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The Poshies is a cross of a Pomeranian and a Sheltie (Shetland Sheepdog). This is a small-medium sized dog which has the fur like that of its Pomeranian parent. They are known to be loyal, energetic, and independent. The love to be around family members and seek love and pampering, becoming the perfect lap dog. Being an intelligent breed that they are, they learn and master new tricks quickly. Training them is not a big challenge, however, at times o repeat things. Their life expectancy is between 12-16 years.

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Character


The Poshies is a loving caring breed. Often times hyper, this breed requires plenty of exercise. The Poshies is very smart and easily trainable. It bonds well with owners and is food motivated.

Their loving nature, loyalty, and affection makes them the perfect little dog for small families or for an elderly individual who doe not want to a big dog. If socialized early and properly they adapt well with pets and family, however, can get nippy if mistreated, something which it inherits from its Pomeranian parent. With all the above qualities they make for an excellent watchdog and gel in perfectly with the family.

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Size


7-16 inches
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Weight


13-17 pounds
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General Health


Below is a list of health concerns to which the Poshies breed stands a chance to be at risk. Owners are advised to observe carefully. Major Concerns Deafness Dermatomyositis Von Willebrand\'s Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) Minor Concerns Corneal Dystrophy Cryptorchidism Color Dilution Alopecia Cataracts Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) Hip Dysplasia Entropion Patellar Luxation Microphthalmia Tracheal Collapse Sick Sinus Syndrome Eyelid Defects

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History


This breed has come into existence in the 2000s. Not much detailed information is however available.

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Maintenance


The fur is not a thick and fluffy as the Pomeranian. The tail has fan like appearance and requires brushing frequently but they do not need brushing as often as a full blood Pomeranian.

Maintaining the Poshie is not an uphill task it is simple if followed diligently. As their coat is silky in nature, it requires to be brushed daily just to make sure that the hair remains smooth and does not get tangled. Taking them for professional grooming at times is also an advise such that their coat remains in good shape and their skin in perfect health. Regular baths are not required, so it is recommended to bathe them only once a month using a mild dog shampoo after proper consultation. Apart from all this, their ears should be checked regularly and nails to be clipped as per the requirements. It is also advised to at least brush their teeth twice a week.

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Ideal Environment


This breed will do well outside during the day unless it's extremely hot or cold. They are typically apartment dogs. They love to run and get plenty of exercise.

Maintaining the Poshie is not an uphill task it is simple if followed diligently. As their coat is silky in nature, it requires to be brushed daily just to make sure that the hair remains smooth and does not get tangled. Taking them for professional grooming at times is also an advise such that their coat remains in good shape and their skin in perfect health. Regular baths are not required, so it is recommended to bathe them only once a month using a mild dog shampoo after proper consultation. Apart from all this, their ears should be checked regularly and nails to be clipped as per the requirements. It is also advised to at least brush their teeth twice a week.

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I have a 15 pound Poshie who pulls on the lead alot, I use a leash splitter and she ends up pulling my black Pomeranian every where, how do I stop her?

I adopted a 3yo Poshie about 2 weeks ago, and found that he pulled a lot on his lead initially. I have been keeping him on a very short lead (separate lead to my other dog), and not allowing him to walk ahead of me, which seems to be (slowly) curbing his habit of pulling. I hope this helps :)

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I might have a poshie but I don't know if she is one. She looks more like her pom side than her other side part of the mix and she was totally white and now she is a tannish cream color, so I hope someone can tell me if she is a poshie or not.

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