Dameranians, a mix of the Dashchund and the Poodle, are adept in herding, military work, sighting, and racing. Its origin date back to the 1900s, and it has since gained recognition from numerous organizations.
|Facts About Dameranian|
|Breed Group||Toy, hunting, lap and hound dog|
|Country of Origin||N.A.|
|Other Names||Pom-Dach, Pom-A-Weenie, Pomeranian Dachshund Mix, Pomweenie, and Pomaweenie|
|Size & Height||7-14 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, DDKC and DBR|
|Shedding||Average to high|
|Color||Black, brown, blue, white, gray, black and tan|
|Life Expectancy||11-16 years|
|Coat||Dense, straight, soft, average to long in height|
Temperament & Personality
Pomweenies are very close to their family and stay loyal to them. Due to this attribute, they might face separation anxiety. It loves to be with children and enjoys playing with them. Their small size might make them a target for other animals, so don’t leave them outside alone. These dogs do not adjust well to extreme temperatures and need a controlled environment. Even though they are quite friendly, there remains a tendency to bark at unknown people, which makes them useful as watchdogs.
Daily walks and mild play sessions provide adequate stimulation to Dameranians. Because of their small size, they adjust well to apartment life. To keep the dog’s chasing and hunting instinct in check, include activities in their routine which utilize their talents.
The smooth coat needs brushing, 3-4 times every week. Clean and wipe the eyes and ears to prevent infections. Occasional bathing will be fine, but only with dog shampoo. Visit a professional groomer to clip their nails safely.
This is a relatively healthy dog, as no breed-specific complications are known. But it can inherit some disorders like collapsed trachea, patellar luxation, etc. Seek the parent’s health clearances from the breeder to get an idea about the possible diseases.
The owner should act as the leader of the pact to guide the Dameranian. Use only positive techniques like praises and treats to help them grow. Keep toys and puzzles near them before leaving them; this will make them busy and assist in avoiding separation anxiety. There can be behavior issues so tie a leash to control them. Obedience and socialization skills will help them blend with others.
High-quality dog food will maintain the dog’s health. The amount of food will vary according to its metabolism, age, and size.