Pomeranian Dachshund Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/07/22 •  8 min read

The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is a blend of two smaller, excitable dogs who more than make up for their small size with their small-but-mighty temperament. They can often be found barking up the wrong tree or just at anything that moves – their Pomeranian genes kicking in. Due to their small size, the Pomeranian Dachshund mix is the perfect small dog for any family unit, couple and is favorable among the elderly due to their size.

Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
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Pomeranian Dachshund Mix – At A Glance

Weight:8 – 25 pounds
Height:5 – 11 inches
Lifespan:12 – 16 years
Coat Colors:White, black, brown, blue, grey, tan
Temperament:Intelligent, sociable, playful, affectionate, lively, sometimes stubborn
Most Suitable For:Families with or without children, single individuals and the elderly

What Does a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Look Like?

Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
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The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is a small breed of dog that will likely its size and coat from the Pomeranian, which is long and sleek. Its snout may resemble that of the Dachshund and its large eyes. It will likely inherit the stand-up furry tail of the Pomeranian and have short, thin, spindly legs like the Dachshund.

The History of the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix

Given that the Pomeranian Dachshund mix is a designer dog, there is little available history of when the dog first came about or from whom. However, it first appeared in the United States – likely during the 1990s – there was a bit of a craze in the 90s and early 2000s when it came to designer dogs’. Most crossbreeds of a more peculiar nature were also created during this time.

However, both parent breeds – the Pomeranian and Dachshund- are dogs with shared stature and have a long history, so we look to the past to provide answers for the present.

The History of the Pomeranian

The History of the Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a petite dog that stretches back centuries to the German region of Pomerania – it was actually (believe it or not!) used as a sled dog in the area, with a heraldic history as a member of the ‘Spitz’ dog family. Spitz dogs were routinely sled dogs back in the day, and it is first thought that the Pomeranian was imported from Pomerania to England by Queen Charlotte in 1761, having married King George III.

How Popular Are Pomeranians in the United States?

Pomeranians gained great popularity in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. They were officially classified as a breed by the American Kennel Club then and became a beloved family pet, despite their origins as a sled dogs in the north of Poland.

Due to their size and general easy-going temperament, Pomeranians rank pretty high in the country’s popularity rankings. In 2021, they were the 24th most-popular dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

Who Are Pomeranians a Good Dog For?

Because of their smaller size, Pomeranians make excellent dogs for those who live in smaller spaces, such as apartment buildings. They also make great companion dogs for the elderly and are generally wonderful dogs with other pets and smaller children, so they fit perfectly into a family unit.

In general, no matter what type of family you have, the Pomeranian will fit well into it!

How Did Pomeranians Come About?

The Pomeranian is believed to have been bred centuries ago in the Pomerania region of Germany – a tiny sliver of land that sits between Germany and Poland. Pomeranians were originally bred as sled dogs, as a part of the Spitz family.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Pomeranian?

The Pomeranian’s history of crossbreeding is somewhat absent from the history books, though given their historical relationship with Spitz-type dogs, and given their existence in the north of Poland sometime prior to 1760, it’s not unthinkable that they would have been crossbred with many other different types of sled dogs, without records kept.

Today, however, the Pomeranian is a popular cross for many different types of dogs, mostly those that fall into the small-medium size range. Popular crosses include the Pomsky, Pomchi, Yoranian, and the Pomapoo.

The History of the Dachshund

The History of the Dachshund

The Dachshund was originally bred in Germany in the 15th century as a hunting companion for badger hunters. In German, the word “Dach” means “badger”, and “hund” means “dog”. They were bred for their agility, speed, and size, which enabled them to get into badger warrens and finish off injured badgers.

The breed was initially developed from a small French pointer and a pinscher, though later, a miniature Dachshund was developed specifically to hunt rabbits.

How Popular Are Dachshunds in the United States?

Given their small size, portability and fierce loyalty to their owners, Dachshunds are some of the most popular dogs in the United States. The American Kennel Club’s 2021 rankings placed them tenth overall.

Who Are Dachshunds a Good Dog For?

Because of their small size and tremendous loyalty, Dachshunds make wonderful dogs for everyone. Their friendly nature is another reason why they’re so popular. Though they do have an instinctive temperament and can sometimes suffer from separation anxiety – though this is trainable, they’re not necessarily best-suited to be left alone for extended periods of time.

How Did Dachshunds Come About?

Dachshunds were first bred in Germany in the 15th century as a companion dog for German badger hunters.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Dachshund?

Like many other small dogs, the Dachshund is a popular crossbreed due to their small size, portability and friendliness towards other dogs and people. Though no exact figures are available, Dachshunds were most likely popularly crossbred across the United States with other smaller breeds in the 1990s and early 2000s, when crossbreeding reached a peak in popularity in the U.S.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

One of the most important things to understand when you adopt or purchase a dog is finding a temperamental match for your family. If you’re an active, outdoorsy family, you will want an active, outdoorsy companion. Likewise, if you are a more laid back family that doesn’t get out much, then a hyperactive dog like a Retriever or a Husky won’t be a good fit.

What is the Temperament of the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix?

For most owners, the Pomeranian Dachshund mix is an amiable dog that can be rather laid-back when it’s time to relax but also playful and quick when it’s time to play! The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is a fiercely loyal and will want to stick to your side – which can be harmful if you work outside the home and don’t have family members to look after the dog.

Dachshunds also tend to develop separation anxiety, so it’s possible that this would present in your Pomeranian Dachshund mix.

Are Pomeranian Dachshund Mixes Friendly?

You can expect your Pomeranian Dachshund mix to be incredibly friendly to all animals and other humans! Pomeranians tend to be quite friendly, with Dachshunds being slightly more reserved.

Are Pomeranian Dachshund Mixes Easy to Train?

While Dachshunds are notoriously stubborn dogs, the Pomeranian Dachshund mix is relatively easy to train, as Pomeranians have a long and storied history of following commands.

How Much Can A Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Weigh?

You can expect your Pomeranian Dachshund mix to weigh between 8 and 25 pounds, depending on the predominant ‘size’ gene.

How Tall Can The Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Get?

The Pomeranian Dachshund mix will be a small dog, only reaching between 5 and 11 inches in height.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Pomeranian Dachshund. These include the Papillion, the Shih Tzu, the Pug and the Silky Terrier.

Does the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Shed?

Pomeranian Dachshund mixes are moderate to heavy shedders, despite not being double-coated! Expect them to shed year-round. You should be sure to brush them once a week to mitigate the shedding.

How Much Exercise Does A Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Require?

A Pomeranian Dachshund mix will require moderate exercise, usually between 30-45 minutes of daily exercise. Though they’re not big runners, they may appreciate a game of ‘fetch’ now and then.

How Long Can a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Live?

Pomeranian Dachshund mixes have long lives, living between 12 and 16 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Puppy For Sale?

While we initially recommend that you begin your search for a Pomeranian Dachshund by looking for a Pomeranian Dachshund to adopt, rather than buy. You can begin by checking your local veterinary clinic or animal shelter to see if anyone has dropped off a Pomeranian Dachshund mix.

Alternatively, you can look online at AdoptAPet.com to search for adoptees in your local area.

How Much Does a Pomeranian Dachshund Mix Puppy Cost?

Luckily for most new pet owners, the Pomeranian Dachshund mix is fairly to purchase, costing between $150 and $500/puppy.

Before you come into any agreement regarding buying a puppy, we highly recommend that you research thoroughly and follow the American Kennel Club guidelines concerning finding and working with a reputable breeder.

Is the Pomeranian Dachshund Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Pomeranian Dachshund mix is the perfect small dog for those who are looking for a loyal and loving companion with a slightly energetic side. This lapdog will stick to you like glue and become an integral part of any family unit!

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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