Chipin

5-12 lbs
8-11"
United States
Chihuahua
Miniature Pinscher
Pinhuahua, Minchi

The trend for hybrid dogs shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, especially when new combinations keep emerging, like the Chipin.

This is the offspring of the Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher, two of the most popular toy breeds in the world. They’re generally friendly companions that need little by way of grooming, although they want more exercise than you’d guess from looking at their teensy legs.

In this introduction to the Chipin dog, you’ll learn:

  • This hybrid has only been around since the start of the 21st century
  • Chipins are usually good with small children and other pets
  • They can sometimes be affected by joint and eye problems
  • They’re brainy creatures and love games or agility training

Chipin Breed Overview


Chihuahuas and Miniature Pinschers have been much-loved companions for a long time and the good news is that Chipins look to have inherited their parents friendliness and playfulness.

This is a dog that appreciates games and walks, but is no stranger to a long nap, either. They’re easy to train and fast learners, but they do require consistency to override a slight stubborn streak.

Like many small dogs, Chipins can be a little territorial and occasionally aggressive towards larger canines they deem a threat. However, they’re more than capable of settling into homes with other pets and small children.

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purpose Purpose
Companion
history Date of Origin
2001
ancestry Ancestry
Chihuahua, Miniature Pinscher

Chipin Health

Average Size
Male Chipin size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 9-15 lbs
Female Chipin size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs

Chipin Breed History


Like many hybrid dogs (or designer breeds, if you prefer), the Chipin dog is thought to have emerged in the USA, most likely in the early 21st century. As a comparatively new canine variety, they’re not a common sight and can be easily confused with their parent breeds.

The Chipin family tree stretches a long way back, however. The earliest documentation of the Miniature Pinscher is from the 19th century, although it’s safely assumed they predate this period.

That being said, their exact origin is unclear. They’re thought to be a mix of several small breeds, including the Daschund, Italian Greyhound and German Pinscher. The Miniature Pinscher isn’t a relative of the Doberman Pinscher — Pinscher is simply the German word used to name terrier-type dogs.

Due to the tiny frame and agility, the Miniature Pinscher was put to work catching vermin. Some breeders went too far in trying to make the breed as small as possible, but this malformation was corrected by the 20th century. It was around this time that the breed became a popular sight on the dog show circuit and they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1925.

The Chihuahua is likely to be even older than the Miniature Pinscher. They’ve been part of Mexican folklore for hundreds of years, but their early history remains something of a blur. 

One strong theory posits that the breed is a descendant of the slightly bulkier and now-extinct Techichi breed, which had played a spiritual role in early Mesoamerican culture. Others find reason to believe that the Chihuahua emerged from Chinese or Maltese breeds that found their way over to Mexico, perhaps by way of trade.

Whatever the origin, Spanish explorers found the Chihuahua in abundance when they reached Mexico, particularly in the Chihuahua region, the name of which would be leant to the breed. In the 19th century, they began to find admirers north of the Mexican border and were recognized by the AKC in 1904.

Their popularity continued to grow worldwide in the following century, becoming a favored pet among celebrities such as Xavier Cugat, Billie Holiday and Madonna. Today, they have plenty of admirers who aren’t A-listers — the most recent AKC survey found Chihuahuas to be the 31st most popular breed in the USA.



Chipin Breed Appearance


As a new hybrid breed, there’s still a bit of variation in appearance between different Chipin puppies. 

This is especially true when it comes to coat colors. The black Chipin dog is a common sight, as is the chocolate brown Chipin dog, but it’s also possible to find Chipins in cream, tan, or a mixture of any of the aforementioned. These coats are usually short, straight and sparse, which was ideally suited to the hot Mexican climate.

They tend to have small heads with oversized ears and a tiny, pointed muzzle — occasionally they have a dark face mask more typically associated with the Miniature Pinscher.

Much like their parents, the Chipin is a dainty little thing, usually falling between 8 and 11 inches tall and 5 and 12 pounds, making them easy to scoop up into a parent’s arms.

Similar Breeds to a Chipin

There are several dogs that are similar to a Chipin in terms of size and demeanor — some of these are ancient relations, but others are similarly new hybrids.

Chipin Breed Maintenance


If you’re looking for a low-maintenance dog, the Chipin is a good bet. Their coats need a going-over with a stiff bristle brush a few times a week, but nothing more than that. Parents can bathe their Chipin with a vet-approved dog shampoo, but a wipedown with a doggy wipe or wet face cloth often does the trick without removing as much of their natural oils.

Ears should be checked regularly for signs of redness, dirt or wax build-up. If needed, they can be cleaned with a mild cleanser. Other tasks to stay on top of include clipping nails and brushing teeth.

Chipin Health Risks

Although there are some canine experts that believe hybrid dogs to be healthier in general than purebred counterparts, there have been several health issues observed in the Chipin that parents should be aware of. These can include:

Be sure to only deal with responsible breeders that carry out screening and tests on their animals — these aren’t a failsafe way of preventing hereditary diseases being passed on, but it certainly lowers the risk.

Skeletal Conditions

Like many toy breeds, the Chipin is more prone to developing Patellar Luxation at some point in their lives. This happens when one of the knee bones frequently dislocates, leading to a characteristic hopping motion and a fair amount of pain. Fortunately, this can usually be treated successfully, via medication, physiotherapy or surgery.

Another potential disorder is Spina Bifida, a congenital abnormality of the spinal column. This is usually spotted when a dog is very young and can range in severity. Some dogs may have no or only minor symptoms, but others might be affected by weakness, incoordination or incontinence. Sadly, there are no treatment options for severe cases.


Color Dilution Alopecia

Chihuahuas are one of the breeds more likely to be affected by Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA), so it follows that the Chipin can, too — especially if they’re a diluted color, such as fawn or blue.

This inherited skin condition can cause hair loss, dry skin and bacterial infections. The condition itself can be cured, but your vet will be able to recommend treatments for the symptoms — this includes shampoos, ointments and medications.


Eye problems

The Chipin’s round eyes are one of their most adorable features, but these can sometimes be affected by disease. Cataracts can occasionally develop — often, parents will be able to spot these as a cloudiness or abnormal appearance in their pet’s eyes, but incoordination or a newly cautious approach to walking might be giveaways.

The good news is that many dogs will be able to undergo a low-risk surgical procedure to treat Cataracts and recover within two to three months.

Another eye condition for which the Chipin is more predisposed to developing is Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). This is another hereditary disease that can vary in severity. Some dogs only suffer from minor vision loss and can adapt accordingly, but the worst affected can graduate to total blindness.

Unlike cataracts, PRA can’t be treated and the only thing that parents can really do is make their dog’s environment as safe as possible.

Regular veterinary testing can help spot health problems at a vitally early stage — this is one of the biggest perks with taking out a wellness plan for your pet.


What to Feed a Chipin

As a toy breed, a Chipin needs dog food specifically designed around the needs of small breeds. This will usually be more nutritionally dense as they can only eat smaller amounts. Kibble will be more appropriately sized for their mouths.

Be careful of overfeeding your Chipin. Even though they are quite skinny dogs, they can easily put on weight, which puts them at risk of health conditions such as Diabetes or Pancreatitis.

Need help picking what your Chipin has for dinner? Our partner Dog Food Advisor is an expert in this field and has put together a list of the best dog food for small breeds


Chipin Temperament

The Chihuahua is often thought of as a yappy dog, a reputation that has an element of truth to it — in fact, some parents prize this very trait if they want a watchdog. The Chipin can certainly be vocal, although this only tends to be when they’re bored or left on their own.

This is very much a dog that loves to spend time with their family and is pretty much always pleasant company when around loved ones. They don’t have problems with small children, although parents should remember that the small frame of a Chipin can be accidentally hurt by overexcitable hands.

When it comes to training, the Chipin is brainy and can master commands quite easily. Occasionally, parents might encounter some stubbornness but this can be overcome with perseverance. 

Chipin Activity Requirements

Chipins need around 45 minutes of exercise a day, which you might find surprising considering their small size. This can include a mix of walking (up to eight miles a week), agility training and games.

It’s important to keep a Chipin dog mentally as well as physically stimulated, as otherwise undesirable behavioral problems can develop — things like chewingjumping or excessive barking.


Chipin Owner Experiences

Lucky
12 Months
5 People
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My experience is awesome he is a great dog really fast and when I howl he howl but when he does it.it sounds like I love you
6 years, 5 months ago
Ranger
3 Years
2 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Playdate
Fetch
Perfect dog!!!! Adopted him 11/11/17 from a shelter
6 years, 4 months ago
Peanut
1 Year
5 People
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Peanut is the sweetest dog I've ever owned but she is very territorial and is loyal to her family
6 years, 3 months ago
Coffee
5 Months
5 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Chase
Play keep away
very great dog in my opinion. Very energetic. i suggest to do more research on the breed before buying or adopting. OKAY with other dogs
6 years, 3 months ago
Voo- doo
4 Months
3 People
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My chipin.he does not like children. He is very loyal and is my shadow.he plays outside but mostly indoors.sleeps in the bed very spolied .eats the best did food and has plenty of chew toys and loves to play and I really enjoy him
6 years, 3 months ago
Chip
2 Months
1 People
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Friendliness
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Watching him play with the cat
New to this breed! I lost my jackhuahua just before thanksgiving and Chip looks a lot like him! He's ornery and cute! I hope he will howl I love you like Pepee did!!!
6 years, 3 months ago
sundance
10 Years
5 People
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He loves to go on car rides
6 years, 2 months ago
Binks
6 Weeks
3 People
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Cuddling hes just a baby
My mom got him for my 19month old son and hes only 6weeks old so for now we just love on him and play with him. We will start training little Binks when hes about 10-12 weeks old. Hes so loving but kinda whiny but overall sweet and adorable!
6 years, 1 month ago
Honey
3 Years
1 People
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She's very smart and super sweet to me but she's very barky, territorial and aggressive to strangers, been trying to change this since I first got her at age 1 and its not getting better :(
6 years, 1 month ago
Hazel Grace
1 Year
3 People
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playing fetch, running with, hanging out with her
she was supposed to be a teacup chihuahua but then i seen how long her legs were getting. so i just knew that she wasn't straight chihuahua so i did some research so i think she is chipin. she definetly has the characteristics of them so nosy, shes to tall for her own good, but i love her and i wouldn't change a thing about her.
6 years, 1 month ago
Ryder
1 Year
6 People
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He is very hyper he loves playing but he hate when we give him tummy scratches
6 years, 1 month ago
Bandit
9 Months
2 People
House
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
Walking
Shopping
naps
My ChiPin is a very smart dog, who lets me know when I am home, he has to go potty. He will whine and go to the door and stand up & look at his leash, to let me know he has to go out. He loves walking, running and loves fetching. He loves attention & craves it every day that I am home. The best part of coming home to my Bandit, is that he greats you excitedly every day, even if I have been gone only 10 minutes away from the house
6 years, 1 month ago
COOKIE
4 Years
2 People
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EASY TO TRAIN, EASY TO SPOIL, LOVING GREAT WITH CHILDREN CRAVES ATTENTION, ALWAYS UNDER FOOT LOVES TO BE CLOSE TO YOU, STRONG WILLED VERY SWEET LOW MAINTENANCE A LOT OF FUN LIKES TO CUDDLE GOES EVERYWHERE WITH US LOVES TO CHASE DOGS CATS ANY ANIMAL BIG OR SMALL AND VERY FAST! VERY GOOD BREED WOULDNT TRADE FOR THE WORLD AWSOME! SHE'S OUR BABY
6 years, 1 month ago
Odie
9 Months
2 People
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He is a proper baby, loves people but not that keen on dogs, he does live with another dog but he is definitely boss. He loves cuddles and sleeping. Very funny little dog with funny ways.
6 years, 1 month ago
Little Miss
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Play keep away
Chase each other
We have known our baby since the day she was born. My husband's cousins dog got pregnant and we got her from him when his dog gave birth. My Little Miss is such a joy. She really is my best friend in the world. She cuddles with me all of the time. There's not a time when I'm at home and she's not continuously attached at my side. She loves to run and chase after toys. She has so many toys, a favorite being a long snake with six squekers in it. She always goes so crazy. I love this dog with everything I have, even when she gets into the trash and shreds it all over my house!
6 years ago
Mimi
2 Years
3 People
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Energy
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Walk
Nap
Sweetest most loyal dog I have ever had! She forgets she’s tiny and can sometimes annoy her big boxer sister, Stella! Luckily Stella is very sweet and just wants to play with tiny Mimi!
6 years ago
King
3 Years
2 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Fetch
Running
My Chipin is very energetic so I have to ensure he gets enough exercise and walks to keep him from getting bored. Grooming is easy and no serious or major health problems.
6 years ago
Lil B
3 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
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Fetch
Jumping
basic commands
Only thing that I have noticed and am not used to is that she eats her... poop
5 years, 12 months ago
Sassy
4 Months
3 People
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Energy
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Fetch
Walk
She is very active and loves to run.She is going through her puppy biting and chewing stage but is starting on her training.
5 years, 11 months ago
Roscoe
5 Years
5 People
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He's a very enthusiastic dog and he loves to play. He's never tired so it's important to be active. He craves plenty of attention. Roscoe learned very quickly how to potty outside. I'm teaching him currently how to handshake.
5 years, 11 months ago
Molly
3 Years
5 People
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Molly is a loving beautiful little dog with a huge heart she's funny and thinks she's the boss of our pitbull and 2 cats and she only weighs 3 pounds
5 years, 11 months ago
Polillo
6 Years
2 People
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It a friendly clever dog. He fits perfect in a appartment. He likes to learn and do tricks. He loves to run on a field with obstacles. he protects his boss, nobody have to beat me. But I can not be angry to him because than he becomes scared and that we don`t want. So always positief.
5 years, 11 months ago
kiki
4 Years
5 People
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every thing togeethere
5 years, 10 months ago
Zoe
6 Years
2 People
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This is my first Chipin. I took her in as a rescue when she was 9 months old. She had her first dental cleaning today. Her 1st time to go under anesthesia. 1 tooth extracted. At end of procedure, her breathing became labored & then her heart stopped for 3 minutes. Fortunately, the vet was able to revive her. She's doing fine after coming home. I'm wondering if this breed typically has issues with bad reactions to anesthesia.
5 years, 10 months ago
Oreo
4 Months
3 People
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Very energetic, playful and friendly
5 years, 9 months ago
Kiba
1 Year
2 People
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We adopted Kiba thinking he was an adult, but he's definitely a puppy! Expect this mixed breed to have TONS and TONS of energy. And it is true, if they aren't exercied enough, they will exhibit bad behaviors. They are notoriously hard to house train, but we've found that he's picking up the routine of when it's time to go potty. His accidents inside are becoming fewer and fewer. He is very curious, friendly, comical, and definitely territorial. He gives our 8 yr old Chug a run for her money! One bit of advice: invest in a Himalayan churpi chew!
5 years, 9 months ago
Zack
2 Years
3 People
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Road trip
Dog Parks
Run
Zack is the sweetest dog ever, he’s very energetic and playful and gets along with everybody, he loves to eat and run. He doesn’t need much brushing and barely sheds, he loves the beach and altogether he’s a great dog.
5 years, 9 months ago
Dude
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Walking in the park
playing with toy
chasing squirells
My chipin is very exitable when he sees other dogs, he is very alet and will bark any time he feels a threat, even if that threat is his friend human he was cuddling with the other day. He has that alertness and agression from a miniature pincher. From chihuahua he has the friendliness, the joy of following you everywhere and be stuck to your face 24/7.
5 years, 9 months ago
Raquelle
10 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Chase
Walking
Tug-of-war
Rocky is a couch potato most of the time. She likes to sleep the whole day away but as soon as she sees you have her favourite toy in her hand, she will zoom around the whole house! She absolutely loves going out for a walk and exploring but will get tired and come to me for us to pack up and go on home. She a mini shadow of the family and will follow you around just to watch what you are doing. This isnt her invitation to play though because as soon as you acknowledge her she runs to find the next person to follow. She was a rescue pup. We got her when she was just 2 mo. old and just the tiniest little thing scared of everything. Now she barks whenever she hears the slightest noise, runs to greet new people, and wants to play with every dog she sees!
5 years, 8 months ago
Coffee
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
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Energy
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Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Loves to play with our lab, Chief, Friendly with Small Kids. Loves to cuddle with your, Licks you alot, she does not like to take baths but once she does she will run around the house doing "laps". She has a few aggrestion problems but we are working on it with her, she is a bit over protective at times and will growl,bark and snarl at you, but once she gets to know you she will be a total angel. WE are working on the growling and snarling with her
5 years, 8 months ago
Kova
3 Months
3 People
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Sweetest dog I’ve ever met.
5 years, 8 months ago
Bellatrix and Dobby
1 Year
2 People
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peek a boo
chasing
Fetch
Running in the yard
Cuddling
hide and seek
We adopted 2 Chipins , a brother and sister from a friend's cousin in Dec 2017. Dobby the male looks like a red Chihuahua, Bellatrix looks like a Minpin They were very frightened and skittish but after a few days we were able to socialize them to us. They were terrified of children when we first got them but they have become much better with them. We suspected that they may have been mishandled by careless children. They are fast learners but have a bit of a sneaky streak in them. They will also chew anything they can snatch off the end tables. They are affectionate and loving, very spoiled and we call them the "kids" They love being part of our Saturday night parties and are usually the center of attention. They are definite lap dogs and love to be held and give kisses. They can be high maintenance but it is worth it. We did of course spay and neuter them and had them chipped. We love our Chipins.
5 years, 7 months ago
Sophie
3 Years
4 People
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Laying in the sun
She my best friend .take walks sleeps in bed with me loves bein undercover
5 years, 7 months ago
Leia
2 Years
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Road trip
She is a very nice dog when it comes to her family but mean when it comes to other dogs and strangers
5 years, 7 months ago
Preston
15 Years
4 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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snuggling
He was very aggresive with anyone including me
5 years, 6 months ago
Cleo
1 Year
4 People
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Tug-of-war
Play
Nap
My Chipin Cleo is the most hilarious and intelligent little girl. She is a rescue, so at first she was kind of shy, but now she has fully grown into her environment and voice! She is very friendly, but barks at strangers and new dogs at first. She warms up to them though and then is loving and playful. Hates bath time, but loves napping and burrows under her blanket. She is very observant as well. I think she knows commands but chooses when to listen, very sassy. We thought 1 was more of an adult stage but she definitely chews and has bursts of energy like a puppy, and then becomes so sleepy she can barely keep her eyes open. I love how much personality she has, and we are still training her!
5 years, 6 months ago
Prancer
2 Years
2 People
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Prancer is such a delight and so smart! He will watch a whole movie if it has a dog in it. He literally thinks he is one of us.
5 years, 6 months ago
Moose
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Road trip
Play
He is so loving, fun and affectionate, properly referred to as Mister although very territorial especially with his momma
5 years, 5 months ago
Jazmin
14 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Cuddling
Playing
She was my 1st baby and a great dog. She does bark A LOT but for the most part she is pretty chill and mellow. She's friendly and energetic but over the years she has had numerous ear infections and now has developed cataracts in both eyes. It is so important to clean their ears regularly to avoid infections.
5 years, 5 months ago
Sprocket
1 Year
2 People
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Sprocket is an extremely sweet and loving little dude. He tends to be a bit much for other dogs.... a little overly rambunctious and playful . Super clumsy. Feisty. Cuddly. Smart. Picky. Energetic. Mistevious. Stubborn. Loyal. Bossy. Curious. Great with kids and babies. He only barks when playing. Sprocket is definetly a “do all” dog. He hikes with me on the daily and is currently learning how to follow my husband on the mountain bike. Perfect mini trail pup! My ONLY problem is his lack of love for sleep, you’d think with as much exercise he gets daily- he’d sleep... WRONG. This little boy likes to go to bed at 11pm and wake up at 3 am- he is a creature of schedules. Sprocket is a shop dog- meaning he gets to go to work with my husband. He is rarely left alone, but when he is.... he behaves.... accept for that one time he smelled chorizo in the trash lol. All that said- I couldn’t ask for a better fur baby. Truly- my best friend. Everyone wants to steal him!
5 years, 5 months ago
Saki
7 Years
1 People
Apartment
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Friendliness
Energy
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Explore the city
Camp
Hike
cuddle
I have had Saki for four years now. She’s sweet to other humans but not so sweet to other dogs.
5 years, 5 months ago
Chip
8 Months
1 People
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Energy
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Walk dog park
Friendly .Good with other dogs and young children
5 years, 5 months ago
Phoebe
3 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
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Phoebe is no doubt an active member of our family.. We love her so much and so happy to call her our "Furry little Daughter."
5 years, 4 months ago
Dino
3 Years
3 People
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He's such a sweetie
5 years, 4 months ago
Walley
2 Years
4 People
House
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Playdate
Boat ride
Walk
Road trip
Play keep away
Tug-of-war
Nap
Chase
Fetch
High Five
Shake
Bath time
Eating Snacks
Walley is a super fun, loving Chipin whose best friend is a pit bull. We have a family with two kids, both boys with lots of energy. We have the perfect breed of dogs.
5 years, 2 months ago
Garcia
6 Years
6 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Playdate
Walk at the dog park
Look out the window
Play keep away
Nap
Road trip
Brushing
Eating Snacks
Cuddling
Playing in the snow
My garcia is a spoil brat he loves to be up under me and he is very over protected of me. He doesn't leave my side for nothing in the world. Very passionate and loving but once again he's very over protected of the family and me.
5 years, 2 months ago
Pinkie
16 Weeks
4 People
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It’s been great but I feel like she’s too skinny
5 years, 2 months ago
Punch
3 Months
2 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Walking
Playdate
Dancing
Fetch
Riding in a car
Going for walk in his satchel
Bath time
Eating Snacks
My chipin Punch is smart as a whip and a fast learner. He loves people big and small old and young. I have a satchel purse he absolutely loves to be in when we go for walks. I turn my hoodie around backwards and if I bend over and put the opening of the hood itself on the bed he will climb in it and either curl up into a ball all the way in it or he will stick his head out of it too look around. The one thing he absolutely hates is his collar and leash or his harness and leash. I cannot get him to walk with either one for the life of me. I think he just got so used to either being the satchel or my hoodie that he just refuses to walk with his collar/leash or harness/leash.
5 years, 2 months ago
Laila
6 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Napping
Chipins can be hard to train if they take more after the minpin and are very stubborn. Not for a person or family that does not understand the alpha mentality or need for having a pack leader.
5 years, 2 months ago
Banjo
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Play
Run
Frisbee
My Banjo is a 1 year old male rescue, and is the light of my life. He is an absolute delight, and full of energy. With the ability to keep himself, and the other animals, entertained, he is the life of the party. We take daily walks, runs, and play, but he can stand it all. He is 13" at the shoulder, and 15 lbs, but is in perfect health.
5 years, 1 month ago
Tess
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
Run
I got Tess when she was about 1 year old at my local animals shelter. She loves to play and go for walks and especially loves playing fetch. She is always around someone and is very good with other dogs. My boyfriend had 2 much larger dogs and she loves to play with them. She is not aggressive at all and gets excited whenever someone gives her attention. She is ok with being home alone and loves to lay out in the sun. When we first got her she was already potty trained which was a plus for us. She is overall a very hyper and very smart dog. I lucked out with this one and am very grateful to have adopted her.
5 years, 1 month ago
Buddy (little boy)
8 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling, walking, playing catch, running,
Little boy, easily adapted to being part of our family, his best friend is our chocolate lab, he does well with most commands, loves the ac in the summer and loves the heater in the winter.
5 years, 1 month ago
BaBa Yaga
4 Years
6 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Wasn't really looking for a dog at the time. My son got straight A's on his report card so he wanted to visit a dog shelter because his favorite stuffed animal was a ChiPin. Went to the shelter and saw this cute little puppies. He was a couple months old and looked exactly like my son's stuffed animal. Couldn't leave him so we adopted him right there. Potty trained him easily. Loves this family. Protects us. Iffy around new people but once he gets to know them he let's them in the family. Doesn't like baths or getting his nails trimmed but will do it. All in all he is a great dog and we love him very much.
5 years, 1 month ago
Leon
11 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hiking
Running
Very lovable dog. He mainly sticks with one member of the family but is always nice to the other members. We have two other dogs that are much younger but he loves to play with them. The only issue he has with these dogs are his size. He has no major medical issues besides car sickness. When we first got him we thought he was dying because he was sick. We soon realized that he was a very healthy dog and only got sick when he traveled in the car. We do live in the country so he has only traveled on curvy roads. He may do better with straight city roads.
5 years ago
Gracie May
5 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Napping
Squirrel watching
Walking
We recently adopted Gracie May and she was somewhat trained but we are improving on her manners and social skills with other dogs. She is full of energy and love.
4 years, 11 months ago
Baylee
6 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is smart, very easy to train... She is 6 mos. She can sit, shake, rollover, and give you a high five... Love her.
4 years, 11 months ago
Hoover
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing Ball
Tug-of-war
Running
He is great with us, but doesn't like other people or dogs. He was a rescue dog.
4 years, 10 months ago
Piper
3 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
Playing tug
Playing with toys
Our Chipin, Piper, is very fun to play with. She likes to nip and bite at fingers, but, she is the best (and cutest) dog ever!
4 years, 10 months ago
Zoey
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running and playing fetch
Very friendly little dogs, very affectionate, very loyal and intellect companions.
4 years, 10 months ago
Casper
3 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Biting and chasing and funny times
4 years, 10 months ago
Kova
One Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jogging
Jumping
shredding toys
She is the sweetest companion I could have ever asked for. Potty training was a little difficult but not terrible. She doesn’t like little children very much, and she doesn’t like people getting up in her face too quickly. But, I wouldn’t like that either. When we get home she loves to nip our fingers and give us love bites. She was very easy to train but she definitely has a stubborn streak.
4 years, 10 months ago
Toby
9 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Toby has been great, never chewed, but it did take time to get him housebroke. But one day it clicked what I meant and it was done. He takes his time getting to know people, but is very affectionate to those he trusts. Loves to snuggle on the lap.
4 years, 9 months ago
Daisy
9 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tracking
Play
Amazing! Very cute. She started out being shy but after a couple of days, it is much better.
4 years, 9 months ago
Obie
18 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Best dog ever! Didn't have to train him he just knows instinctively how to do things. Couldn't ask for a better dog!
4 years, 8 months ago
Pip
15 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Basking in the sun
Fetch
Explore the woods
Explore the city
5 days in & he is an Awesome puppy! -Rescue pup. -Recovering from Hook worms, fleas, grade I patellar luxation, neutering, micro chipping & upper respiratory infection. -Grass times: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 4pm, 10pm, 1am -Training is coming along nicely, but he will need socialization with other pets. -He's very good with new adults & loud kids. He's even been very good with my 4 yr. old WILD AMAZONIAN who jumps, pounds and slams her body around him. -Can be stubborn to come in from walks. -High prey drive. -Loves fortune cookie treats. -Afraid of water.
4 years, 8 months ago
Pico De Gallo
3 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
snuggling
Playing fetch/toys
Seeing him happy
Cow ears
I got Pico from a TX shelter and I can't imagine life without him. First and best dog. 1. Hes the cutest Chipin ever. Like ever. 2. Rarely barks 3. Loves everyone except most kids <8 who are assholes and get up near his face or act unruly and unpredictable. 4. Hes smart, fun, and the beat cuddler. Cons: 1. Death by Tongue. He licks and licks....and will keep on my 500 thread count sheets. Whatever hes a pimp. 2. Hates rain/water which can lead to a poop on the rug, but he is so much better. Never ever pees inside anymore 3. serious squirrel and rodent addict. All rules, cars, and me are no longer important.
4 years, 8 months ago
Sam
9 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I trainee Sam learn to fight my hands keep like boxing and protection us watch dog we are hearing impaired...I tried to teach about avoid bugs roaches insects ...chase squirrels and birds..sometime ate cat's poops. .I hate to see his doing...
4 years, 7 months ago
Stitch
4 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted Stitch at a Pet Fair 1 1/2 weeks ago. It's amazing how quickly he adapted to his surrounding and into the family. I love his curiosity and alertness. Very smart little pup. Very eager to learn and so loving. We're unable to take him out until he completes his series of vaccinations but we have a huge yard and love watching him run and play with our other dog.
4 years, 6 months ago
Elvis
12 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Elvis is very smart. His nose is pink and his eyes are light brown. Body and speed, he resembles a greyhound. I've thought that since the beginning. He runs very fast. If you are sitting down, to him, it means you can play. He's very social with other dogs and cats and people although he is leery of men until he gets to know them. He's afraid of loud noises and big machines. He gets to play at the off-leash dog park 3 or more times a week with other dogs and has never had a problem. People love him wherever he goes. The elderly here in the apartment complex love him and on rainy days I let him run thru the halls for exercise. He's very fast and sounds like a herd of elephants going down the corridor. Management staff love him too and on occasion watched him for me in the office. He's a happy little boy. I call him my little "whack -a- doodle". He's my first experience with a small dog and finding something he will eat has been a challenge. He likes Costco roasted chicken. Not crazy about canned food but will nibble at dry. Doesn't like many treats or sweets. Nibbles on carrots. He's been a great dog. He keeps an old lady active!
2 years, 10 months ago
lil wayne
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
loves playing fetch and snuggling
he is amazing if he knows you except for nail trimmings and he refuses to wear booties or a sweater in the snow
4 years, 2 months ago
Jesus
3 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
sleep
Fun and relaxing. cuteness overload. Gigil me
4 years, 2 months ago
Marvin
17 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go to Park
Walk
Agility training
marvins a rescue overall great makes us laugh everyday too adorable, recently past 6 months or so barks way more at noises like ppl knocking his guard dog instincts kicked in , we got him when he was 5 or 6 months old pretty sure he was abused n stuff then fostered in cabo mexico originally from Tijuana mexico area very playful loving does have issues here in there we keep him super super clean wipes brush teeth everyday has paw lotion bathed monthly lot of vet trips since he always has weird problems lol so it scares him hopefully it ends soon ppl say thats the beginning what ur in for with a rescue otherwise very healthy on a raw diet also gets certain amount of treats healthy ones though less ingredients, and has limit it as they can get fat hes fit usual wait was between 10-11 pounds he's 12 pounds now 😳still very fit he is shy and has anxiety n his separation anxiety is bad sometimes gotcha day is in a month so very exiting😁 10/10 recommended also these dogs are obvs full of energy so recommend that they have bones and chews often and good toys since they have a big dog personality n can rip shit up n i mean it hahaha. as long as u take care of ur furbaby there the best!!
4 years, 1 month ago
lola
8 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
average dog stuff
it is a well, and fun experience, and she is a very good on being energetic
4 years ago
Paws
7 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Car rides
Walks
We got him from a neighbor who unfortunately abused him. He used to be very scared of everyone, especially men, and refused to get close. A few years later with us, however, and he now LOVES cuddling and meeting new people. He’s very friendly now and very very loving. I wish we had rescued him sooner so he had more years of true love but we will just make the most of the future and make sure he knows how special he is. He LOVES walks and LOVES going for car rides. He gets excited just hearing “ride” and “walk” uttered. He’s a big jealous baby and craves lots of attention. He does this thing where he grabs your hand with his paw if he wants more pets. He’s very protective and truthfully, he thinks he’s much bigger than he really is. I love him a whole lot.
4 years ago
Rose
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Having a chipin is amazing
3 years, 11 months ago
Karl
6 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playful he has a lot of energy and sometimes very stubborn
3 years, 11 months ago
Ranger
9 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted my chipin 3 years ago from a local rescue. He came from Texas and is now living in MA. Since I don’t know my dog’s history, I’m not sure how different he would be today if I had him from a younger age. My dog hates other dogs and people. Maybe socializing was attempted as a puppy but I would guess not. He loves going in the car and for walks. However, because of his aggressiveness towards strangers and other dogs I have to go to places where I won’t pass many people at off times. He is also very alert and will nonstop bark if someone is at my house and will try to go after them (I don’t think he would bite) until he has seen that same person multiple times, maybe five or six, in our house. Although he tries to pull the big dog act, he is terrified of my cat. As awful as this sounds in writing, I wouldn’t trade him for anything. I am so happy we adopted him. He is very intelligent and loyal. He is also very stubborn so he basically does whatever he wants (within reason). My dog can learn tricks incredibly fast and will do anything for treats. I have never seen a dog so motivated by food. He loves to burrow under covers even in warm weather. Speaking of warm weather, I don’t know how this dog ever survived in Texas. He seems like anything over 75 degrees is too hot for him. He is great with my young nieces and has never nipped or anything even if when they bother him. Every time I look at my little cutie with his nose popping out of the covers I am so glad I got him. Adopt don’t shop!
3 years, 10 months ago
Scrappy
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Watching Shows, Sleeping, Running A
He's the sweetest dog and is super super loyal.
3 years, 10 months ago
Margarita
1 Month
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
We just rescued her and are getting to know her :)
3 years, 9 months ago
Ginger
6 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We brought our Ginger home at 8 weeks and was potty trained with and using a bell by 5 month. She loves our kids aged 9 and 11. She has been a blessing since Covid and we couldn’t have got through all this “stuff” without her. She is loving, perfect combo of sweet n’ sassy, she loves people and will bark for you to pet her and play, she will roll over for a tummy rub. She loves to lick.
3 years, 9 months ago
Pixel
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
toys
He's aggressive when It comes to meeting people even if hes seen them before hes still aggressive towards but gets used to them after a while
3 years, 9 months ago
Brownie
7 Weeks
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch, walking,
She isa fun loving lovely dog and she gets along well with our kids and our husky.
3 years, 8 months ago
Karl
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very smart energetic dog
3 years, 8 months ago
Daisy
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She hates being held and isn’t much of a cuddler, but she is super affectionate with her kisses! She’s trained to walk without a leash and learns tricks fast. She is super energetic day in and day out!
3 years, 8 months ago
Jewels
18 Months
1 People
Studio
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted her at one year. She had been abandoned with 29 of her relatives in Corpus Christi, TX. She is food obsessed as a result, I believe, of being wired into a crate with 5 other dogs and being left for days without food. And she is terrified of loud truck noise. I've had her now for 5 1/2 months and she still makes progress daily in her behavior toward the people in my retirement community. She is an absolute joy.
3 years, 8 months ago
Rookie
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I found my ChiPin, lured him into my home with a hotdog the second day he showed up. I notified animal control, but no one came for him. He came to us and immediately started lifting his leg on the furniture, we had two other dogs and figured he was just doing what he’s been let to do. We had the leg lifting under control within 3 weeks, but ultimately getting him fixed helped. He loves my two other dogs, the three of them have formed a strong dog pack who enjoy running in our yard, sunning by the pool together, and chasing after the ball or whatever toy they’re currently having a tug-o-war with inside the house. We have cats too, Rookie is not a threat to him and they know it. Within two months my cats feel free to walk by Rookie and rub on him as they do so. Rookie has been such a great addition to our home, especially during covid. He loves to sit high in his car seat and go for rides. He has taken our dog’s routine as his own, he learned it quickly by watching my dogs respond to me. He’s smart as a whip and will do anything for a treat. I keep him in shape with walks and long play sessions in the our fenced yard. We are so taken back with this little dog that we’ve both said we’d only own ChiPins in the future! We ALL love Rookie!
3 years, 8 months ago
Demi (sort for Demeter, Greek goddess of harvest)
2 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Demi is a rescue. I took her for a week trial and fell in love with her. Within a day she managed to scamper away and was at the condo door waiting for me, laughing, when I got there. Smart as a whip! She manages to fit between my two pillows and is there, staring at me, when I open my eyes. She was skittish when I brought her home but has warmed up to the other pups at the park and looks forward to her visits.
3 years, 8 months ago
Chico
5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Fetch
Chico is a very sweet puppy. He always stays with me wherever I go. He is a smart dog and very playful to the kids.
3 years, 7 months ago
Luv
3 Years
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Snuggle
Luv is the sweetest girl. We got her as a tiny puppy and she is so well-behaved. She loves to play ball, wrestle with us, go on walks/runs, and she absolutely loves to curl up and snuggle for a nap. She is so smart and learns tricks so quickly! She is super low maintenance in terms of grooming. The only problem we still have is that sometimes we miss her cues to go out and we find a tiny puddle or a poop nugget in the house. But that’s more our fault than hers. We adore Luv and are so happy that she is part of our family.
3 years, 6 months ago
Violette
20 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I rescued Violette when she 5 months old. I got her at a shelter in Pittsburgh, PA but she was brought up from a shelter in Mississippi when she was rescued from a hurricane. Violette is super-friendly, loves to give kisses and is just an amazing dog!
3 years, 6 months ago
Kimmie
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sweet very lovable. A bully to my chihuahua but Kai can hold her own. Tries to own me and be top dog. Loves kids. Not a fighter. Verbal.
3 years, 6 months ago
Lily
8 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Napping
Tug-of-war
Off-leash
I have had Lily since she was 4 weeks old. She could fit in my hands when I took her home with me. Straight from the beginning she was affectionate, playful, and very VERY smart. Potty training? A piece of cake. After a few nights of waking up every 2 hours and taking her out she began waking ME up to tell me she needed to go. And boy, is she obnoxious when she wants to be. She is a snuggle bug for sure and loves to nap. She wiggles her way under the covers and curls up behind your knees or against your tummy and sleeps with you until you decide to get up. She also loves to be held (my fault for carrying her everywhere) and is content to be held like a baby for hours while you walk around the house doing whatever. It’s kinda pathetic in the cutest way possible. She does great with dogs and seems to think that she is a Doberman. Not afraid of anything (until she gets close enough) She does well with children too, but not with children that do not know how to behave around dogs. If a kid steps on her or pulls on her ears, she WILL bite. Not hard, but enough to scare them. My favorite thing about her is probably her personality. She’s getting up there in age, already 8 years old, and STILL acts like a puppy. She’s loving, playful, goofy, and so intelligent. I cherish every minute I get to spend with her.
3 years, 5 months ago
Brownie
13 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
I’ve had my baby since i was in elementary school... now I’m 19 turning 20 in august. she loves to cuddle with me and curl up next to me under the covers for hours. she’s my cuddle bug. she gets a bit protective over me sometimes. i have 2 other dogs which are larger than her and she literally isn’t scared of anything and will make it known that she’s the top dog. sometimes she gets jealous because of them and here recently she has been growling at them when they get close to me when she’s around which is not good at all. but she’s already 13 and I’m just going to except the fact that i might not have her around much longer and to keep her at ease and happy. she’s very energetic too. she has a big personality as if she was still a puppy 🐶 and yes shes a yapper and it’s annoying but i love her anyways ❤️❤️❤️
3 years, 3 months ago
Buddy
1 Year
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is so cute we love him like one of our kids
3 years, 3 months ago
Buster
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
very loveable...to his people. apprehensive to others and will "attack" and nip. We did adopt him at about 12 months old.
3 years, 3 months ago
Macho Man Randy Savage
2 Years
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
games
Walks
We got Macho from a local shelter 2 years ago when he was only 3 months old. He was originally from Texas and while the Min Pin in him was known, we had to figure the Chihuahua part of him out for ourselves. I never thought I would love a small dog this much. It helps that he really isn't a yappy dog. He rarely barks and moreso just grumbles a lot when strangers come into his home. That being said, when we're outside for walks he's friendly to every single person we come across and is only territorial in our own home. He gets along very well with all other animals, although I think my senior cat could do without his constant attempts to goad her into chasing him, haha. He doesn't have separation anxiety, thankfully, but he needs a lot of attention. He loves all of us in the house, including our 6 year old daughter....Providing she doesn't try to pick him up. He has very much latched onto me and follows me everywhere. I'll go into the bathroom to pee and he'll just follow me in and sit right across from me until I've finished. He's incredibly affectionate and loves to burrow down under the blankets with us. We can take him outside with us without a leash as he is extremely obedient and will not stray to point where he cannot see us. He is also one of the biggest babies...we can't take him swimming as he'll panic on the edge of the pool as though he believes we are in extreme danger. If we take him in the pool with us, he'll cling onto us for dear life, obviously terrified. Since he's so well behaved, we thought we could take him on a horse drawn carriage ride with us in the Wisconsin Dells. This was a terrible idea. He was friendly and great to all the other people and dogs in the carriage, but the horses made him panic. He cried the whole ride, probably wrecking it for everyone, lol. He needs his cute little hat and coat when we go out in the winter as he shivers terribly from the cold. His favorite thing is this electric heater that blows heat directly onto him. Training is rrlativey simple as he's very smart, eager to please and responds very well to praise. His favorite game is where I will make him wait in the hallway and ill go into another room where he cant see me and ill hide 3 of his treats. When I say "Ok!", he'll come zooming in, sniffing frantically to find each one. It usually only takes him a few minutes. He gets sooo happy when he finds one and i clap for him. It's really adorable ♡ All-in-all he's probably the most well-behaved, loveable and friendly dog I've ever known. I honestly feel so lucky that we found him. He enriches all of our lives....maybe not the cat's life but she tolerates him. Us humans sure adore him though ❤
3 years, 2 months ago
Zoey
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play and walks
She was the runt of the litter. At only six pounds she is extremely cute with somewhat of a Snoopy color pattern, with min. pin eyebrows. Communicates frequently. Easy to train. She loves to play and removes the squeaker from toys. She has a stubborn streak. She is very affectionate and enjoys being held. I wouldn't trade her for anything.
3 years ago
Ozzy
19 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ozzy’s a Godsend for us. Unfortunately he has a few health problems. He was born w/only 1 kidney which we weren’t aware of until we were having him treated for what we thot was liver disease. He does have a mild liver trouble too due to only having 1 kidney but its more manageable now that we know the circumstance. He also recently had his left rear leg surgery for patellar luxation which was a bit traumatic but he’s doing great & we love him so much
3 years ago
Gizmo
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He iS Very friendly for the most part. He Very Territorial with ME and don't like my 7yeaR old Around me at all
2 years, 11 months ago
Max
3 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability