Has anyone ever had any bad experience owning one?? .. any bad habits they tend to have.. etc... i'm thinking of getting a pup from a friend that is a chi/minpin mix and don't really know what to expect..
frankly for just a pet. not to much. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on any dog that was just going to be a pet. many people take pride in pricey animals , they show them off. pegigredd pets with documentation seem to be worth more. I am not sure why this is. pediree's have there place but if you do not know how to read them. the ancestors are not worthy of a hefty price tag. do not get me worng some are. mixed dogs are not pedigreed. so we can just overlook that whole mess. these are just my opinions if i am going to get a pet dog the pound or a oops litter is fine. no more than 100.00 for the dog. if the dog is being bought for it's lineage and maybe some other more specific attriubutes that are good for sporting i would pay up tp 1500.00
I agree with Gunny, a dog is a dog. They are all worth the same. Don't conintrait on one mutt. There are thousands. Check out petfinder.com, maybe you'll find some on there. For max, I'd pay $100, and I'd get him/her..... from a shelter. Because mutt breeders are bad.
there are several people on this board who own both chihuahua's and min pins. hopefully they can give you some insight on the individual breeds so that you can decide if a mix of the two will be what you want. your pup can have combination of the two breeds traits. good luck !!
No mixes cannot be registered...they are just mutts, no matter how you look at it. whether you call them 'hybrids' or mixes, or make them a fancy "breed name". They are not breeds and most never will be. Hybridbreeder you seem to have every mutt that other people have. kinda suspicious. do they all live in cages too? Outside? and what is with people mixing different toy and terrier breeds and calling them Minitures of other, established breeds? I have seen "mini Rotties(minpin+something else)" "mini Boxers(the rat terrier+pug) "Mini Mastiff(Puggle, they dont really even look like mastiffs to me) These are not even remotely related to the breed they are named for! They are rip offs. Its like when people call Miniature Pinschers mini Dobermans! They are not even related in any way. Minpins are the older breed. I get especially touchy when people are "using" my breeds(Minpins and Dobermans)
I have a Min Pin and can tell you a little about that. They are very intelligent, energetic and highly excitable. So much fun and easy to train inside but once you go out in public, it is hard to keep their attention, so it takes a lot of patience. She is only 7 months old so I will see if she will calm down some. Right now, a trip to Petsmart is an adventure. It is a good thing everyone thinks she is so cute!!
I would not pay a lot for a mix. I have seen some on Petfinder with the mix you are looking at.
Minpins can be difficult to pottytrain, but if your persistant and consistant it can be done. They are exteremly smart, and will figure out how to get anything you dont want them to . I don't know how much minpin is in this puppy, but it will probably have many of the charicteristics. Mine do like to steal things, especially my nat. ear male. They are very lovable, and love to sleep in your bed. Mine insist it's time for bed as soon as it is 10:00 at night.
Adding onto what was already stated about being hard to potty train and having a lot of energy, you could also end up with a dog that barks a lot. Chihuahuas and Minpins are both known for being hard to potty train and barking a lot. They can be taught not too, but you really have to be around them 24/7 the first week you have them to get it down. I have a Chihuahua and think they are just the greatest dogs. Very portable, low cost as far as food is concerned, easy to clean up after...My aunt breeds minpins. I love her dogs as well. I think both breeds are actually pretty similar. If you want a good lap dog that loves to be with you at all times (they wouldn't be good to have if you're not home a lot) and is a 'one person' dog, that mix would be good for you. If you have small children, I would evaluate how your children do around small dogs first before purchasing a small breed as they can get hurt by children very easily. They are not a rough and tumble dog. They love to chase things and play with toys, and are very good at playing fetch. These breeds tend to be leery of strangers and that is where the barking comes in. They can also become obese quite easy and you should always follows the vets instructions on how much to feed them because a lot of people overfeed their toy breed dogs. These breeds are known for knee and eye problems. Both of these breeds have a long lifespan. My aunt has a minpin that is 15 years old. :)
they can have papers you need to to your homework a littel better before you post someing like that you just mad because you thank purebreds or bett well let me tell you some thing i raise purebreds and mixes and mixes are by far better health wise
I have a and she is min pin she is fasinating, very neat to watch, she belongs to my 10 year old daughter, she is very protective of her, she is a kids dog, who would guess a min pin loving kids this way. She had her first litter of Chipins today, mine will be raised to be therapy dogs, they breed is active, but dad the chihuahua is very laid back, hold me all the time dog, a therapy dog.We got him for my son with asma, he hasnt had to use a nebulizer in 2 years. The reason I breed Katie a family wanted a min pin and a chihuahua, so we got the idea for a chipin, so not all breeders are bad, mine have a purpose and I know the health of the parents and thier dispositions. Why breed for the disposition of my puppys, you don't know how a rescue dog was handled before the Humaine Society or any shelter got it. I adopted a Wienner dog and I got it home it went after my kids and my husband, I had a foster dog come awake and bit my 5 year old in the face and she was sitting on the other side of the sofa, it got up and about took her eye out. So u know why I raise me own, they are conditioned around kids of all ages. Both dogs were given to kids My son was 9 when he got the Chihuahua, and my daugter was 8 1/2 when she got hers, I said they are your and let me tell you these dogs are on thier hips, My minpin is an indoor dog, sleeps with my daughter and Squeaky sleeps with son. So all breeders are not bad. I breed with a purpose ( Therapy dogs) and hope to place them in homes with kids, and they will not be sold until they are done with basic training.
For he dog the Lady that has the min pin thats real active, the dog needed basic training in the beginning of puppy hood, start at 8 weeks and basic potty training and not give in to the dog, and then school for training and socilizing is a must for min pin and chiuahuas, and you chipin. Our min pin is very active at home but when out and about at the pet stores she knows it's time to calm her self, she even let children pet her, but you let a strange adult walk up and you will get a growl from, and say stay away from my kid. Our min pin went through basics as a youngster. I plan on training her babies as they grow into older pups before they are place as therapy dogs. Agian, you don't know the history of shelter dog, I've had my share of my kids getting bit, also we adopted a cockerspaniel, he would litterly knock my one year old down for her cookie, and jump on the table to snatch food out of the hands of my kids, and grabing thier little hands, my middle child was so afraid of dogs after this, it took her to be 9, 8 years later to trust a dog, thats when got her Katie, the min pin. Now you can't pry them apart. So shelter dogs are not on my list of adoption. I want a breeder that has mom and dad, and knows her stock and breed.
The amount I would pay for a chipin, it depends, if the dog is vet checked had all shots, as mine puppy training, alot goes into raising a pup that is well mannered. I will ask $175.00 for mine. And they will have all shots and wormed, and they will keep thier tails. I will send an adoption kit with them, new collar, food, toy, blanky and treats, and shot records. I do back ground checks, paper work is kept for 1 year, so I can keep track if the dog is being care for.
"...but you let a strange adult walk up and you will get a growl from, and say stay away from my kid."
Doesn't sound like a good choice to be a therapy dog.
Angie, dogs from shelters need training the same as any puppy needs training. Sorry you had bad experiences, but not all shelter dogs come from puppy mills. Many, many dogs at shelters are there because their owners couldn't be bothered to train the dog. Dog doesn't listen, they say the dog is "bad" and take him to a shelter.
You say you know the health of your dogs, but what health testing have you had done? What kind of a health guarantee are you going to offer for your puppies? What kind of therapy training do you plan on doing, and do you really expect EVERY pup from the litter to be a therapy dog?!!! Not every dog has the temperament for that.
As a life long breeder/exhibitor, rescue person, etc...I am crining at someone believing it is reputable to mix breeds. Health testing.....as previous asked, what tests do you do on the chi/pin mixes parents?
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