Skip to Content

Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix: The dog for everyone

Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix: The dog for everyone

The Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix or Shiranian is a small, but a loyal dog. They are great companions for everyone!

Single people or families. For people who live in tiny apartments or someone who lives in a big house. They fit in everywhere. That’s how great they are at adapting!

But, what’s a must for this dog is to get enough love and attention! They can go without anything, but not love. They thrive on love and attention.

But, of course, there are a few downsides to them too. But we’ll discuss all of that in the text below.

Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix

Because this is a mixed breed we can’t tell you how exactly your Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix will look like or be like. That’s so with every designer dog. And they are of course not recognized by the AKC.

ALSO READ Yorkie Pomeranian Mix: Small And Feisty

Because they are a mix of two dogs, they can be more like one or the other parent breed. Or they can even have traits of both parents.

What they look like

The Shih Tzu Pomeranian mix is between seven and 12 inches tall and weighs between eight and 16 pounds.

Their coat is long and it is usually straight but it can be a bit curly too. Even though they have a long coat they are hypoallergenic dogs. This means they are perfect for people who are allergic to dog hair.

The main colors of Shiranians are:

  • brown,
  • black,
  • sable,
  • brindle,
  • red, and
  • white

Sometimes their coats are one solid color. But usually, they have a mix of their parents’ patterns and colors. It’s also important to mention that they have a double coat which protects them from the cold and heat.

What they are like

Now we know what the Pomeranian Shih Tzu mix looks like, but what are they like?

Because these dogs are a hybrid breed and will inherit traits from both parent breeds, we don’t really know exactly what they’ll be like.

FUN FACT: A Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix can cost anywhere between $300 and $1,300

But, generally speaking, these dogs are usually friendly and loving. they are also very playful. They have moderate energy levels. So, they like to go on walks and play around, but they also love naps.

ALSO READ Teacup Shih Tzu: The small, fragile dog

They love attention and thrive when you’re spending time with them. No matter what you’re doing, as long as you’re doing it with them. They simply love attention.

What you should know about the Pom Shih Tzu mix

This dog can be a bit stubborn and it will be difficult to teach them anything. They are not really interested in learning new tricks. That doesn’t mean they aren’t smart. They are very smart and can learn a lot! You just need to know how to teach them and have a lot of patience.

But what they lack in discipline, they make up in love! The Shih Tzu Pomeranian mix is unbelievably friendly and loving! You’ll be surprised at how attentive and cite they can be!


Mixed breeds usually are healthier than purebred dogs. They also live a long life. The Pomeranian Shih Tzu mix does have a life expectancy of around 12 to 16 years.

But, they are still predisposed to certain health problems.

Some of the more common health problems Shiranians suffer from include:

  • Cataracts
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism

But, if you want to keep your dog healthy you have to do something too. You can’t only rely on their genetics.

To make sure your dog stays healthy you should take them regularly to the vet for checkups. Also, feed them high-quality food. They need to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Even though they are small dogs, they still need enough exercise. That’s what keeps them healthy too. This breed needs around thirty minutes of activity daily. It’s best to divide that time into three 10-minute play sessions or walks.

FUN FACT: Keep your Shiranian’s walks short. These dogs have small legs so they get pretty tired easily.

Take care of your dog’s fur too. Brush it every day so it stays healthy and shiny, and doesn’t get matted. Also, remember that their eyes can get watery, so they can get those red stains around their eyes. Make sure to remove their tears, to prevent those stains.


We titled this article “Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix: The dog for everyone” because that’s what they really are. A dog for absolutely everyone! Especially for those among you that are looking for a real lap dog and companion. The Pomeranian Shih Tzu Mix will never leave your side!

These dogs are great. Loving, kind, and fun to be around. And what’s more important, they can adapt to any situation. It doesn’t matter where you live or if there are 10 family members or just one. This designer dog will adapt.

But, we have to warn you. They are great with kids, but kids are not great with the Pom Shih Tzu mix. This is a small dog and a fragile dog. So it’s easy to hurt them. That’s why you shouldn’t let small children play alone with them. They could hurt the dog.

So, teach your child how they should behave with the dog. How they should play with it. Teach them that they shouldn’t hurt the dog and that they have to take care of them.

It’s scientifically proven that dogs are great for small children. They can teach them so much about responsibility and how to care for another being and. But that is only if you show them how to behave with pets.

When we’re already talking about designer dogs, we have articles on many mixed breeds. You can check out some of them:

My name is Jackie and I am a veterinarian with a degree in veterinary medicine. With extensive experience in treating various animals, I am known for my compassionate and personalized approach to animal care.