Tag Archive: min pin

Apr 10

Life with a Chipin

Chipin postal alert

What is a Chipin?   A Chipin is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Miniature Pinscher.  Chi’s and Min Pins, as they are affectionately known, can each be a handful, and when combined, watch out!  You may have a sassy, willful, opinionated, and smart dog–possibly too smart–with an energy level that is off the charts. …

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Mar 17

Min Pin on the Loose: What to Do If Your Dog is Missing

Maddox, a beloved Miniature Pinscher, was lost December 2012.

Miniature Pinschers are Escape Artists Min Pins are notorious for getting loose. Being independent thinkers, their little minds are constantly whirring, and when they get the idea of getting out, sometimes it’s hard to stop them. So, what should you do when your dog gets loose? Maddox, Come Home This story is for little Maddox, …

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Feb 26

Dominance in Miniature Pinschers: Does Your Dog Walk All Over You?

Miniature Pinscher standing on human.

Dominance in MIniature Pinschers Although dominant behavior is not breed specific and any dog can display dominant behavior, some breeds, such as the Miniature Pinscher, have a propensity for trying to assert dominance. This is due, in part, to the breeding of the Min Pin. Min Pins were bred to catch vermin on farms, and …

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Feb 14

Is Your Dog a Chihuahua or Miniature Pinscher?

Min Pin or Chihuahua?   Because of their similar size and sometimes similar coat color, MIniature Pinschers are often mistaken for Chihuahuas. However, Miniature Pinschers are very different than Chihuahuas. The Chihuahua breed is an ancient breed (circa 5th century A.D.) from Mexico and South America while the Miniature Pinscher originated half-way across the world …

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Jan 31

How to Train Your Min Pin to be a Pest

dog on table

Be Careful What You Teach Your Dog Our dogs are learning from us all the time. Everything you do or don’t do regarding your dog trains them. Do you feed them from the table occasionally? Do you allow them on the furniture? Do you give a command and not enforce it? Your dog learns from …

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Jan 30

How to Outfit Your Min Pin in Style

Seven Items You Need Before Bringing Your Min Pin Home Tons of cool gear is available for dogs, and a lot of it is specifically for small dogs, such as miniature pinschers.  Amidst the designer water bowls, glittery t-shirts, and Bruce Springsteen inspired jackets, there are some must-have items.  Before you bring your new puppy …

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Jan 06

The Hackney-like Gait of a Miniature Pinscher

Hackney horse parades around the track with its high-stepping trot

The Prance of the “King of Toys” Have you ever seen your Miniature Pinscher trot around the room like it was prancing? You have likely just seen the characteristic Hackney gait of a Min Pin. My Min Pin, Nano, struts his stuff when he has a “prize,” like a toy or has just caught a …

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Sep 20

Your Dog’s Mental Health: Depression in Dogs

Depressed-looking dog

Depression in Dogs Just like humans, dogs have emotions and sometimes those emotions are overwhelming for dogs. Since they have similar brain structures and neurotransmitters, it makes sense that dogs as well as humans can suffer mental illnesses and conditions. Depression is a common mental disorder in dogs. Dogs often get depressed when there is …

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Aug 13

How to House Train Your Dog

Athena vs. Toilet paper

House Training vs. House Breaking House training a dog is more than just potty training. It is teaching a dog how to act in the house. In addition to potty training, house training includes teaching your dog which chew toys are appropriate, rules about getting on the furniture, how to act when you are eating …

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Mar 19

So You Think You Want a Miniature Pinscher?

So You Think You Want a Miniature Pinscher? Why I Love Miniature Pinschers Miniature pinschers (affectionately known as min pins) are the greatest breed of dog on earth. They are graceful, charming, funny, smart, and endearing. I have happened to be lucky enough to own the three greatest miniature pinschers on earth, except yours of …

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