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Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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Pineranian Dog – The Complete Guide

Staci
Dec 8 ·

The Pineranian dog is an adorable little mixture of a Miniature Pinscher and a Pomeranian. Although these dogs might be cute, you should do your research before getting one — as you should any breed! Here’s what you need to know.

Appearance

Because these breeds are both very small, you can expect your dog to be too. They’ll likely weigh around 10lb on average, and may have a medium coat (thanks to the Pomeranian’s long fur). They can come in a variety of colors, depending on which parent they take after. Muffin…

Temperament

It’s hard to predict the exact temperament of a mixed breed dog. The truth is, they could take any number of traits from each breed. Here’s generally what you can expect, however.

They should be both friendly and intelligent! They’ll get along with strangers and bond well to the family — however, some might say too well. Pineranian dogs often don’t do well competing for the spotlight, and may not get along with other pets or small children for that reason. Make sure you introduce them to other pets on neutral territory and take it slow.

They’ll be eager to please their owners, which should make training a breeze compared to other, more high-maintenance dogs. However, potty training might take a while as they have small bladders due to their tiny size. Make sure you have a lot of patience and reward them liberally for going on the right place. Kenzo…

Caring For Your Pineranian Dog

Your Pineranian should live for 13-15 years if taken care of. To achieve that, however, you’ll want to do best by them.

Grooming

The level of grooming they’ll need will depend on the coat they inherit. If they have a longer coat, they’ll have to be brushed more often and may require frequent trips to the groomers’. You should also make sure to keep their nails in check by clipping or filing them every six to eight weeks.

Many pups hate that, but patience and high-value treats will help! Corja…

Diet

When choosing a kibble, avoid grain-free food, which has been linked to heart disease in dogs. Pick a high-quality kibble with more nutrients than fillers, and ask your vet for advice if you’re struggling. You can also pick a food specifically for small breeds, as this will ensure your dog gets everything they need.

Some owners choose to feed raw but make sure to have your meals preferred by an expert if you do.

Exercise

Because these dogs are tiny, they don’t have outlandish exercise needs. One walk a day should be sufficient.

It also helps to have a fenced-in backyard, as it gives them space to run around. This, however, is by no means necessary, and these dogs can thrive in apartments if they get plenty of physical and mental stimulation throughout the day. Commieslife…

Pineranian Dog

Health

The Miniature Pinscher and Pomeranian can be prone to some health issues such as patella luxation. The best thing you can do is make sure to get all of their shots on time, ensure the parents are health-tested if you buy from a breeder, and keep up with preventative vet visits and flea and heartworm prevention.

Where to Find a Pineranian Dog

There are two places you might be able to find a Pineranian: breeders and shelters.

For those committed to adopting, shelters are their first stop. However, this tiny mix has achieved designer breed status, which means you might have some trouble tracking one down in a shelter. Call around and ask, and be open to older dogs or dogs who may be more of a mix than you initially planned for.

Otherwise, you’ll have to find a breeder. Breeders of mixed breed dogs can be a risk, as they often aren’t health-tested or socialized very well. Make sure your breeder:

  • Has health-tested parents
  • Answers all of your questions
  • Has AKC papers for the parents
  • Provides a spay/neuter contract
  • Doesn’t let the puppies go home before eight weeks old

Nala…

Pineranian Dog eyes

How Much Does a Pineranian Dog Cost?

The Pineranian cost will vary wildly, but will usually be over $500 – unless you find one in a shelter, in which case, the fee will be much less.

If you find one from a breeder for much less, this is a red flag. The dog may not be socialized very well, or may not have seen a vet. The low price can be tempting, but you’ll end up with much higher vet and training bills down the line. Cottoncandy…

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Is a Pineranian Dog Right For You?

If your Pineranian is going to be the only dog in the house and you’re looking for an attention-loving cuddle buddy, this is a great dog! Just be prepared to put in the appropriate time training and socializing, as you should with any dog. Even tiny dogs should be well-trained!

Cottoncandy…

Pineranian Dog cute

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Staci
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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