Pom-Shi Breed Information & Characteristics


Are Pom-Shis Hypoallergenic?

Unfortunately, the Pom-Shi is not hypoallergenic, making it not a good choice for a dog lover who suffers from pet allergies.


What is a Pom-Shi personality? What are Pom-Shi dogs best known for?


Shedding Level

Are Pom-Shis heavy shedders? How Much Does a Pom-Shi Shed?

4 / 5

Pom-Shi dogs are heavy shedders, they will lose a significant amount of hair each year. To decrease the amount of shedding, you can regularly brush your Pom-Shi. This will remove loose hair and keep his coat growing in the same direction.

Watchdog Ability

What is the watchdog ability of a Pom-Shi dog?

2 / 5

Pom-Shis are not the best watchdogs. If you want a guard dog, the Pom-Shi is not the breed for you. They will 'watch' everything - but that's usually as far as they go.


What are Pom-Shis descended from?

Shiba Inu and Pomeranian

Breed recognition

What organizations or kennel clubs recognize/register the Pom-Shi breed?

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®

Date of Birth

When were Pom-Shis first bred? How old is the Pom-Shi breed?


Eye Color Possibilites

What color are Pom-Shi eyes?


Nose Color Possibilites

What color can Pom-Shi nose be naturally?


Coat Color Possibilites

What color can Pom-Shi coat be naturally?


Coat Length

How long is a Pom-Shis coat?

3 / 5

The coat of a Pom-Shi falls in the medium length category.

Coat Density

How Dense Is The Pom-Shi Coat?

3 / 5

Coat Texture

What is the texture of the hair of a Pom-Shi?


Litter Size

How many puppies can a Pom-Shi have in a litter? How many puppies can a Pom-Shi have in her first litter?

A Pom-Shi can have a litter of 2-5 puppies on average. However, it's worth noting that the size of the litters can vary greatly. Factors that can influence litter size include the health of the mother, breeding history, and genetics.


5 / 5

Pom-Shis are known for their adaptability and versatility, they are capable of adapting well to a wide range of lifestyle changes and living environments. They are a highly adaptable breed, and make great companions for families and individuals of all lifestyles.

Health Issues

Do Pom-Shis have a lot of health problems?

3 / 5

The Pom-Shi is generally considered to be healthy. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health issues and it is important to keep an eye out for them and address them with your veterinarian as needed.

Major Concerns

What are the major health concerns to be aware of when owning a Pom-Shi?

Patellar Luxation
Hip Dysplasia
Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Minor Concerns

What are the less significant issues to keep in mind when it comes to Pom-Shis?

Tracheal Collapse
Sick Sinus Syndrome

Occasional Tests

What are the occasional tests recommended for Pom-Shi breed?

Complete Blood Count
Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
Blood And Urine Analysis
Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
Complete Physical Examination
Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system


Do Pom-Shis have a lot of energy?

3 / 5

For those who lead a balanced lifestyle, Pom-Shis may be a good choice as they have an average energy level.

Social Needs

Do Pom-Shis need socialization? How social are Pom-Shis?

4 / 5

Pom-Shi have above average social needs compared to other breeds.They thrive in environments where they have a lot of interaction with humans and other dogs.

Exercise Needed

How much exercise should Pom-Shis get?

2 / 5

The Pom-Shis a breed that requires only a small amount of physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These breeds are ideal for people with busy lifestyles, elderly people or those who have limited mobility. They also make great pets for those who live in small apartments or have limited outdoor space.

Sleeping Need

How much sleep should a Pom-Shi have? Do Pom-Shis sleep a lot?

3 / 5

The Pom-Shi breed is known for its moderate energy levels and normal sleep patterns, typically sleeping around 12-14 hours per day.

Tendency to Bark

How much does it bark?

2 / 5

Pom-Shi dogs tends to bark less frequently than most other dogs. They tend to be quieter and less vocal than other breeds. They may only bark when necessary, such as to alert their owner of something or to communicate something. They do not bark excessively, and may not bark as much as other dogs in certain situations, such as when they are left alone.


Are Pom-Shis mouthy?

3 / 5

Roaming urge

What is the likelihood of a Pom-Shi running away? Do they have a tendency to explore or wander frequently?

3 / 5

Prey Drive

Do Pom-Shi dogs have a high prey drive?

3 / 5

Past times

What do Pom-Shis enjoy doing? How do I keep my Pom-Shi busy?

Fetch, Walks, Hiking, Running, Swimming, Cuddle, Walk, Tug-of-war

Activity Level

What is the energy level of a Pom-Shi? How much energy does a Pom-Shi have?

Pom-Shis are medium-energy dogs and typically enjoy socializing and playing casual or even sustained games of chase with other dogs. They may also have occasional periods of barking or racing around the house.

Tolerance of being left alone

2 / 5

Walks per Week

How far should a Pom-Shi walk each week? How many miles should a Pom-Shi walk every week?

There's really no limit to how far you walk your dog as long as they're comfortable. For Pom-Shi, it's at least 5 miles / week. Just remember to build distance and stamina gradually over time.

Activity per Day

How much a Pom-Shi should exercise a day? How much activity does a Pom-Shi need?

In general most Pom-Shis usually need at least 45 minutes of exercise daily. This can be spread across the day and include all sorts of high-energy activities, like walking, running and playing.


What level of grooming should be provided for a Pom-Shi?

3 / 5

The Pom-Shi is a breed of dog that requires an average amount of grooming effort.

Brushing Frequency

How often should you brush a Pom-Shi?

Pom-Shi should be brushed at least once a week. Of course you can give them more frequent brushes if you find that they are still shedding a lot

Brushing Tools

What are the most commonly used brushing tools for Pom-Shis?

Pin Brush
Nail Clipper


How many cups of food does a Pom-Shi eat?

For an average 3-23 pound (1 - 10 kg) Pom-Shi feed 2 cups daily. But, keep in mind, the amount you feed is going to be dependent on the quality of the food you are feeding.

Daily Cost

How Much Does a Pom-Shi Cost Daily?

The average cost of a Pom-Shi is somewhere $1.70 - $2.00 per day.

Monthly Cost

How Much Does a Pom-Shi Cost Per Month?

The average per month expenses of a Pom-Shi is between $48 - $63. This makes an average of $576 - $756 per year. It will be on the higher side when the dog is still small because it will need more frequent visits to the vet, shots.


How intelligent is a Pom-Shi?

4 / 5

The Pom-Shi breed is considered very intelligent and easy to train.

Sensitivity Level

How sensitive is a Pom-Shi dog?

4 / 5

This dog breed is more sensitive than others and easily overwhelmed by new surroundings and people. They need gentle handling and a calm, stable home environment with positive reinforcement training.

Affection Dependance

Are Pom-Shi dogs affectionate?

3 / 5

Apartment Friendly

Do Pom-Shi do well in apartments? Are Pom-Shis good indoor dogs?

5 / 5

Pom-Shis are known for being excellent apartment dogs. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Child Friendly

Are Pom-Shis good with kids? Are Pom-Shis good around children?

3 / 5

Pom-Shis are average friendly dogs towards children.


Are Pom-Shis good for elderly?

3 / 5

Cat Friendly

Are Pom-Shis good with cats? How friendly Pom-Shis are toward cats?

4 / 5

Pom-Shis are one of the best dogs for cats. They're accept cats readily as part of the family. However, this dog breed should be trained to not chase after the kitty early on

Dog Friendly

Do Pom-Shi dogs get along with other dogs? Are Pom-Shis OK with other dogs?

3 / 5

Pom-Shis are average friendly towards other dogs. If they are raised with other dogs, they are likely to get along with them. And, if they are socialized properly from a young age, they will usually be great with other dogs.

Pet friendly

How do Pom-Shi dogs interact with other pets? Are they considered pet-friendly?

4 / 5

Stranger Friendly

Are Pom-Shis friendly with strangers?

2 / 5

Pom-Shis are below average friendly around strangers. Keen of eye and sharp of tongue, most Pom-Shis are very quick to announce strangers at the door. Once the visitor comes in, some Pom-Shis will be friendly and outgoing. But many others have the standoffish or suspicious towards strangers.


Do Pom-Shis like to play? Are Pom-Shis playful?

3 / 5

Pom-Shis have an average level of playfulness. The Pom-Shis, like other dogs, like to play. But they are not the most playful dog breed.


Are Pom-Shi easily trained?

3 / 5

Pom-Shi dogs are usually easy to train, but may require consistency to fully obey commands.