The Pomeranian Shih Tzu is a popular hybrid Shih Tzu mix, also known by Shiranian, Shihpom or Pom-Tzu.
This mixed breed is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Pomeranian. The American Canine Hybrid Club and Designer Dogs Kennel Club both recognize this cross-breed.
The Shiranian's weight ranges from 4-16 pounds and they are usually 7-12 inches tall. They come in several different colors such as brindle, gold, chocolate, red, orange, black or sable.
The coat color may be solid or any of these color combinations. The Shiranian has a long, straight and sometimes wavy double coat.
They are able to sport the topknot like the Shih Tzu due to their long hair. The Pom-Tzu is perfect for people with allergies since they are hypoallergenic. The breed requires regular grooming to keep their hair smooth and tangle free.
The Shihpom is a loving and affectionate dog breed. They are quick learners, intelligent and also very energetic. They need daily exercise, such as a short walk or playtime in the yard. Pom-Tzu's thrive on human contact so they don't do well when left alone for long hours. Shihpom's are generally not for families with little children because children may play too rough with them. They also adjust in homes with other pets. The average life expectancy is 15 years or more.
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