By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Dameranian is a cross between the much-known Dachshund and the Pomeranian. With their short stature, slender body, a small head, a round pair of eyes and nose, these little canids excel as a great lap and apartment dog. Their forequarters are longer than their dachshund parents.

Dameranian Pictures

Quick Description

Also known asPomaweenie, Pomweenie, Pom-A-Weenie, Pomdach, Pom-Dach, Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
CoatMedium to long, thick, soft, puffy, straight
ColorsBlack, black and tan, blue, brown, gray, white
TypeHunting dog, hound dog, toy dog, lap dog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Life Span/Expectancy12 to 15 years
Height12-15 inches (adults)
Size/weightSmall; 5-15 pounds
Personality TraitsIntelligent, affectionate, alert, loyal, active, social
Good with ChildrenYes
SheddingRound the year
Good with PetsYes
Country of OriginUnknown
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, IDCR, DBR, DRA

Video: Dameranian Puppies


It has been speculated that this breed was designed between 1990 and 2000. The short-statured Dameranians took to the genes of their shortly-built Pomeranians parents, who underwent a reduction in size because of the initiative taken by Queen Victoria during the late 1800s in order to fit her loyal status.

Temperament and Behavior

One of the characteristics the Dameranian exhibits is its tendency of sharing a close bond with a particular member of its family, though being equally caring towards the other people and pets in the household. This clingy nature may make them prone to suffer from separation anxiety on being left alone.

These amicable dogs are not nippy, also loving to entertain themselves with toys, and enjoy the company of children, especially the older ones.

It is recommended to not leave them outdoors alone, as owing to their small size they may be an easy target for the larger animals. They are also not able to thrive in very hot or cold weather conditions.

Despite their pleasant disposition, they will bark at strangers and can make good watchdogs if trained in a proper way.

Being very methodical, they are adept in memorizing schedules as well as the times of the day.



Take your dameranian out for a walk every day. Lively and active as they are, they need daily exercise and activities in the form of running and playing not just to keep fit, but also to meet with their hunting and chasing instincts


The long and smooth coat needs regular brushing, at least three to four times a week, in order to brush off the loose hair. Clean their hanging ears frequently to avoid infections. Bathe them occasionally only when you think they are dirty.

Health Problems

No breed-specific health issues have been reported.


Assert yourself as the ‘alpha’ in its personal pack by positive reinforcement techniques employing strict, pre-defined codes of conduct.

Separation Anxiety Try keeping puzzle toys along with its favorite food stuff before you leave home. This might keep it engaged when you are not around. Remove the toy soon after you return.

Leash: Get them used to the collar and the leash to ward off any possible behavioral frailty pertaining to their inherent hunting instinct.

Obedience: As they can learn commands easily, they would definitely be able to follow you at an instant when you ask them to “sit”, “stand”, “stay” or “come”.


General dog diet common to dogs of the same stature and energy level is recommended.

16 responses to “Dameranian”

  1. Sandrarose says:

    I have 2 domeraniums they are sisters 4 yrs old. One is short haired the other long. The short haired chews and eats blankets pencils plastic etc. What do I do?

  2. Cindy Marie Chandler says:

    We have a long haired dameranian. He is just around 6 months old. when excited He pees on the floor.(my daughter can walk in the house and away he goes. will He out grow this.? Is it because of fear or just excitement?. What can I do to help my fur baby Ryder to stop from doing this?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Cindy,
      Dogs generally grow out of submissive urination by the time they are one year old, even if their parents do nothing about it. Nevertheless, if you find it unpleasant and messy, the following suggestions might help you manage or minimize the behavior:

      • Greet your Ryder outside
      • Toss a few toys or some treats in his direction as he starts running to greet you
      • When petting your dog, touch under his chest or chin, rather than on his ears or head
      • Do not bend over your dog, touch him, speak to him or look at him, if he starts submissively urinating or if you think he might
      • Do not frown at your Ryder in reaction to submissive urination
      • Avoid yelling or punishing your dog, as it might make the issue worse
  3. Susan Martin says:

    We have a long haired dameranian.she is 20 weeks..when excited she pees in the floor.(my daughter can walk in the house and away she goes.will she out grow this

  4. Lovely says:

    We just rescued the sweetest Pom Das mixed from the shelter. He is about 2 years old and is attached to me like crazy 🙂 I am the mother 🙂 he enjoys spending time with the husband and our children …. 9-12 years of age but follows me everywhere. I can tell he has separation anxiety so we spend a lot of time with him and when we leave we leave him toys. He follows commands well and the first couple days we trained him to do his business outside and so far so good! Very smart! He is good for our family and we love having him!

  5. jamie says:

    how do i housebreak my 12wk old puppy i gut 6 weks ago so tired of the pee puddles and bops everywhere

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Jamie,
      You should confine your Dameranian pup in a crate or a room. As your pup learns that it needs to go out to do its business, you can give it more freedom to move freely about the house. Follow these steps when housetraining your 12-week old pup:
      • Keep it on a daily feeding schedule but make sure to take away its food between meals.
      • When it wakes up in the morning, take it out to eliminate. Also, take it outside every 30-60 minutes, as well as after meals.
      • Take it to the same area each time to eliminate.
      • When it pees or poops outside, you should praise it by giving a treat. You may also take it for a walk around the park.

    • Kay says:

      You have to be VERY strict with the training for these pups. Dachshunds are very stubborn about this kind of thing. I have found that training them to go on a potty pad in a certain spot in the house, along with training them to go outside. (Preferably train them outside first) If it is cold or raining, they will REFUSE to go outside.

  6. Pat bigcraft says:

    I am interested in a long haired dachshund, pomperian mix or a long haired dachshund. I would like one about 8 to 10 weeks old and also a male. I can be reached at
    503 844 7468. My name is: Pat Bigcraft

  7. Bruce Horne says:

    I have a 7 yr old female pom-chi who was born missing a front right leg. Well, she has a little “drumstick like chicken wing” and has never had trouble getting around like a normal dog. She’s as normal as an other as far as she knows. I have just got a 6 week old Damerania and my older dog is taking to her very well. I love these small mixed breeds and have so much love for them it amazes me how we, as humans, can love and be loved in return by these wonderful animals. As far as training these dogs go, an individual gets in return what is put into training them and I find that it also makes us better individuals ourselves in kind. Just had to tell about my wonderful pets after reading others stories.

  8. Clau says:

    My dameranian puppy won’t walk with leash. But if i don’t use the leash, he’ll walk following me. Is it a problem? (I just thought about obedience)

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Claudia!
      Clinginess is often seen in very young pups, as it is their natural behavior to stay close to their mother and littermates. When a Dameranian puppy goes to its new home, it tries to cope with its new surrounding by staying close to its people. As an owner, you offer love, hugs, praise, food, and comfort; so all these things naturally attract your young pup. Moreover, Dameranians are characteristically friendly, so it is normal for the pup to crave your companionship. Although you cannot undo this innate characteristic, you can try to reduce its clinginess by obedience and positive reinforcement training.

    • Bc says:

      Our Dameranian had the same problem. Try using a harness so the leash clips to her back instead of in front of her. Also look for a leash with the teeniest clip,it got in our puppy’s way and she was afraid to walk with it. Stay persistent and offer her a lot of positive encouragement, we took our girl for many “drags” before she got the hang of walking on a leash. Now she loves going for walks and will run over to have her leash put on!

  9. charise morris says:

    do they chase cats?

    • Taylor Kalb says:

      Yes!! Lol. Like any dog, it’s natural instinct. If you get them as a puppy, you can train them not to, especially if you have them in the home. But just like people..everyone develops and learns differently. No animal is the same. Max, my 2 year old Dameranian has quite the personality! When we visit Grandma’s, she has cats.. Sometimes he will chase, other times he ignores them. I tried to train him to not ‘discriminate’ lol. I will say though, best companion I’ve ever had.

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