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.
|Also known as||Pomaweenie, Pomweenie, Pom-A-Weenie, Pomdach, Pom-Dach, Pomeranian Dachshund Mix|
|Coat||Medium to long, thick, soft, puffy, straight|
|Colors||Black, black and tan, blue, brown, gray, white|
|Type||Hunting dog, hound dog, toy dog, lap dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Height||12-15 inches (adults)|
|Size/weight||Small; 5-15 pounds|
|Personality Traits||Intelligent, affectionate, alert, loyal, active, social|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Shedding||Round the year|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, IDCR, DBR, DRA|
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.
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
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.