About the Shiranian
The Shiranian is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Pomeranian and the Shih Tzu. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Shiranian is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Shiranian is a hybrid or a crossbreed between a Shih-Tzu and a Pomeranian. This type of crossbred dog is often referred to as a designer breed dog and is one that has grown increasingly popular in the last few years. As a hybrid dog, the Shiranian is not one that can usually be registered with purebred organizations, although there are now many hybrid organizations that have opened to recognize such designer bred dogs. This breed is also sometimes referred to as a Shihpom.
The Shiranian may be a first generation or a second generation dog. First generation refers to a dog that was bred from parents that were both purebred, in this case a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred Shih-Tzu. A second generation dog is one that is bred from parents that are both Shiranians.
The coat and color the Shiranian will vary depending on exactly which one of the parents the dog favors more. In most cases, the dog will have a tendency to favor one parent more than the other.
The Shiranian has a double coat that is long and flowing, much like the Shih-Tzu. This coat will grow quite long like both of its ancestors. For the most part, the coat of the dog will be straight, but in some cases the coat may also have a slight curl. The different color variations that may appear in this breed include solid as well as multi-colors, including red, black, chocolate, orange, gold, sable and brindle. There are also merle variations as well.
Also known as a Shih-Pom, Shih A Pom or a Pom-Tzu.
The Shiranian is known for being very intelligent and will catch on quickly to commands, especially when provided with training while it is still a puppy. This is also an affectionate and loving dog that is sociable and requires human companionship in order to be happy and well-adjusted. Shiranians are known for being outgoing and as a result they are often not considered to be a good watchdog due to the fact that they may not be wary around strangers. This dog is typically eager to learn and will handle training quite well. The Shiranian is also energetic and will need to be provided with ample opportunity to play and exercise. Although loving, it should be remembered that the Shiranian can sometimes have somewhat of a stubborn streak. The Shiranian tends to get along well with other animals, especially those that it has been raised with.
For the most part, this is not a breed that has a lot of health problems, although like most dogs this breed may have a tendency to experience hip dysplasia. Prospective owners that are concerned about this problem should investigate the dog鈥檚 parentage to determine whether this may be a problem and how severe it may be. Smaller size Shiranians may not do well in families with small children who may play too roughly with them because their size can put them at a disadvantage.
This is a dog that is considered to be somewhat high maintenance due to the fact that its coat will need to be brushed daily. When needed, the dog will need to be bathed to remove dirt from its coat. Depending on the owner鈥檚 personal wishes, grooming may need to be performed on a regular basis as well. If the owner intends to keep the dog with a long coat, this may not be required as often as when the owner intends to keep the dog groomed similar in a style to a Shih-Tzu.
The best environment for a Shiranian will be one in which it can live indoors and play on occasion outdoors. This is not a dog that does well when left alone for long periods of time or when left outdoors, due to its silky coat. This is a dog that requires human companionship and will do best in a home where it can play and exercise on a daily basis. Exercise should be provided in the form of a short daily walk. Due to their small size, the Shiranian is typically not able to withstand long walks. Training should be provided at an early age to help this dog live up to its full potential. Training is usually quite easy with this dog, although owners should keep in mind that they will need to be persistent in order to see the best results from the Shiranian.
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