Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Pom-Shi, Shi-Pom
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Pom-Shi is a cross between a pure Pomeranian and a pure Shiba Inu, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.
Appearance / health:
You can expect a smallish Spitz type, but it's a matter of a chance whether this mix looks more like the Pomeranian, the Shiba Inu, or some mix of both.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the Pom-Shi will benefit from a consistent alpha who knows how to use positive reinforcement. Some dogs could be willful.