The Shiranian is an adorable mix — a cross between the Shih-Tzu and Pomeranian. Due to how undeniably adorable it is, it’s gotten very popular in the past few years. That’s something to be careful of though! A dog with this amount of popularity attracts backyard breeders. They create unhappy, unhealthy, and unsocialized dogs because they can make some quick money off them. Do your research when getting a Shiranian puppy or look in shelters!
Most of the reason these dogs are so popular is their cuteness. They’re very small and have long hair, and you might be lucky enough to find that they don’t shed! They can come in a variety of colors and will likely take after one of their parents.
The Shiranian – A Loyal Dog
The great thing about these dogs is how fast they learn. Shiranians are eager to please and will work hard to make sure you’re proud of them! They’ll pick up good manners quickly and can learn some adorable tricks. Due to their small size, potty training may require some patience and take a few months, but it’ll be worth it. Take them out every thirty minutes to start and slowly increase from there, praising them when they go outside. Don’t punish accidents!
One thing to watch with these dogs is the potential for separation anxiety. They get very attached to their owners and love spending time with them. That means they may not be the best choice if you go to work for long shifts every day. However, as puppies, you should make an effort to leave these dogs alone for short periods. Doing this will help them get used to the idea that you aren’t always around, but that you’ll always come back. You will quickly come to love this wonderful dog breed.