is way too small pom for body.

Not recommended for homes with children either.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 18-Jul-19 00:08:26

Therefore he looks very teeny and half bald with his fluffy tail and fluffy ears.

Is it wrong that I want to see a picture now? grin

PookieDo Wed 17-Jul-19 23:53:15

No I don’t get crosses either at all. My Ddog has a weird coat. It is kind of wavy/curly and when it gets long it all gets matted. It doesn’t look anything as nice as a pure Maltese or a pure yorkie show dog even if I brushed it, it’s just weird hair and I have to get him a no 3 all over to control it! Therefore he looks very teeny and half bald with his fluffy tail and fluffy ears. Surely if you like a X breed of dog’s coat or colouring or size you would go for that, with a X you do not know what they will look like grown and they could have a mix of the worst traits and features

I did not buy my dog just to reiterate!

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 17-Jul-19 23:43:06

I have a street mutt. Who knows what's in him. He's probably a multi generational mutt. Lovely dog, we based our choice on the foster home's assessment.

I understand pure breeds, properly bred. You know what you are getting to a certain extent. A whippet will run, a collie will herd and a chihuahua will snuggle.

I don't understand these crosses. Who knows what you'll get and they aren't mutts so you don't get the possible health boost of a healthy mutt. And it's unlikely to be a very ethical breeder who does proper due diligence so chances are you'll get the worst of all worlds; random traits and all the genetic health issues.

Or am I wrong?

Namechangeforthiscancershit Wed 17-Jul-19 23:35:01

I know some very nice little Pomeranians. Why would you want a cross specifically?

pigsDOfly Wed 17-Jul-19 23:31:04

It's highly unlikely anyone on here is going to be able to recommend such a person, as you've probably already gathered.

The problem with these sort of crosses is that they are, in the vast majority of cases, bred by puppy farms, where the conditions for the dogs is a lifetime of being bred over and over whilst living in squalor.

Once the dogs or bitches are too old to breed they tend to be dumped or got rid of in some way - it isn't done humanly.

Many of the puppies coming from puppy farms will die pretty much as soon as the buyer gets them home.

If not bred at a puppy farm, it will be from a back yard breeder - someone breeding from their pet dog and whilst this type of breeder will likely be far kinder the dog is still coming from an unreliable background.

You are not going to find a proper responsible breeder of this sort of cross, or any crossbreed, in the main.

Hence people on the doghouse take a very dim view of people actively looking for dogs of this type, which is why you've had the response you've had.

You might not want negativity on your thread but tbh there's not a lot one can be positive about with these kind of breeders.

OddCat Wed 17-Jul-19 19:34:29

Did you not read the slating another poster got for asking about a cockapoo breeder ?

PookieDo Wed 17-Jul-19 19:31:44

I was about to post on the other one actually

Look I have a ‘designer dog’ which I did not choose I re homed. I did not buy this dog.

He is a Maltese X Yorkshire terrier and he looks like a teddy bear. He has Maltese tail and ears and a very yorkie face. He’s lovely. He is long haired and doesn’t shed. He basically looks like a yorkie with a funny tail

There is something I can’t understand about cross breeding and I do actually want to know. What is the point?! I understand if it is to breed for speed and agility or something but I do not understand why you need to mix 2 very nice breeds anyway. Often they are very similar to almost identical and there is nothing to be gained no benefit! I still have to groom my Ddog and all that would come with either breed

I am genuinely interested if you like Poms and you like Chi’s, can’t you just get one of those?

fivedogstofeed Wed 17-Jul-19 18:43:59

https://manytearsrescue.org/displaymtarr_dog.php?id=25275

fivedogstofeed Wed 17-Jul-19 18:43:12

Here's one
His parents are probably in the same rescue.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 17-Jul-19 18:32:19

If you're set on this cross, there's a site (American) with some info including the potential health issues - each parent should have had the breed-appropriate checks. It suggests considering a rescue as it's more obvious in an adult if it does have issues.

https://thehappypuppysite.com/pomchi/

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