Descending from two sturdy sled dogs, the Pom-Shi is a cross between a Shiba Inu and a Pomeranian. The Shiba Inu is a small, strong dog from Japan, whilst the Pomeranian is a toy dog hailing from what is now eastern Germany and Northern Poland. When the two of them were brought to the United States, dog breeders began to breed the two, and thus the Pom-Shi came into the world. The Pom-Shi has since been increasing in popularity amongst dog owners.

Physical Appearance

The Pom-Shi is a toy dog, usually weighing around 7-25 pounds. They have thick, straight hair that needs to be brushed daily in order to maintain a healthy coat. They can also come in many different colors, ranging from black to cream. Their ears stand erect, and they have a small and narrow muzzle. Their eyes are dark and almond in shape, and their neck is long and thick. Their tail is usually short and occasionally curls up towards the spine.


The Pom-Shi can be quite a nippy canine, and might not be suitable for children. Otherwise, they are very energetic and can be a real comedian. They are famously sweet, affectionate, playful, and protective. It should also be noted that they have a habit of barking at everything that approaches the household. However, proper training will help to break that habit.


For exercise, a Pom-Shi will need a good romp and a bit of time to play around to work of all of its energy. As for potential health issues, the Pom-Shi is prone to Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). If your Pom-Shi begins to express abnormal behaviors, take them to a veterinarian immediately.