NEW puppy...she is a Min Pin.. (Miniature Pinscher) ***PICS***

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dar, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    Hello all...

    we are getting a new puppy she was born on Nov 1...
    she is a min pin..

    I have heard that Min pin's have a REALLY high prey drive and are hard to train...and should never be off lead..

    my dogs now say they have a high drive (malamute/husky...and a toy fox terrier)..but they dont bother with the chickens..

    i am wondering if anyone else has min pins and how they are with the chickens

    we dont get her till january so i have time to plan a way to keep her away from the chickens

    her beside the TV remote


    her and her litter mates


    her...not sure if we are gonna anme her Abby, or Violet

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  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    no one has advice for me?
  3. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Well I'll put my 2 cents in

    Start how you mean to go on. If she can't when she grows up don't let her do it now.

    Take her to puppy classes the humane society can tell ya where when and who has them. Here they are every Tues and cost $3 a class.

    If you teach her no and start young you should be able to train any dog no matter the pray drive.

    Just keep the rules the same and even though she is cute now remember they grow up and you want them to be the best they can be.

    Mostly love her lots and have fun. Oh ya I like violet.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    she is adorable! i had a min pin /pappy mix..and yup she was hyper!....but the sweetest little thing!...i didnt have chickens when i had her,,so, i cant help ya there...and, i would def. keep her on a lead at all times..unless you have fenced in yard...Leta was an escape artist!...also, beware of almost got her..she was barking at it the whole time though..[​IMG]..didnt know it could rip her to shreds....they dont realize they are small..mine was totally the dominat dog in my house..and that was with my 90 lb Saint Bernard female...she would jump up and grab my saints jowls if she tried to eat before her...(my poor saint still looks around at meal times....)..i loved her..and i am lucky that i still get to see her alot..(my husbands parents have her). congrats!..she is so cute!, Wendy
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Violet, and I know they are high maintenance, and if they go after your chickens it is competition for your attention. HAHA! They are something else!

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