chihuahua puppies with the mother.

Which Is A Better Dog Pomeranian Or Chihuahua? (Solved)

There are so many different types of dogs to choose from that a question as to which one is a better dog or Chihuahua is very hard to answer. However, there are many similarities between the two.

The first thing you should know about Chihuahuas and Pomeranians is that they both have round eyes. They both also have very large mouths and need to be brushed on a regular basis. Both dogs also have small teeth that are quite difficult to clean properly.

The biggest difference between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua however is that Pomeranians have very tiny ears and have their eye color colored like that of a cocker spaniel. Pomeranians also have short hair that is curly and tends to fall over the shoulders.

Pomeranians have also been known to have a more high maintenance personality than a Chihuahua. Chihuahuas have long hair that tends to hang down to their chest. A Chihuahua’s coat of fur has been compared to that of a pony or a goat’s mane.


The most important factor between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua however is that when it comes time to walk your Pomeranian, you will not have to worry about them pulling on your shoe or pulling on your arm. Most Pomeranians are very easy to walk. They do not need a lot of training in this department because their tendency is to follow the lead of their owner.

Another similarity between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua is that both dogs love to cuddle with you. This is another reason why people like to get a Pomeranian rather than a Chihuahua for a pet.

If you want a dog that is very active and is not overly cautious, then you would be better off getting a Chihuahua than a Pomeranian. 


The final thing that a person can compare a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua is that both dogs require obedience training. When training a Pomeranian, you must remember that they have a shorter attention span than a Chihuahua. Because of this, it would not be advised to use harsh techniques when training them.


When it comes to what type of veterinarian you should get your dog from, a Chihuahua is far less expensive than a Pomeranian. A Chihuahua also has a far lower chance of having any type of health problems and they do not require as much medical attention. So if you are looking for a cheaper option for a dog, then a Chihuahua may be for you.


Also, a Pomeranian does not require as much grooming. This means that a regular bath is usually all that you will need to give them. In fact, there are many’s that don’t even need a bath at all. A regular trip to the vet would not be needed.


A Pomeranian also has a much better temperament than a Chihuahua and is often happier with other dogs. On top of that, Pomeranians also tend to be very loyal dogs and require very little time of training before they will become your faithful companion. They will also never make you feel like you are doing something wrong and can make great companions for children.

Life Expectancy

Chihuahua have a much longer life expectancy than a Pomeranian. Chihuahuas are usually around twenty years old, whereas a Pomeranian can live to about sixteen.

However, it is also important to keep in mind that there are other factors that are going to impact whether you will choose a Chihuahua or a Pomeranian. 


Pomeranian dogs can grow to about 13 inches in height and they are considered to be one of the smallest dogs. They are also known for their intelligence and are very trainable. This breed of dog loves to please its owners and can be trained very easily. They love to do tricks like sit, stay and come and this is just the way they were bred to do.

If you choose a Chihuahua for a dog it is important to keep in mind that they are very small and can actually be quite intimidating for you to handle, so this is something to consider when choosing a dog.

The Pomeranian is smaller than a Chihuahua and can still intimidate a person because they have a very high amount of energy and this is not always an appealing trait in a dog. They are also great to take for long walks because they are extremely happy to have you with them and are very active and loving.

Some people think that they are too stubborn and that they have a hard time being trained. However, if they are raised in an environment that is not overly demanding, then this is definitely not the case. This breed of dog was bred to be intelligent and this means that they are very easy to train.

Energy Levels

Another benefit of having a Pomeranian as a pet is that they can sleep very long hours because they love to sleep and enjoy their toys. However, when it comes to their size they need to have plenty of exercise, and regular exercise will help them sleep through the night and have good-quality rest. They love to spend a lot of time sleeping on your lap and if you take good care of them they will get along well with other animals as well.

Another advantage of owning a Pomeranian is that they can easily become a part of your family because they love human contact. And will greet and love all of the members of your family, including kids, other dogs, cats, and you.

The only downside of owning a Pomeranian is that they need a lot of attention because of their size. The longer they live, the harder it is for them to keep up with the daily routine, so they will need a lot of care. However, if you keep them healthy and happy then you should never have any problems.

Dog Comparison Chart

( 1 is lowest rating and 5 is highest)

Breed ComparisonPomeranianChihuahua
Training Difficulty43
Intelligence Level53
Apartments/Condo Living4.54.5
Can be left alone1.51.5
Good with kids55


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