Chihuahua Vs Pomeranian

Chihuahuas Vs Pomeranians!
  Both Pomeranians and Chihuahuas are 
very popular dogs that are alert and   Loyal companions. They are two small breeds 
with a height of fewer than 11 inches.   Both breeds are great companion dogs 
and sometimes serve as watchdogs. They   Are well known as two adorable with 
very active and bright behavior.
  There are also quite a few differences 
between these two breeds that you   Will learn about in this video.
So let's take a look at the most important   Things to know about these breeds!
Number 1: Their origins
  The history of Chihuahua has been debated as 
certain people believe that they were first bred   In China before being introduced to the Americas. 
Others say they are native to Central America and   Descended from the Techichi, a small dog that 
lived in the 9th century. A similar dog breed   Was found in the Cholula pyramids, dating back 
to the 1500s. Despite their debatable origin,   Chihuahuas have become a prevalent dog breed 
in America, Europe, and the Mediterranean.
  On the other hand, the origin of Pomeranians is 
much clearer. They essentially came from sled   Dogs in Iceland and Lapland. They were later 
developed to the little dog we know today from   Much larger dog breeds that are similar to modern 
Klein German Spitz. In the mid-1800s, when Queen   Victoria brought this dog to England, the dog 
breed became very popular in Great Britain.
  Number 2: Their personality
Chihuahuas have large personalities   But range from feisty and outgoing to shy and 
timid. They are Intelligent and fiercely loyal to   The people they love and will happily accompany 
their owners anywhere and everywhere. However,   They are prone to separation anxiety so 
are happy with people around all the time.   As they act like a big dog in a small dog's 
body, Chihuahuas can also be overprotective   And very vocal if not well socialized.
You will find that Pomeranians are very active,   Intelligent, alert, and curious. They are known 
as good alarm barkers or watchdogs. They are   Generally perky, friendly little dogs and, like 
Chihuahuas, do not seem to realize they are small,   So they will occasionally attempt to tackle 
larger dogs or at least bark at them!
  Despite a small independent streak, 
they are pretty intelligent and do   Well in obedience competitions. Usually, 
it is only when they age that they become   Amenable to being true lap dogs.
Number 3: Their appearance
  Chihuahuas are tiny dogs with a 
weight that never exceeds 5.5 ILBs.   Their height at withers is generally between 
6-9 inches. There are also two types based   On their coat texture. One type has a 
long, soft, flat, or somewhat wavy coat,   And the other type has a short, smooth, glossy 
coat. These coats come in black and tan, red,   Fawn, tricolored, sable, and brindle. The most 
noticeable feature is their round heads and eyes,  

Which are quite protruding. Lastly, the ears are 
large, and their curved tail loops over the back.
  In contrast, Pomeranians are stockier and more 
heavily boned. They weigh between 3.3 and-6.6 lbs,   Yet their height at withers is only 
slightly more at around 9-11 inches.   The head is round-shaped with a short muzzle 
and dark, bright, almond-shaped eyes. The ears   Are small and erect while their tail is 
curled and set parallel to their backs.   Also, they have a double coat consisting of a 
soft, dense undercoat and a long, straight outer   Coat. The coat comes in various colors and color 
combinations, including red, orange, cream, black,   Brown, brindle, and parti-color. Most notably, their limbs are   Short and straight, with very tiny feet.
All in all, the size of the skull and the ears are   The easiest identifiers between the two. —
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Number 4: Their trainability
  Chihuahuas have the largest brains compared to 
their body size of any dog. They're clever little   Dogs as well and love to learn. Chihuahuas also 
seem well aware of how cute they are and often   Find ways to get what they want. They can 
have a bit of a ''terrier'' temperament,   So a firm but gentle hand is necessary, 
yet they still tend to excel in obedience   Training and other canine sports.
With Pomeranians, house training can be   A challenge, but with close supervision 
and patience, it can be achieved. Poms   Generally get along well with other pets, 
but controlled socialization is a must.
  These dogs are also often used in various 
activities like therapy dog work and obedience   Competitions. They are very intelligent and 
enjoy learning tricks and performing.
  Number 5: The time Investment needed
They might be small, but Chihuahuas   Still love getting out and about! While they 
might not need as much exercise as some larger   Breeds. Chihuahuas are also surprisingly low 
maintenance on the grooming front. A weekly   Brush for short-haired ones and two to three 
times per week for longer-haired Chihuahuas   Should be more than enough. They will be happy 
to snooze on your lap the rest of the time.   Pomeranians can require more time invested in 
them but are usually pretty easy to keep. It   Is worth noting that some are finicky eaters, 
but they do not have a tendency toward obesity,   Probably because, like Chihuahuas, they 
have a very active and playful nature.   However, grooming is much more difficult 
and must be done very frequently.   Overall though, they make good urban 
dwelling dogs and won't take up much   Time on the day-to-day. Number 6: The best home for them
  Chihuahuas are small and lightweight, so they're 
very tempting for young kids to pick up and play  

With, which they won't enjoy much. This means 
they're better suited to families with older   Children who understand that they may not 
want to be handled or fussed all the time.   Moreover, Chihuahuas have a more independent 
streak, so are better suited to owners   With experience of training wilful dogs! Pomeranians are excellent watchdogs with their   Vigilant attitude and their tendency to bark. 
They make wonderful companions for elderly folks   Because of their alertness and their small size 
but might be too fragile for young children.
  So what do you think so far? Do you 
prefer the Chihuahua or Pomeranian?
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  Number 7: Their health:
Like many other purebred dogs,   Chihuahuas are prone to certain health issues 
related to their breed. This is normally seen   In joint problems such as their kneecaps slipping 
temporarily out of place or their hip joints not   Fitting together perfectly, eventually leading 
to arthritis. What's more, due to the shape of   Their jaws, they can retain puppy teeth and so 
experience overcrowding. The good news is that   Chihuahuas also tend to live about 11-14 years 
on average so they are long-term companions.
  Pomeranians also have some issues with their 
kneecaps slipping but it's rarer. What is common   However is breathing problems. This is due to the 
fact their neck and windpipes are very small, so   Their trachea can collapse quite easily when they 
pull too hard on a tight leash; that's why it is   Recommended you use a harness with Pomeranians. What's more, this breed has long eyelashes,   Which makes them look very cute, but also 
causes them problems. Distichiasis is where   The lashes develop in an abnormal location and 
poke into the eye, causing discomfort. Lastly,   A pomeranian's lifespan is a bit higher 
than Chihuahuas at 12 to 16 years which   Is very good for any dog breed and makes them a 
puppy that's not just for Christmas.   Number 8: The costs of ownership
The average price of a Chihuahua puppy   Can range from $400 to $1,500. This varies 
depending on the type, breeder's reputation,   And bloodline. Rescue dogs are cheaper, with 
adoption fees being between $150 and $600.   Regardless, those from champion lines are much 
more sought-after and expensive. Also, long-haired   Chihuahuas and the rarity of coat color impact 
the pricing. For instance, the merle Chihuahua may   Cost up to $10,000! And this is before you get to 
the setup costs, insurance, and monthly food and   Care bills averaging at $70 a month, which adds 
up when they will likely live for over a decade.   With everything totaled, the average cost of a 
chihuahua throughout its life is about $13,000.   When it comes to Pomeranian puppies, the price can 
vary greatly, with some costing as much as $6,000   If they're from a sought-after breeder or if 
they're the rarer black Pom. In general, though,   Expect to pay somewhere between $800 to $2,000 
if you choose to get your Pom from a breeder  

And around half that if they are a rescue.
Also, because grooming can be more challenging   Than with chihuahuas, there's an additional 
cost of around $65, and you'll be looking at   Between three to eight visits each year. When 
you also account for vet bills, accessories,   And food costs, it can average $17,000 to take 
care of your Pom for the duration of its life.

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