5-10 lbs
United States
Miniature Pinscher
Pinneranian, Pin Pom

The Pineranian is a mixed hybrid of two toy breeds, the Miniature Pinscher and the Pomeranian. Because they are both toy breeds, the Pineranian will be about 10 inches tall and weigh an average of 10 pounds. These dogs are perfect family companions that get along with other pets if socialized young, and children, although they may be snappy with small children if teased. They are fast learners and excellent at learning tricks so they do well in agility, obedience, and tracking activities. In fact, they are also used as therapy dogs because of their ability to learn and desire to please. 

Date of Origin
Miniature Pinscher and Pomeranian

Pineranian Health

Average Size
Male Pineranian size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 7-12 lbs
Female Pineranian size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 5-10 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Drug Allergy or Sensitivity
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eyes
  • X-Rays
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG - measures rate and rhythm)

Pineranian Breed History

The Pineranian has not been around long enough to have much of a history so you have to look at the histories of the Miniature Pinscher and the Pomeranian. The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany in the 1600s and, despite their similar looks and name, they are not related to the Doberman Pinscher. In fact, the Miniature Pinscher has been around longer than the Doberman and some say they have been around for more than 2,000 years. They are thought to be a part of the German Pinscher family, being part Terrier, Dachshund, and Italian Greyhound. Pinscher is actually German for terrier or biter. The Pinscher Klub began in Germany in the late 17th century and was later named Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub. By the 1900s, the breed was being shown in the Stuttgart Dog Show in Germany and in the 1920s, the Miniature Pinscher Club of America was formed. Soon after, they were registered with the American Kennel Club where they are the 68th most popular breed of dog in the United States. The Pomeranian came from Germany in the 1800s as a sheep herding dog and companion. They were bred from Schipperkes, American Eskimo Dogs, Samoyeds, German Spitz’, and Norwegian Elkhound’s. They got their name from Pomerania, where they originally came from. When they started out as sheepdogs, they were much larger, about 30 pounds on average, but were bred to be smaller eventually to be better sized companion dogs. Queen Charlotte and King George the third had two Pomeranians but they did not become popular until their daughter, Queen Victoria, started breeding them. In 1888, they were accepted into the American Kennel Club and they are now the 22nd most popular breed of dog in America. 

Pineranian Breed Appearance

The Pineranian is a mixed toy breed that rarely gets over 12 pounds and are typically under 12 inches tall. They have dense, fluffy, short to medium length fur that may be almost any color including brindle, sable, merle, red, chocolate, fawn, cream, blue, silver, yellow, pinto, brown, black, and pied. Your Pineranian should have blue or brown eyes, a brown or black nose, a tiny round head, perky ears, and a short, fluffy tail. They have short legs that are generally fluffy with small, delicate feet. The hair on their chest and neck is the longest, possibly creating a mane-like appearance like the Pomeranian is well-known for. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Pineranian eyes
brown Pineranian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pineranian nose
brown Pineranian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pineranian coat
brown Pineranian coat
red Pineranian coat
cream Pineranian coat
fawn Pineranian coat
blue Pineranian coat
silver Pineranian coat
white Pineranian coat
pied Pineranian coat
sable Pineranian coat
brindle Pineranian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pineranian straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pineranian Breed Maintenance

The amount of maintenance your Pineranian needs depends on the thickness and length of your dog’s coat. The longer and thicker the coat, the more brushing your dog will require. Generally, they need to be brushed at least every other day with a pin brush or slicker brush and metal comb. Be sure to take your time and do a thorough job under your dog’s neck and chest as well as on her behind and under the tail. Your dog can be bathed and shampooed with mild shampoo once in a while but not too often or it will dry out your dog’s skin.

Brushes for Pineranian
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pineranian requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pineranian Temperament

The Pineranian has a funny and loving temperament and is generally happy and excited but needs to be socialized when young so they can get along with other pets. They can handle older children but do best in a home with adults and no other pets. They need plenty of attention and can be susceptible to separation anxiety when left alone too long. Your Pineranian may be shy or apprehensive around strangers or other animals at first and may need to be introduced to prevent accidents. They do learn quickly and will do just about anything to please their humans but need to be praised for their efforts. 

Pineranian Activity Requirements

This breed needs quite a bit of activity every day to keep them happy. In fact, it is best if you take your Pineranian for a couple of 15 to 30 minute walks per day. The Pineranian also enjoys competing in agility and obedience courses, playing flyball or frisbee, going swimming, hiking, and playing catch. Dogs that do not get enough exercise can become overweight, anxious, or bored. This can sometimes lead to behavior problems like excessive barking, chewing, and becoming aggressive. Since the Pineranian is a tiny dog, they can enjoy much of their activities inside the house but it is important for them to get outside at least a couple of times a day. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pineranian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Pineranian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pineranian size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Pineranian size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Male Pineranian size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Pineranian size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
18 Months
Male Pineranian size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Pineranian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs

Pineranian Owner Experiences

2 Years
2 People
Playing fetch,
Going to the Beach
I love my little pineranian more than anything in the world. He is the most affectionate animal I have ever known. He is a huge people pleaser but he is extremley shy and weary of strangers. And yes he loves to bark at anyone and anything unfortunately!
2 months, 1 week ago
9 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Watching tv
Play keep away
Playing fetch
He is a very loving dog a great companion he hates big dogs he is somewhat shy barks at the smallest noises and he’s very greedy and eats a lot
5 months ago
11 Months
2 People
High energy,very loving and affectionate. Has a lot of separation anxiety
7 months ago
5 Years
2 People
He is adorable, smart and mostly likes just us and his Dachshund brother dog, and his cat brother dog!
7 months, 1 week ago
7 Years
3 People
He is a very spunky little man. Will do anything and everything to play with his toys with you. Sometimes will play by himself if no one is around. Loves to run all around the house and parks. Super protective of his owners and will defend them. A very big Napoleon complex. He will follow owners everywhere, but doesn’t seem to mind going on an adventure by himself. Very smart, always knows where his home is and where exactly he left his toys. Super charismatic and really adorable to watch him throughout the day. Really goofy.
8 months, 4 weeks ago
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