The Shiranian, a cross between Shih Tzu and Pomeranian, is a famous designer dog. Due to its lovable personality and small stature, the breed is preferred by dog lovers. Despite its small size, this toy dog is lively and has a playful nature, which makes it more adorable. However, some of its physical as well as behavioral traits often vary, as inherited from the parents.
|Other names||Shih A Pom, Shih Pom, Pom Tzu|
|Coat||Thick, medium/long, straight/slight curly double coat|
|Color||Black, tan, brown, white, merle, orange, red, brindle, gold|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Life span||15 years on average|
|Weight||4-16 lbs (1.8-7.25)|
|Size and Height||Small; 7-12 inches|
|Temperament||Happy, friendly, adorable, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Size of Litter||4-6 puppies|
|Country Originated in||United States of America|
|Competitive Registration||DBR, DRA, ACHC, IDCR, DDKC|
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History and Origin
No detailed information about the origin of shih pom is available.
Since the shih pom is friendly, these dogs have the propensity to become overly attached to their families, often remaining close to their owners. If separated or left alone for too long, these dogs suffer from depression and may become aggressive. Their fondness for human companionship is often highlighted when they start drawing attention until their owners cuddle or play with them. They are compatible with children and with other pets in the family. However, their easygoing and sociable nature makes them inappropriate as a watchdog.
The Shiranian needs sufficient exercise in the form of short, regular walks, as they are surprisingly energetic for their small size. However, too much strenuous exercise like extended hours of walking could be harmful. Provide your pet ample opportunities to play indoors or inside the fenced yards of your house.
As they have a thick covering of fur, the Shiranian needs daily brushing to prevent mats and to keep dead hairs away. Bathe your pet with a mild soap only when it is necessary. Occasional bathing helps to keep its coat clean and shiny.
Unlike its parents, the Shiranian is not susceptible to numerous health conditions. However, due to its short height and comparatively smaller nasal passages, it may develop hip dysplasia and can suffer from breathing difficulties.
A shih pom puppy has the innate ability to learn quickly, making it easier for you to train your pup. Start obedience, socialization, and crate training the dog at a young age. By accustoming them to leash training and grooming early, you can prevent any undesirable behavior in future. Always incorporate good training practices with patience and fairness.
Provide your pet with a quality holistic dog food containing turkey, beef, salmon, herring, lamb, and chicken meat as the prime ingredient. Commercial dog foods having whole grains like oatmeal, barley, and rice can be given to your pet. You may occasionally include few fresh vegetables and fruits such as carrots, peas, blueberries, and apples in your dog’s diet.
These cute little pom tzus love to play with dog toys, as also with their owner’s toes and fingers.