The dameranian is solely bred to be a very affectionate companion dog. Pomdach is highly devoted to his human companions and wants to be with them at all times. Whilst he is closely attached to his family, he may have a strong bond with a particular family member.
The Pomdach's love for humans may have drawbacks as he may suffer from separation anxiety. If left to his devices for a long time, he may develop unwanted behaviours such as excessive barking. Make sure that he has a companion at home when most of the family is out. You can also manage his separation anxiety through proper training.
A good-natured and extroverted dog, the dameranian won’t hesitate to approach and befriend strangers. He does well with children and other pets as well. However, he must be supervised when interacting with them. Due to his small build, he may easily get hurt if he is carelessly handled by kids or being rowdy with bigger dogs.
The dameranian may also possess a ‘small dog complex,’ which makes him behave like he is big and intimidating. It can cause him to challenge other dogs that may even be twice his size. To stop this behaviour, make sure to start his training and socialisation at an early age. This will play a big role in honing him to be a well-sociable dog as he matures.
There are five different types of generations that one can choose from when inbreeding a dameranian. F1 is the offspring of a purebred dachshund and a purebred Pomeranian. F1b is a puppy produced by mating an F1 and a purebred dachshund or an F1 and a purebred Pomeranian.
F2 is bred by crossing two F1s, whilst F2b came from an F2 and a purebred dachshund or an F2 and a purebred Pomeranian. Lastly, an F3 is produced by mating two F2s.
In training, the dameranian is very eager to please you, thus learning commands can be an easy feat for him. However, he may still be prone to being stubborn. Thus, your patience, firmness, and consistency are a must during training sessions. Since the dameranian is food-motivated, use positive reinforcements and give him praise and treats as a reward for a job well done.