The Shiranian is a designer hybrid that has grown in popularity in recent years because of its tiny size and affectionate, playful temperament. With long, flowing double coats, these loving little dogs are irresistible family pets.
This breed is typically very intelligent, and its eagerness to please its owners means it usually responds well to training. A Shiranian may be a bit stubborn, however, so owners may need to show some patience when teaching their Shiranians commands.
These happy guys will love to curl up in their owners' laps. They also have a particular affinity for squeaky play toys, and will chew on them for hours to amuse themselves with the squeaking noises. They will also fetch the toys when humans throw them across the room, and will do so until the human's arm is exhausted.
Though a Shiranian is extremely active, and is a complete busybody much of the time, its tiny body doesn't have much of an energy reserve, so it will typically tire rather easily.