Pomchi Breed Standard & info

Pomchi


General Appearance

The Pomchi is a graceful, short coupled little dog with sweet expression, alert and intelligent in attitude.

Weight

5 to 12 pounds.

Proportion

The body is short-coupled with females allowed to be somewhat longer than males. Head is 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 rose 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

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.

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 scantier 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 including 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.

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