The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Dachshund. It is a small to medium sized canine and is considered to be a lap dog. The crossbreed is also known by the nicknames of Dameranian, Pomdach, and Pomaweenie. Pomaweenie is a reference to the Dachshund’s nickname of wiener dog.
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix share the best qualities of their parents. They are friendly and love being around people. These dogs are short with slender bodies. They have small heads and round eyes. They make great pets for apartment dwellers, although they do need regular exercise. The Pomeranian and Dachshund mix has an average lifespan of between 12 to 16 years and they get quite attached to their owners during this time.
Caring for a Pomeranian and the Dachshund mix requires knowing a few things about their temperament, exercise needs, and certain health risks. Read the guide below for information on how to best care for your Pomeranian Dachshund mix so it will live a long healthy and happy life.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Physical Look)
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix tends to get their features from both of their parents. That’s the beauty of crossbreeds! This breed will likely have the luxurious coat of a Pomeranian and inherit the short legs of a Dachshund.
Their coat tends to be quite dense on their body and thickest around their neck. Their body isn’t as long as a pure-bred Dachshund, but still much longer than a Pomeranian. Usually, their ears will take after the Dachshund, which means their ears are large and floppy.
These dogs can weigh anywhere between 5 to 20 pounds and height 5 to 12 inches. They may have variations in coat types such as medium to long, straight to wavy, or very dense. Depending on their parent’s coats, it’s possible to have a Pomeranian Dachshund mix in black, silver, blue, cream, red, sable, fawn, or brindle.
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is expected to live roughly about 12 to 15 years. However, this assumes that the owner takes care of the dog well by giving them the right amount of exercise and a healthy diet. Having health problems can affect their life span, so it’s essential to take your Pomeranian Dachshund mix to the vet routinely to avoid health problems early.
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix has long and smooth coats that require frequent brushing, at least three to four times per week. These pups tend to shed a lot, especially in the Fall and Spring, so you may want to increase the frequency during their shedding seasons. This helps to prevent their hair from becoming entangled and brush off loose hair.
To groom them properly, you may use a doggy comb or pin brush. If your dog is still a puppy, you can use grooming scissors to take care of your dog’s coat. In the case where your Pomeranian Dachshund mix is experiencing dry skin, consider changing their diet to a healthy and balanced diet filled with nutrients and devoid of artificial ingredients.
Additionally, you’ll need to clean their hanging ears often to avoid ear infections. Squeeze a veterinarian-approved ear cleaning solution into their ear canal and massage it’s base of their ear gently for 30 seconds. The buildup of debris will formulate to the edge of their ear. Use a gauge or cotton ball to wipe out their ear canal.
Also, bathe your pet when you think they are smelly or dirty. Clip their nails about every two weeks using doggy nail clippers. Brush your Pomeranian Dachshund mix’s teeth daily or at minimum three times a week if you have good dental chews. A lack of brushing will cause plaque to build up and lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and painful infections. Severe infections that spread can be life-threatening.
A Pomeranian Dachshund mix gets their temperament from both of their parents. These pups are incredibly social and friendly. They can do well with other pets and family members. Pomeranian Dachshund mixes may bark to communicate the presence of outside activity or strangers.
Most Pomeranian Dachshund mixes will bond closely with one owner instead of equally bonding with multiple owners. However, they still like to be around their owners or people who can take care of them.
These pooches don’t like to be left alone for long periods and suffer from separation anxiety when away from their owners. They are quick to learn new commands and strive to please humans. Expect them to memorize feeding schedules quickly and are very food-motivated.
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix makes for quite active dogs and will burn a lot of energy simply by running around the house. However, they should still receive moderate exercise.
Spend about 30 to 60 minutes in walks a day to meet their exercise needs. If it’s raining or snowing, you can play fetch indoors as well. Taking them out for some fresh air will make them happier and keep off those extra pounds!
People love cross breeds because they have many of the great traits of two different dog breeds. Unfortunately, this also means that they inherit many of the same health risks as their parents.
There are potential health risks that the Pomeranian Dachshund mix can inherit from both their parents which include back problems, eye problems, IVDD, bloat, Cushing’s disease, epilepsy, deafness, diabetes, patellar luxation, diabetes, allergies, collapsed trachea, legg-perthes, dental issues, hemivertebrae, and hip dysplasia.
They don’t have severe issues. However, owners should be on the watch for them and catch them early if it does appear.
The Pomeranian Dachshund mix tend to overeat and gain weight quickly. Since they are a small breed, these pooches won’t need too much food.
Ideally, you want to feed your pet one cup of high-quality dry dog food per day. You should split this into two meals, which means once in the morning and once in the evening.
You can switch up their diets with occasional canned dog food, a homemade meal, and other yummy treats besides kibble. Make sure to take it easy on the serving size and always look for meals specifically designed for small dogs.
Are Pomeranian Dachshund Mixes Protective?
This breed is extremely protective and will tend to bark when strangers or other dogs may get close by. The Pomeranian Dachshund mixes aren’t aggressive, but they are protective about everything they claim is theirs. This includes their food, toys, and even owners. When owners are gone, they may suffer from separation anxiety.
How Much Does a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Cost?
To purchase a new Pomeranian Dachshund mix puppy, it typically costs about $150 to $550. Other initial costs involved, such as a carrier, crate, collar, leash, check-ups, blood tests, neutering, deworming, shots, and microchipping, which will total to about $455 to $500.
Non-medical costs such as food treats, toys, training, and license cost about $675 to $775 annually. And annual medical costs like check-up, shots, pet insurance, and flea prevention cost around $460 to $560. Expect to pay $1,740 to about $2,385 for your first year of obtaining your new Pomeranian Dachshund mix pup.
Is a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Right for Me?
If you travel frequently, then the Doxie-Pom may not be for you, since they don’t like to be left alone for long. These pups make excellent family dogs.
They love to play with children and can be friendly with other pets. The pom-side of their personality makes them very easy-going with other types of pets like cats or hamsters. Since they love affection and playing, you shouldn’t have a problem with getting along. If you have children, train them to not play with them very rough.
Best Climate for a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
Since they have a thick coat of fur from their Pomeranian genes, they enjoy cool weather seasons like the fall or spring. During extreme cold or hot weather days, try to keep your walks shorter. When it’s summer, groom them more frequently to ensure they don’t overheat.
The Attention a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Needs
Your Pomeranian Dachshund mix do require about a total of one to two hours of total attention per day. This includes the walking, feeding, and grooming that your pet needs. Since they are very social pets, it’s best to get them comfortable playing with owners and even other dogs.
Giving them daily love and attention prevents loneliness, anxiety, and depression for these pups.
Compatibility with Kids
Pomeranian Dachshund mixes are quite compatible with kids and play well with them. However, you should keep a close eye on toddlers who may play too rough, which may aggravate them. It’s always a good practice to start socializing children and animals at an early age.
The higher the comfort level they feel towards one another, the better their relationship will be going forward.
Compatibility with Other Animals
Their compatibility with other animals varies from dog to dog. A Dachshund tends to have a preying mentality that is more aggressive to other dogs, while Pomeranians are quite playful around them. It’s best to take them to doggy daycare to get them accustomed to socializing with other dogs.
Most Pomeranian Dachshund mixes are level headed and able to cope with other pets in the house. It is impossible to predict animal behavior so introducing your Dameranian to other dogs presents some degree of risks. That said, with early training and socializing your Pomeranian Dachshund mix should get on great with other dogs.