While Shih Tzu dogs are curious, sociable, and affectionate with their owners, Pomeranians are more active and louder. …Pomeranian throws more dogs than Shih Tzu. Shih Tzus are considered light-haired and hypoallergenic, which means they produce fewer allergens than many other dog breeds. The male Shih Tzu is actually more loving and caring than the female. They also turned out to be more reliable and receptive to children and other pets. The opposite is almost always the case when comparing the expectations of most Shih Tzu people with reality.
It is appropriate that we start with the history of these two races.
Both the Pom and the Shih Tzu have a very long legacy, with the heritage of both races dating back hundreds of years.
Pomerania originated in Eastern Europe, in Pomerania (now Poland and Germany). The breed became popular when Queen Victoria began breeding and breeding Pomeranians, and they are very popular to this day.
The Shih Tzu originated in ancient China, where it is believed to be the result of a mixture of Lhasa Apso and Pekingese. Tibetan breeders developed the Shih Tzu, which later became the favorite dog of wealthy and aristocratic Chinese families.
So both Pomeranians and Shi Tzu have long – and royal – histories. And even today, these toy races would definitely treat their owners as kings, whoever they were.
Today the race went pretty well. The Pomeranian is currently the 23rd most popular dog in America while the Shih Tzu is the 20th (according to the latest AKC data).
Pomeranian vs Shih Tzu Appearance
Both breeds are toys, which means they are quite small. However, Pomerania is much smaller than Shi Tzu.
This is one of the biggest differences to consider; Poms typically weigh 3 to 7 pounds whereas Shih Tzu weigh 9 to 16 pounds.
Both of them are obviously minor breeds, but the Pomeranian is one of the smallest in the world. This has implications for training management, which we will discuss in a moment.
The next major difference is in the style and length of the coat. Pomeranians have super soft and fluffy fur, which makes them look like adorable little fluffy balls!
Shih Tzu, on the other hand, have long, flowing hair that reaches the floor when uncut.
These two breeds require a lot of grooming, but their coat styles can’t be any different.
Pomeranian Temperament against Shih Tzu
Pomerania vs Shi Tzu
The Shih Tzu’s temperament towards Pomeranians is somewhat similar. Both breeds are very loving and energetic small dogs. These two must be pretending to be much bigger than they really are!
Both are also quite dependent on their people and like to give them a lot of attention. Neither of them likes to be left alone for long periods of time, so they’re perfect for households where someone is often at home.
Shih Tzus tend to be a bit more friendly and trusting with strangers, while Pomeranians may take longer to warm up. It also means that the Pomeranian is a good guard dog while the Shih Tzu may not be.
Shih Tzu can sometimes get bored or tired of paying attention, and can bite or be aggressive to show you that they’ve had enough. Therefore, they may not be the best choice for a breed for households with young children.
Pomeranians should never be left unattended even around small children, especially due to their small size and delicate nature.
If you are a new dog owner, the Shih Tzu will likely be easier to handle and train. In contrast, Orange is quite bold and less motivated to learn new commands.
Like all minor breeds, it’s important to properly socialize Pomeranians and Shih Tzus rather than relying on them to get them out of unfamiliar or unfamiliar situations.
This will make them a calmer, more confident adult dog in the long run.
Both breeds also tend to bark – and that’s especially true for the Pomeranian Spitz.