All You Need To Know About Shrinanian Dog Breed

Shrinanian is a mixed breed dog, adorable, small, and loyal. It is a cross between Shih Tzu and Pomeranian. Shiranians inherited some of their best characters from the two parents. They are also referred to as Shih-Pom, Pomshi, Pom-Tzu, and Shih-A-Pom. Recently, they have become very popular as designer dogs because of their small stature and lovely personality. Their playful personalities make them more adorable than the other dog breed.

Temperament & Personality

Shrinanian dogs are affectionate, social, and lovely, they like their owners. They inherited their social character from their parents, and get over-attached with their human family while they remain very close to their owners. They are miniature dogs but extremely lively and outgoing dogs. Other pets raised with them become their playmates. But, if left alone for a longer period, they may suffer depression and become destructive. Shrinanians are sociable and easy-going with kids


As a cross between Pomerania and Shih Tzu's parents, Shiranians are small in size. Most of them weigh between 4 to 16 pounds and their height range from 7 to 12 inches at the shoulder level. However, some of them can be larger or smaller.


This breed has double coats which they inherit from their both parents, Shih Tzu and Pomeranian who have abundant fur and double coat. Shiranian has an average to long smooth fur which is straight, although, with a stronger Pomeranian influence, few can have a wavier coat texture. Shiranians are heavy shedders and they shed frequently, so brushing them on a regular basis with a pin brush or wide comb will remove the dead hairs. Blow drying their fur will irritate their skin because they are prone to skin sensitivities. 
Sometimes, trimming their fur near the eyes and other parts of the body will keep them clean. Their teeth need to be brushed at least two or three times a week, as this will prevent tartar buildup and tooth decay. It is necessary to cut their nails when it overgrows, and clean their ears on a weekly basis to avoid ear infections.

Health issues

Shiranian dog breed doesn’t suffer from many health problems like other crossbreed dogs. Although most are generally healthy, some inherit few health problems from their parent breeds such as Allergies, Cataracts, Hypoglycemia, and Hypothyroidism, so it is important to maintain good care and regular veterinary checks.


Shiranians are intelligent dog breeds and training them is very easy because they pick up instructions very quickly. But, they can become stubborn sometimes, which can make it tough to train them. A firm and consistent trainer is suitable for training Shiranians. Socialization training should start early at the puppy stage and this will prevent them from developing unwanted behaviors. They also need obedience and command training. In addition, leash training from the puppy stage will make them feel comfortable to move with a leash. The trainer needs to adopt positive training sessions, such as treats, praises, and hugs, as these will help them learn faster.


The best food for Shiranian should be formulated for a small breed with moderate energy. They tend to gain weight if they are overfed, so you should follow a regular feeding schedule and not leave food out during the day. Also, limit the amount of treats you give them.

With Children and other Pets

Because Shiranians are miniature dog breeds, they can be easily injured by very excited children. They prefer to be around adults and older children who know how to play gently with small dogs. However, for children to learn early how to approach and play with small dogs, Shiranians can make a good companion.

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