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The Pineranian breed is a designer dog developed by cross-breeding the Miniature Pinscher and the Pomeranian breeds. They do not get along with children or other pets. However, they make good watchdogs who bark in reaction to slightest noise they hear. This toy sized dog is a rare breed and difficult to find. They are comfortable in all types of climate.

Physical Appearance:

Pineranians are toy sized dogs that possess a body structure suitable for small spaces. The ears of the Pineranian are flappy and their muzzle is short to medium. Their coat is short and straight. Pineranians do not shed too much of hair, making them suitable for people with allergies. This breed is found in almost all the colors such as black, brown, tan, golden, cream and white.



The Pineranian is known for its energetic, loyal, playful and intelligent characteristics. They are smart dogs and can be easily trained. Pineranian are watchful dogs and they usually alert their owners about strangers. They also have tendency to bark a lot. They are good companions and love to be with people. However, Pineranians may not be the best dogs to be kept along with small kids, but to overcome this, it is advisable to let the puppy grow up along with children. Their need for outdoor exercise is pretty less, making them ideal for apartment dwellers.


As both the parent breeds are prone to health problems, the Pineranian might also inherit some of the health issues such as eye conditions (cataract, progressive retinal atrophy and dry eye), Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia and heart diseases. With good care and proper nutrition, their life expectancy is about fifteen years.

Quick Look Box:
Size: Toy
Hair Length: Short to medium
Temperament: Energetic, well-behaved and loyal
Fun fact: Good watchdog abilities even with their small size
Kid Friendly : No