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Old 08-31-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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I am a single dude, 25, who grew up with Labrador Retrievers. Haven't had a pet since I left home at 18 and want a dog badly. I live in a 1,000 sq-ft condo without a true yard of my own, so I would probably need to get a toy breed. I am very intrigued by the min-pin and want as much information as possible from anyone who has experience with the breed. Rather than asking specific questions, I would love for you to throw out any information for me that you feel is pertinent. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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We have a Min Pin.

She is so smart.
She loves to eat (she has a eating disorder). She wont stop eating!!!
She isn't a lap dog like my Miniature Poodle was.
She is very independent.
She was easy to potty train, once she found out that she gets a treat if she goes potty outside.

Good luck!
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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My friend had one. It was sweet with them, but very nasty with everyone else. I'm not saying they are all like that, but that is the only one I ever seen in person. It was a good looking dog however.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:35 AM
 
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We have a Rat Terrier and I would suggest you look into one. THey are GREAT dogs for people with limited space. They have a big dog attitude in a small dog body. They are content to lay on the couch with you as they are to run around in your yard. They are very playful but not destructive. They are also easy to train. I also have to say that the mini-pins I have come across are not very nice.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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My sister had a min pin named Killer.....the single dog in this world I have met that I could not stand. Nasty, nasty temperament...and hysterical. Everything sent him off into a barking fit.....everything. I've had an aversion since then but I am assuming she got a lemon. As AZ91 said, the dog was good with her but horribly abnoxious to everyone else. And marked like a fiend, even though he was neutered. Very neurotic, it WAS all about him....which is a direct clash with my sister, since it's all about her. He lived forever and was healthy as a horse and very spry until about 6 months before he passed at 17.

How 'bout just a nice small muttsky from the local shelter? They always have owner surrenders that are already housetrained and are good dogs, some moron owner just decided they were too much trouble or something....Shelter pets need love too!
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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My first and only dog is my MinPin from the local Humane Society.
I am completely hooked on the breed now !!!

Miniature Pinschers are big dogs in a little body. My husband is a fan of the big breeds, Mastiffs, APBT's, Boxers and the like. My husband loves to play rough house with our dog and unlike other toy breeds, he isn't afraid that he's going to injure our MinPin. She is solid muscle.

Our MinPin is not vocal unless a stranger comes to the door or she becomes aware that something is out of place. She's an absolutely fantastic watchdog! She isn't friendly to strangers and has to be restrained, but hey she was abused by previous owners, so we can't hold it against her. She is almost cat-like in her independence, but does like to snuggle in our arms. She is not the friendliest dog in the world when it comes to other dogs either, but that's the MinPin nature.

MinPins are fantastic dogs, and very intelligent. If you get one, which I hope you do, spend the time training it. They will try to rule the roost and can be very manipulative.

All in all, I can't say enough good things about the MinPin. They are an incredible breed, unlike any other.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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My Min Pin is so sweet. She is sweet to everyone else too.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/carbonmated/100_0441.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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Carbondated, Your Min Pin looks like mine. That's my little Chloe!!!!
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thanks for all the information, and that is a beautiful Min Pin, Carbondated!
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