Friday, January 4, 2008

To Get or Not To Get a Miniature Pinscher


I was sipping a coffee (alright it was a latte) in my local caf not too long ago, and an incredibly cute miniature-type dog gaily scampered by, dragging it's owner behind it. It was a very serious person magnet. And I must confess I was out of my seat with the best of them, latte abandoned, and down on my knees, in the non-sexual sense!


It was a miniature pinscher. And, counter to expectation, the breed was bred up to those thigh ripping monsters used as guard dogs and whatnot. Rather than the usual other way round. So none of those misshapings, bulging eyes ... . All perfectly proportioned - in small.


They come in a variety of colours - as well as the classic black and tan - even in one litter. The pressure of choice!



I guess this is the next stage.


Followed by 'I want that one!


Adorable, no?

What do you reckon about a name?

14 comments:

  1. fuck you are right! s/he is 'dillan' - how did you know? amazing. he is so incredibly adorable i wanna yank him through the puter screen into the living room. not sure if it would work!

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  2. lol, guess you have one detractor.
    I'm not much for really small dogs myself either, but if Nick wants one - its all good. The classic version if my favorite of those.

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  3. one detractor i can handle. and perhaps he was being ironic ! confession i like those big pale 'purple' short velvety haired dogs most of all (weimerama?) but in an apartment, i'm thinking small.

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  4. Any dog will be wonderful as companion and devoted buddy - but I BEG you PLEASE, don't buy from a dog dealer/breeder. There are Rescue groups specializing in every breed you can thnk of, including Min-Pins. Millions of dogs are euthanized every year for want of a loving home - 33% of those dogs are pedigree purebloods. SO save a life, don't hand over money to a breeder. Please. I wish you a great life together, both you and your dog.

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  5. I hope it's a girl; if so, I think Penelope would be a lovely name.

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  6. i've actually been thinking exactly the same things iain!

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  7. penelope! yes!!! so i'm now covered for boy or girl. i'm hopeless at names! thanks guys.

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  8. Min Pins can be extremely yappy which can cause as many problems in an apartment as a Weimaraner. If you want a really cool yet elegant small dog with the sweetest natures then look no further than an Italian Greyhound.

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  9. yep, i've heard they can be one person and make it difficult for guests! never heard of the Italian Greyhound - thanks, i'm off to google it now!

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  10. hey anon again - just back from the land of google - the Italian Greyhound is great! i'll do a web search now - i've just been looking at pics. thanks again.

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  11. I've got a min pin myself; (fudge-coloured, one year old)
    turns out he's not only a cutie, but also has a great charachter: caring, lively and with a great deal of resolve.
    You know, it would be great to have you speaking of another cute hairy guy...

    great blog, however.

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  12. hey lorenzo, great to hear from someone who has a min pin. and that their character is good. have heard they can be a bit on-person and snappy at strangers. but i'm not deterred. and you are right - you can never have too many hairy friends in your life! take care.

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