Dameranian Breed Summary
Loving, Curious, Affectionate and Alert
This lovely pooch is a mixture of the Dachshund and Pomeranian. They are a small to medium sized dog, depending on the size of their direct parents. This is a very loving breed and generally bonds to their family, however, will take a shine to one person.
They are often referred to as amicable. This pooch has a tendency to shed and will need a moderate amount of grooming. They may suffer from separation anxiety if left for long stretches of time. They can be a bit of a barker thanks to the Pomeranian parentage however, they should be able to mix well with other dogs and animals. Overall, they are happy in any type of home.
Fun Fact: Dameranians are commonly used for military work.
|Lifespan||5 - 7 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 5in - 9in|
|Weight||Males 15lb - 20lb, Females 8lb - 10lb|
|Coat||Smooth or Fluffy, Long or short, shedding always occurs|
|Color||Red, Cream, Black, Gray, Fawn, Blue, Sable and Brindle|
|Common health issues||Patellar Luxation, Allergies, Epilepsy and Bloating|
|Other Names||Pomaweenie, Pom-Dach and Pom Weenie|
A look at the parent breeds of this little pooch can give us an idea of what type of behaviour to expect from them. The Dachshund is a lively, playful little dog. He is brave and bold; however, he may also be a little on the stubborn side. He loves to cuddle with his family. Sometimes if they are alone too much, they will display anxious behaviors. With proper socialization, the Dachshund is a happy, loving little addition to your family.
The Pomeranian is considered an extroverted dog who loves other people and animals. However, he believes he is much bigger than he actually is and he may challenge other dogs at times. He is alert and curious. He may be prone to barking; it is recommended that training to stop barking on command begin at an early age. Your Dameranian is going to be a little bundle of fire - ready for action and bossing everyone around.
The Dameranian is a designer dog breed and there is still a lot we don’t know about these unique dogs, starting with their origin. While there were surely accidental mating’s of Dachunds and Pomeranians before, it is only in the last few years that there have been intentionally bred litters of Dameranians. However, one thing we do know is that, as is the case with most hybrid dog breeds, the Dameranian was first established in the United States.