Pomaweenie, Dameranian, Doxie-Pom, Pom Weenie, and Pom-Dach, can you guess which designer dog I’m talking about? Absolutely, yes, you got it in one, the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix. This particular designer mix is proving to be exceptionally popular, and why not? Both parent breeds are two of the most popular dog breeds in their own right, and what’s more, the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix is adorable.
Damaranians are a small-sized crossbreed of the Pomeranian and Dachshund; each of these two breeds has its distinctive looks and personality, but what do you get when you mix them? This guide will cover what you need to know about the Dachshund Pom mix, including their appearance, size, parent breed histories, temperament, and life expectancy.
Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
1. Pomeranian Dachshund Mix History
Most designer dog breeds are pretty new and typically have only been around since the 1990s, which isn’t a history as far as dog breeds go. While there’s not much to say about the Dameranian history, there’s plenty to discuss regarding both parent breeds.
Dachshunds have been around since the 15th century, and German breeders created them for hunting; early Dachshunds were heavier than modern-day Dachshunds with longer legs. Breeders mixed various types of dogs to develop Dachshunds, including German, French and English hounds, and terriers. The earliest records of Dachshunds as hunting dogs came in the 18th century and described the dog as “Dachs Krieger,” which translates to badger warrior.
Breeders developed the Dachshund, so the dog could dig down into badgers’ lairs and kill them. Looking at the Dachshund’s design, you can instantly see why they were so successful, with long narrow bodies, wide paws for digging, and ears folded to prevent dirt from entering the ear canal. These little dogs were developed for their courageous personalities; facing a cornered and ferocious badger requires an enormous amount of courage.
If the Dachshund got into trouble or became stuck in the lair, an upwardly curving tail served as a means for the hunter to pull the Dachshund out from inside the badgers’ burrows. There are no definitive records of which dogs breeders used to create the Dachshund, but it’s clear the smooth-haired standard Dachshund came first.
Pomeranians come from a region once known as Pomerania, which borders Germany, Poland, and the Baltic Sea. Pomerania is no more, but the Pomeranian continues the name. When the Pom existed in Pomerania, it was a much larger dog than you see today, weighing close to 30 pounds. Pomeranians are Spitz-type dogs related to other Spitz, such as the Samoyed, Schipperke, and the German Spitz.
Even allowing for the Pomeranian’s diminutive size, they still retain the recognizable features of other Spitz dogs; the pricked ears, exceptionally thick furry coats, and triangular-shaped heads with pointed muzzles. Over the centuries, so many famous people have been the proud owners of Pomeranians, such as Isaac Newton, Michelangelo, Mozart, and Martin Luthor.
The princess who married King George 111 of England brought her two Pomeranians to England with her. However, the breed didn’t catch on in England until Queen Victoria became captivated by the dog. The Queen adopted a Pom she called Marco and entered the dog into several dog shows.
Queen Victoria was incredibly close to smaller versions of the Pom, which inspired dog breeders to breed smaller Poms. Many Pomeranians were entered into Crufts between 1900 and 1930, and the breed was standardized. Poms were, of course, taken across to America, the first Pom arriving in 1888, and the AKC recognized the breed in 1900.
2. Dameranian Size And Look
There are never any guarantees on the appearance of hybrid dogs. The hope is that the puppies will inherit the best traits of both parent dogs, but it’s a lottery. One thing is sure; they will look different and provide a few talking points when you take your Dameranian to the local dog park.
Some Dachshund Pomeranian mix dogs will inherit the pricked up ears of the Pomeranian, while most seem to have the floppy ears of a Dachshund. The Dameranian’s coat is typically medium to long and smooth. Dameranians often inherit the thick fur around the neck like the Pomeranian.
Dameranians are small to medium-sized dogs, but this will depend on the size of the Dachshund parent. If the Dachshund was a Standard, then the Dameranian might reach medium size. Either way, Dameranians can grow between 5 to 9 inches tall and weigh 15 to 20 pounds. Coat Colors will vary depending on the parentage, as will coat texture and length.
If Dameranians are from a long-haired Dachshund Pomeranian mix, you can expect a longer coat. If the puppies result from a mix with a wire-haired Dachshund, you can expect to see puppies with a coarser hair texture. Smaller dog breeds always have a longer life expectancy than bigger breeds, and this is the case with the Damerians; you can expect a healthy dog to live between 12 and 16 years.
A Doxie Pomeranian mix will be an excellent watchdog. Both the parent breeds enjoy the sound of their voice and love to bark. So expect your dog to bark when any strangers come calling. Dameranians are excellent apartment dogs; they don’t take up too much room and only require two or three walks each day for at the most twenty minutes each time. However, referring to the previous point, they love to bark, so that you might be cautious of this living in apartment buildings.
3. Dameranian Temperament
The Pomeranian Dachshund Mix is adorable; how could they not be? But it’s worth remembering that cuteness alone is not the only reason for choosing a specific dog breed, even a designer dog. The Pomeranian and Dachshund have strong personalities and oddball traits that you might want to know more about before choosing a Dameranian. In Pomeranian history, we discussed how Poms are spitz-type dogs and were much more significant than today’s version. However, no one thought to mention this fact to the Pomeranian. They believe they are the same size they’ve always been. So they attempt to be the dominant partner in the relationship with their humans.
Of course, you shouldn’t let this happen. Unfortunately, many owners of small dogs forget that the bundle of fur they carry around are still dogs; this can make for unpleasant and spoiled dogs that do their owners no credit. The modern Dachshund is every bit as courageous, intelligent, and tenacious as they were hundreds of years ago. So if you combine the personality of a Pomeranian with that of a Dachshund, you can instantly see what type of dog you’ll be taking on when you choose a Dameranian.
However, you will also get a loving, affectionate, and very clever dog. But you must offer your Dameranian plenty of brain work. These dogs enjoy using their brains, playing interactive games, and spending as much time as possible with their owners. You must take the time to socialize your Dameranian from as early an age as possible. In addition, take them to obedience classes.
This training will help with socialization, but it will also help you teach your Dameranian that they are not the boss and cannot dominate. It can be challenging to take a small bundle of fur to obedience and socialization classes. Many people skip this and later regret that decision. Intelligent dogs like the Dameranian will pick up bad habits faster than they will learn good behavior.
Separation anxiety is also a feature of this designer breed, but socialization can also help alleviate some anxious behavior. Dachshund Pomeranian mixes are not a dog to leave for long periods. If you’re going to be out at work all day and no one will be with the dog, this is not the best breed for you to choose.
4. Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Grooming
The Dameranian will shed whichever type of coat they inherit, and you will probably need to brush once each week to keep the hair fall to a minimum and prevent matted fur. Hybrid Pomeranian Dachshunds can end up with short, fluffy, long, or smooth coats, depending on which Dachshund type is the parent and how much their genes have influenced the puppy’s appearance.
If your Dameranian has inherited long floppy ears, you’ll need to check them regularly to ensure no bacterial or fungal infections.
5. Dameranian Life Expectancy
Pomeranian Dachshund Mixes have a lifespan of between 12 to 16 years. How long a dog lives depends on several factors, not least their overall health. Both parent breeds have inherited health conditions, so it follows that the mix might also inherit any of those genetic issues.
Before you buy a puppy, you might be better investigating the breeders as much as you can to make sure they are reputable. Try to only deal with breeders that are recommended to you from reliable sources. Another thing you can do is request to see health certificates for the parents to ensure they have no genetic illnesses in their bloodline.
The Pomeranian Dachshund Mix will make a fantastic family dog; they are full of fun and lively dogs. You will need to socialize and take the Dameranian to obedience classes early to ensure they grow to be calm and well-mannered adults.