Chiranian Dog Breed Information and Facts
Easy to take care of and suitable as an apartment pet, the Chiranian is cuddly and fun to play with as a pet. With enough exercise and balanced lifestyle, the adorable crossbreed can live to be 12 to 18 years old. Let's take a closer look at the information and facts you need to know about the Chiranian.
The Chiranian, also known as the Pomchi, is a cross between the Chihuahua
and the Pomeranian breed
. Both are small-sized dogs that love affection and attention, and the Chiranian inherits these traits twofold. After a slow start, this breed is becoming more and more popular each year.
The Chiranian is considered a toy dog. The pup weighs in at about 5 to 12 pounds and stands only 5 to 9 inches in height.
The Chiranian can be single or double-coated depending on which genetic parent dominates. This is a very good looking dog naturally, so trimming the coat is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Regular brushing is necessary to keep the coat healthy and beautiful. If your Chiranian has a short coat, brush once or twice a week. For longer coats, brush more often. The Chiranian sheds little and, when it does, does so seasonally.
A true lap dog, the Chiranian is generally sweet and affectionate. However, the personality of the Chiranian varies as it can adopt any combination of personalities from its genetic ancestors. The breed tends to be playful and energetic. It is known for bonding tightly with one of its owners.
The breed can be territorial and protective, but loyal and loving to people it feels close to. The Chiranian will happily follow you around everywhere, so separation anxiety can be an issue with this pup. Despite the small size, this dog can be very assertive so it is important family members maintain a dominant relationship to it. If this is done and the dog is given plenty of attention, it will make a perfect pet.
This dog absolutely needs training, so get started as early as possible. This pup is naturally assertive and has lots of energy, so an untrained Chiranian is annoying and a pain in the derriere. The good news is it takes well to training and socialization. Make sure to undertake both with your dog as early as possible.
Even though the Chiranian is small, it still needs plenty of exercise. The dog is small enough that just playing with it indoors should be sufficient to keep it in good health. Make sure to pursue different activities so that it remains mentally stimulated as well if at all possible.
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