So, you’re thinking of getting a Pineranian dog as a new member of the family. Or, maybe, you’ve already made the decision to purchase one after seeing how cute it was. Well as with most designer dog breeds, your new Pineranian will have some special requirements. Not a lot, but if you want a healthy, well-behaved Pineranian dog, there are some things you need to know.

Our on-staff vet, Dr. Saba, is back with all of the info you need to raise a happy and healthy Pineranian.

The Pineranian Dog Breed Explained

A Miniature Pinscher plus a  Pomeranian equals a pineranian

A Pineranian dog is not an old dog breed, only originating about two to three decades ago. The Pineranian dog is a mixed breed hailing from Miniature Pinscher and Pomeranian. Now you know where this beautiful designer dog got all the cuteness and flare.

Usually, hybrid dogs of small stature parents remain small. When the Pineranian dog grows to be an adult, it will weigh not more than 8 to 10 pounds. Pineranian dogs need the continuous attention of their owner to thrive and grow. The owner’s attention shapes the personality of their new Pineranian dog.

According to experts, if you have small children in the family, do not adopt a Pineranian dog because you will not be able to provide the desired attention to your pet. When the Pineranian dogs do not get the expected attention, they become more aggressive, adamant, and anxious. The anxiety can turn them into a difficult to live with dog and pet owners have to take difficult decisions. The best move is to start training early, socialize them adequately, and spend more time with them.

Pineranian Dog Breed Recognition

There are various famous and sought-after dog breeds that AKC American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize. That doesn’t mean these dogs are not good. But, it implies that they are not bread according to their strict standards. The Pineranian dog breed lies in the category that AKC doesn’t recognize. These dogs are toy hybrid dogs, and people love to have them as pets.

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The Pineranian dog breed is recognized by most of the smaller clubs, and many breeders focus solely on this breed. Authentic breeders make these hybrids and sell them online or at their business places to dog lovers. Many dog lovers groups are striving to enforce AKC to accept these dogs and award them the same status as given to pure breeds.

Pineranian Dog Adoption

As always, Avenue Dogs prefers owners to adopt first rather than purchase from a breeder. This is a personal decision, though. If you already have your pup and/or breeder selected, please read on for how to take care of Pineranians. If you’re open to adoption, as of this writing there are two Pineranians up for adoption online. As this designer breed becomes more popular, we expect to see many more available for adoption.

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As this designer breed becomes more popular, we expect to see many more available for adoption. Please, if you already haven’t picked out your pup, maybe try an online search for Pineranian dogs available for adoption.

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Pineranian Dog Grooming Requirements

Even though the Pineranian dog breed is considered a designer, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on maintaining their coat and hair. These dogs do not need regular grooming visits. A puppy usually grows up to be more like Min Pin or Pom; in both cases, hair fluff is a must. Some dogs have smaller hair, while other has large curly locks. Both types of hair are easy to manage, and you don’t need special products to maintain their luster.

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Your Pineranian dog will require a 5-minute daily brush for an emotional bond and a close relationship. This brushing time will remove any foreign body from the hair, and your dog will have an itch-free fluffy coat. A weekly bath will do the trick if your Pineranian doesn’t like to play in the dirt daily. If your pup is allergic to shampoo, try the hypoallergenic version. Always use pet-specific products to avoid any harmful consequences.

Pineranian Dog Food and Diet

You should avoid giving excessive protein and a raw diet to a Pineranian dog. Excessive protein and extra energy will increase the weight of your dog and will result in obesity and various other diseases. The best approach regarding your dog’s diet is to consult a vet. If you want to go for dry dog food, kibbles are the most famous choice for many pet owners. Any food designed for a small breed is good for your Pineranian dog.

You should be cautious regarding the weight and size of your dog. One cannot offer the same food to the puppy or senior Pineranians. You must give the puppy high protein and high carb food, but an adult will require low carb and the average level of protein to stay fit and healthy. For a senior dog, you need more minerals and nutrients with less protein and energy to control the pet’s weight. The best way to handle this situation is to consult your vet regarding the age and weight of your dog after every three to four years.

Pineranian Dog Health Problems

When you go for a designer dog, you never know what your puppy will grow up to be. There are guesses and assumptions according to the size and shape of the puppy in childhood. But when it comes to the dog’s health condition, you can never be sure how your puppy will mature. There are higher chances that Pineranian dogs will grow up and be healthier and stronger than both parents. But one cannot deny that a healthy designer puppy can also be a sickly adult dog.

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But, if you go to an experienced breeder, with years of experience, you can minimize the chances of getting a sickly dog. Experienced breeders focus on parents and try to get healthy and strong dogs for mating. But, as per the records, there are chances of the following diseases in Pineranian dogs:

  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Absence of one or both testes
  • Hip disorder
  • Congenital heart defect

A healthy female and sturdy male will increase the chances of terminal disease-free puppies.

Typical Pineranian Weight and Size

Pineranian dogs are attained by mating miniature pinschers to Pomeranian dogs. All three breeds are toy dogs and do not get very big. For a Pineranian dog, there are no set standards or rules regarding their weight or size. Your puppy can grow to be 5 pounds and 6 to 8 inches when fully grown, or you can have a 10-pound dog with a 10-inch body.

When you have a litter, there are mixed puppies, some looking like Poms and others like Min Pins. These puppies have the intelligence, excitement, and energy of both breeds. But the size and weight come down to the individual with the traits relating to the mother or father.

Life Expectancy of Pineranian Dog

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There is not enough data available for this breed because these designer dogs are not older than three decades. The parent breeds live more than 16 to 17 years and 10 to 14 years; that’s why these dogs do not have shorter life spans. It is safe to say that a Pineranian dog will stay by your side for around 13 to 14 years.

A Pineranian dog doesn’t gain much weight if you keep them busy with physical activities. But, if you’re a couch potato, and keep your dog little activity, your Pineranian dog will gain weight. The excessive fat and burden on the system will decrease their life expectancy. You will have to bear the trauma of saying them good by earlier than the anticipated age.

Training for the Pineranian Dog Breed

For every dog, training is a must. But, for your Pineranian dog, it is crucial to do so earlier rather than later. When you bring a Pineranian puppy home, the first thing you need to do is to start training. Try to socialize your dog adequately, and do not fall victim to their cuteness. Define some rules and always follow these rules around your dog. These playful and lively dogs love to please their owners, and you can benefit greatly from this.

When you have a Pineranian dog, your life becomes joyful as this dog will do anything to get your attention. With the right strategies, you can make your dog do some tricks and behave like a perfect dog, even in the presence of other people and animals. If you fail to train your dog, you will be unable to handle all the energy and mischievous behavior of this hyperactive dog. You also need to keep them involved in mild physical activities and training to keep them happy.

Typical Pineranian Temperament

You won’t be wrong if you call Pineranians a jealous dog breed. Your Pineranian will need your attention most of the time, and when you try to spend time with other kids or animals, this jealous dog can become infuriating. The need for attention and company can make them inclined to you all the time, and things go out of hand when you go out of the house. Your beloved pet will suffer from separation anxiety if you spend a lot of time outside the house.

Early training and socialization will make your dog accustomed to your routine and the people around you. You need to take care of this dog like a growing kid. If you don’t behave as per their expectations, a strong-willed Pineranian dog will make things difficult for you with mischief and a bossy attitude.

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Behavioral Traits of Pineranian Dogs

Pineranian dogs haven’t been around long, but we do have some documented behavior and traits of this breed. When you have a Pineranian, you will get a watchdog that will tend to protect the owner and the family. Most small dogs are aggressive and tend to bite people and other pets around them, but this is not the case with the Pineranian dog. These cute and cuddly beings love to spend time with their owners and usually don’t mind the occasional presence of other people and animals.

One thing you must remember is that this breed is highly curious and will love to explore. Pineranians get into trouble because of their curious nature and often get stuck in the most unexpected place. This trait is also common in miniature Pinschers, and pet owners have to remain conscious of them when going outside the house.

Pineranian Dog Exercise Requirements

The Pineranian dog breed doesn’t need swimming, running, and agility exercises to stay fit and healthy. When you have a toy dog breed, you don’t need to take them on daily long walks. These designer dogs have a high energy level, but because of their small size, you can easily make them exhausted and ready to fall asleep with small walks outside the house.

If you live in a small apartment and can’t go outside, the physical exercises inside the house, like fetching the ball or playing with the tug toy, will do the trick. You can work on their energy by making them happy and healthy dogs ready to follow your command. A Pineranian dog, without any chance to use energy, will resort to chewing, biting, and other unaccepted activities.

Pros of Having a Pineranian Dog

  • This breed will give you love and laughter for more than a decade.
  • You don’t need to spend a lot of money on this dog’s food and grooming needs.
  • The Pineranian dog doesn’t need long walks or agility exercises; a small amount of physical activity is enough for the rest of the day.
  • These dogs are intelligent and cute; people also use them as watchdogs in their houses.
  • When you have a Pineranian dog, you don’t need any other animal to have a fulfilling relationship.
  • A Pineranian dog is a great companion for seniors.
  • You can have this dog even if you live in a small apartment.

Cons of Having a Pineranian Dog

  • A Pineranian dog needs more attention than you think and if you don’t behave accordingly you will have to bear the consequences.
  • If you don’t start early training, the Pineranian will suffer from small dog syndrome and become aggressive towards everything around it.
  • These dogs need care and attention from their owners and suffer from separation anxiety if owners are away for more than a few hours.

Last Thoughts on the Pineranian Dog Breed

The Pineranian Dog Breed

If you are not a fan of training and rules, you should avoid getting a Pineranian dog. This super cute, small dog can be a real problem if you don’t start early training. But with patience and the right strategy, a Pineranian dog can become the most well-behaved companion for individuals.

It is not a family dog that goes well with kids and other animals. For singles and seniors, this toy breed is more than what they need from life.


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