Pomchi Standardapproved 6/18/1998 by thePomchi Club of America
General Appearance The Pomchi is graceful, short coupled little dog with sweet expression, alert and intelligent in attitude. Size, Proportion, Substance Weight - 5 to 12 pounds. Proportion - The body is short-coupled with bitches allowed to be somewhat longer than dogs. Head 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 rosed 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, Topline, Body 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. Forequarters 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 more scanty 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. ColorAny color-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.