What To Know About The Shih Tzu And Pomeranian Mix?

Have you ever seen the Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix dog? These dogs are also known as Shiranian. They are also referred to as Pom-Tzu, Shih A Pom, Shih-Pom, Shih-Pom, Shi-Pom, and Shi-Pop. 

They are small and adorable dogs that will capture any dog lover’s heart at first sight. They are also intelligent so that you can easily educate them. That’s why they are one of the most popular pets nowadays and often referred to as ‘designer dogs’.

Are you fond of these lovely dogs? Read on to get more detailed information about them.

Shiranian dog

Size And Color

Shiranian dogs have flowing double coats like Shih-Tzu which may have medium to long length. Sometimes the coat will be straight but in most cases, it will be slightly curly. And the colors of the coat are various ranging from black, orange, chocolate, gold, red, brindle and sable. And depending on each Shiranian dog, you may find solid and single, bicolored or tricolored coupled with different body markings coloring in their double coats.

About the size of these cute dogs, they are usually about seven to twelve inches in height and about 1.8 to 6.8 kg based on their ages.

The Lifespan 

The average lifespan of the Shiranian is usually from 13 to 15 years. However, it can go beyond the ordinary limit ten to eighteen years if their owners take good care of them. On the contrary, it is impossible for Shiranians or any other small dog breeds to reach their lifespan limit if their owners don’t take care of them.


The Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix dogs are well-known for their intelligence and friendliness. They are loyal dogs and best friends of people since they provide good companionship to humans, especially children and younger members of the family. In fact, they are too friendly to be good watch-dogs because they make friends with almost anyone they meet even if they are strangers.

If you have a Shiranian in your home, you will never feel bored because this adorable dog will do cute antics to capture your attention. And you will feel much warmer when having Shiranian.

Shiranian is not only friendly to people but also with other animals, especially the ones it has been raised with. So you are free to raise another pet. However, do not ever forget to spend time playing and exercising with Shiranian or they will feel like being left behind.

And because these dogs easily have a problem with separation anxiety, you should never leave them on their own for a long period of time. So if you go on travel for days, let’s take Shiranian with you. They will make your trip much more enjoyable.

Shiranian Grooming

You need to groom your Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix dogs frequently because they usually have long coats that easily get tangled. Moreover, since Shiranian dogs have double coats, you will need to spend more time and effort taking care of their hair. It would be better if you bath your pet occasionally using a mild soap to ensure that the coat will remain smooth and clean.

Another thing to remember is that these dogs have extremely sensitive skin that they need to be towel-dried after a wash or a bath. You should never use a hairdryer to dry their hair because it can damage their skin.

Taking care of your dog’s hair regularly will help avoid shedding. However, if shedding happens, you may need some useful tips below to get rid of your dog’s hair.

Grooming your Shiranian’s hair regularly is necessary to keep it clean and shine

Health Conditions

The Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix dogs remain quite healthy and compared to their purebred parents. Although they do not suffer from too many health complications, you should go to a veterinarian for a checkup. A checkup will tell you if your dog has an illness or not. Some of the most common illness that Shiranian may have are vision and hearing loss, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, dental disease, various skin problems, etc.

In case, your Shiranian is having any problem with its sensitive skin, here is some useful information that you will need.

Besides physical diseases, Shiranians usually have problems with depression. They easily feel depressed especially when their owners are not around. That’s this pet is not ideal for those who spend less time at home.

Living Conditions

Shiranian crossbreeds are indoor dogs since they cannot adapt to extreme temperature changes. They are small and friendly so it is safe to let them play with kids. However, you should keep an eye on the kids and the dog. This is to keep your dog safe because they easily get injuries with their small size.

And even if Shiranians are indoor dogs, they are energetic. They love running, doing exercises, etc. Hence, make sure you have some toys and space for them to do exercises every day. That’s why you should visit your local or walking around the neighborhood with your dog for at least 30 minutes. Exercising will keep you and your canine healthy. Some other activities that you can do along with your canine are playing fetch with any doggie toys, doing training in an obedience class, etc.


So what about the Shih Tzu and Pomeranian crossbreed’s diet? What do they need?

They would grow better if you feed them with holistic dog food. Make sure you give them the food that is rich in protein because protein will supply the calories your dog needs. Some of the ingredients contain a high level of protein are chicken meat, beef, turkey, lamb, herring, and salmon. Besides, you should feed your dog with food that contains rice, oatmeal or barley. Also, it is necessary to give your dog vegetables and fruits occasionally.

Besides, giving your Shiranian dog dry food is also a good choice. This dog usually needs a cup of dry dog food every day.

One thing you should remember when buying food for your dog is to check the ingredients. That’s because these foods may contain ingredients that your canine is allergic to.

Click here for more information about the food that Shiranian can’t eat.

Dog Training

Shih Tzu and Pomeranian dogs are quick learners. But first, you should start obedience training. Then, you can train them on proper socialization. And the last step of training for your dog is crate training. It won’t take a lot of time for you to train Shiranian dogs since their innate nature is attracting attention.

It would be better if you start the training process as early as possible to avoid bad behavior in the future. Through training, you can teach them to obey your demands and build good behaviors.

To encourage your dogs during training, you should give them praise and treat. Since they love attention, they would try harder to receive another reward.



Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix may be the most lovable designer dogs. They are so intelligent and sweet that you would want to hug them as soon as you see them. Of course, sometimes, these dogs can be naughty. But it’s okay as long as you love them and train them in the right way.

It’s not easy to owe a cute dog like this. You have to feed it well with the right kind of food. You also have to spend time taking care of it so it can be both physically and mentally healthy. You will have to spend some money and effort to raise this cute dog. However, it is all worth it because you will have a loyal friend share with you all the happiness and sadness.