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Pomeranian / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up - Two Shiranian dogs are on top of a couch. One dog is on top of the others dog's back. There heads are tilted in opposite directions. One dog has drop ears and the other dog has perk ears.

Shiranians Emma at 3 months (bottom) with her 'big' sister Sophia (top) at 7 months old— "Sophia can be seen playing with her tennis ball, above. She is such an amazing dog we decided to add to our family with another Shiranian, Emma. Their personalities are so amazing and distinctly different. You can see that Sophia's looks are more toward the Pom side; and Emma's are more Shih-Tzu. Even though Sophia is the older of the two, Emma has passed her in size (Sophia has peaked out at around 4.5 pounds; Emma is almost 6 and projected to peak at 9). We can pretty much cancel our cable TV; these two are a riot to watch."

Other Names
  • Pom-Shi
  • Pom-Tzu
  • Shi-Pom
  • Shih-Pom
  • Shih A Pom

The Shiranian is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Shiranian
  • Designer Breed Registry = Shiranian
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Shiranian
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Shiranian
A long haired soft coated, tan Shiranian is laying on a rug, it is looking forward and there is a chair behind it. It has a black nose, dark eyes and a purple dog ID tag hanging from its collar.

Gizmo the Shiranian (Pom / Shih Tzu mix breed) at 1 year old

Close up - A fluffy tan Shiranian puppy is being held against the body of a person in a green and white striped shirt. The dog is looking forward, its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. It looks like a little teddy bear.

Gizmo the Shiranian (Pom / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at 12 weeks

The left side of a fluffy looking black with grey and white Shiranian dog laying on a carpet looking up and forward. It has a black nose and round black nose.

Izzy the Shih Tzu / Pomeranian mix breed dog (Shiranian) at 7 months old—"Izzy belonged to my great-grandchildren when daddy said "the puppy has to go" so I said I would take her. She is the best little dog I have ever had. She is extremely smart and she was easy to train. She doesn't shed but hair does come out when I brush her. She is a good watch dog. She loves to play with my Russian Siberian kitten who is 1 month older than Izzy and the kitten weighs about 2 pounds more. They are the best buddies and make me laugh. When they are not napping, they are playing. They are just the cutest together. Everyone in the family loves Izzy. She is tiny with lots of energy and very loving. She gives kisses all the time. I love the fact that I don't have to take her to the groomer every month. All she needs is a 15 minute bath and blow dry and Izzy is done. She is the best dog I've ever had."

Close up - The left side of a tricolor white with black and tan Shiranian puppy, it is laying on a bed, its mouth is open, its tongue is out, it is looking up and to the left.

Vausch the Pomeranian / Shih Tzu mix breed (Shiranian) puppy

The back left side of a long coated, tan with black Shiranian is laying across a grass, it is looking up and back. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. There are large rocks in front of it.

Rudy the Shiranian (Pom / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at about 6 months old

A soft looking, tan with black Shiranian is sitting on a couch with its paw over a pastel colored plush doll. The puppy is looking up with its eyes.

Rudy the Shiranian (Pom / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) puppy at about 3 months old

Close up - A fuzzy brown with white Shiranian puppy is laying on a couch and it is looking forward. The dog has large perk ears, round eyes and a brown nose and brown lips.

Shiranian puppy (Pomeranian / Shih Tzu mix breed dog), photo courtesy of Faded Rose Kennel

The right side of a black with white Shiranian puppy that is laying across a red carpet and it is looking forward. It has fluffy hair, a black coat with white on its chest and white on the tips of its paws, a black nose and an underbite that shows its bottom row of white teeth.

Shiranian puppy (Pomeranian / Shih Tzu mix breed), photo courtesy of Faded Rose Kennel

Close up - A short haired, wavy coated, brown with black and white Shiranian puppyis sitting on a bed, it is looking forward, its head is slightly tilted to the right and there is a pink blanket behind it.

Lucy, Shiranian puppy at 9 weeks old

The back left side of a black and white Shiranian puppy that is standing in grass, it has a blue bow in its hair and it is looking forward. Its tail is curled up over its back.

Maximus the Shiranian (Pom / Shih Tzu mix breed) at 6 months old and almost 4 pounds— "He has a personality to die for, and is a very independent little guy who loves to be loved. I would purchase another Shiranian puppy in a nanosecond if I were looking. He loves everyone—babies, children, men, women, cats, other dogs big and little. He is just full of it and extremely smart! Housebreaking has been a breeze! Even though he is tiny and almost knocks himself over when he raises his leg, he loves going outside rain or shine. Since we're in Wisconsin, the jury is still out as to whether the snow will detour his housebreaking progress."

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