Caring for a Pomshinese
Feeding: Pomshinese can be finicky eaters. You may have to try different foods to get them to eat. They can be fed throughout the day.
Living with a Pomshinese
Personality: The Pomshinese is a hardy, healthy toy breed dog mix with an energetic, playful and loving personality.
Temperament: Overall the Pomshinese is a calm and loving dog that can become food and space aggressive.
Family Dog: The Pomshinese can make a great family dog with older children only as these dogs are small and can be fragile.
Shedding: The Pomshinese sheds very little.
Grooming: The Pomshinese should be bathed like a Pom, not too often unless needed. Knotting of the coat may occur but it is not likely. Brushing is not needed often. They should not be shaved.
Training: The Pomshinese can benefit from confidence walking and exposure to all elements and situations.
Behavior: The Pomshinese has the energy of the Pomeranian, the Shih Tzu's sweet nature and the stubbornness of the Pekingese which is rarely shown.
Barking: The Pomshinese barks at unknown sounds and unfamiliars. They can have Little Man Syndrome.
Weather: The Pomshinese is not bothered too much by cold weather but is by hot weather due to the coat and face.
Exercise: The Pomshinese needs a lot of walks and or time to play in the yard.
Living Conditions: The Pomshinese can be indoors but they are very energetic and love to run. They must be watched when outdoors.
Appearance: The Pomshinese is slightly brachycephallic in some percentage of mixes and more so in others. They weigh about 6 to 8 pounds with a long Pekingese like body, yet very thin like a Pomeranian. The coat has the Pekingese mane, sparse Pomeranian hair, long haired tail, feathering on the hind legs and a semi-long to long haired coat.
Size: The Pomshinese is a mix of Toy Breeds and weighs under 8 pounds when fully grown with an average height between 9 to 10 inches.
Head: The head of the Pomshinese is slightly brachycephallic (pug-like) to more Pom-like in appearance.
Nose: The nose of the Pomshinese is black in color.
Eyes: The eyes of the Pomshinese are dark brown in color, slightly pronounced and centered above nose line.
Muzzle: The Pomshinese has a short to medium muzzle.
Teeth/Bite: The Pomshinese has an under bite on dog with shorter faces giving them the crowded teeth appearance of the mouth.
Neck: The Pomshinese has a short, muscular neck.
Body: The Pomshinese has the long Pekingese back with the tail held over the body.
Forequarters: The forequarters of the Pomshinese are slim compared to rear.
Gait: The Pomshinese has a rolling gait.
Feet: The feet of the Pomshinese are Pekingese/Shih Tzu shaped and point out in front.
Tail: The tail of the Pomshinese is curly, carried high over the back and covered in long hair.
Color: The coat of the Pomshinese can be Black & White spotted, Lancier or other colors common with the three parent breeds.
Coat: The coat of the Pomshinese is medium to semi-long in length.
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Pomshinese is 14 to 15 years.
Allergies: The Pomshinese may be allergic to Red dye 40 as is common with Poms.
Health: The Pomshinese has very few health issues.
Skin Health: The Pomshinese may suffer from dryness when over bathing.
Ear Health: The Pomshinese seems very resistant to ear infections.
Bone Health: The Pomshinese is closer to that of a Pekingese which may be prone to luxating patella.
History: Pomeranian and Pekingese mixes have been happening for a while now, as Pomeranian Shih Tzu and Pekingese Shih Tzu. Upon acquiring my dog's mix of 3 of the breeds (by a local toy dog breeder) research has shown this mix to be rare.
* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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