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|
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.
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.