Allie: Miniature pinscher or toy fox terrier?
What dog do you like the best and if you know anything on either of the breeds please tell
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Answer by Poms* Rule
Minature pinscher so cute!!!
Answer by marci knows best
They are both fierce little very high-energy breeds. Min Pins are assertive, active and independent, not for a first time dog owner. Fox terriers have the typical terrier personality but are a bit more laid back than some similar terrier breeds.
Answer by topaztrux
Mini Pinschers :
Pros - The Miniature Pinscher is a hardy little fellow who is proud and courageous. He is loyal to his master, spirited and alert with high energy. Intelligent, lively and brave. Generally good with other pets and children so long as the humans provide proper leadership toward the dog. Its behavior depends entirely upon how you treat the dog. The Miniature Pinscher is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
Generally healthy. The Miniature Pinscher's smooth, shorthaired, hard coat is easy to groom.
Cons - Do not let this sweet little dog fall into the Small Dog Syndrome, human induced behaviors where he believes he is pack leader to humans. That is when problems start to arise. The dog will become demanding, headstrong and will begin to bark more than you wish. If you allow this, the dog may become a tyrant. If you are not this dog’s pack leader, it will become protective and may become very aggressive with other dogs. It can also become rather suspicious towards strangers.
Beware, this little dog will chew small objects and may choke on them. Do not overfeed this breed.
The Miniature Pinscher should be protected from the cold.
Toy Fox Terrier :
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Pros - The Toy Fox Terrier may be physically small, but this is a robust, little terrier that retains all the passion of its Fox Terrier ancestors. The breed is tough and bright. Curious and active, the Toy Fox Terrier keeps its young spirit throughout its life. It is intelligent, loving, sensitive and pleasant. It is very alert, inquisitive and quick. Affectionate and very loyal, this breed is an exceptionally intelligent, trainable dog. Some have been trained to assist handicapped people around the home. It has proven to be an excellent hearing dog for the deaf. It can be trained to take its human companion to the sources of sounds, such as the telephone.
This is a fairly healthy breed. The Toy Fox Terrier is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Toy Fox Terrier is easy to groom. Occasionally comb and brush the smooth coat. Keep the nails short. This breed is a light shedder.
Cons - Make sure you are this dog's firm, confident, consistent pack leader to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, human induced behavior problems. Always remember, dogs are canines, not humans. Be sure to meet their natural instincts as animals. If the human remains 100% pack leader, the dogs will not be yappers. Children should be taught to treat dogs kindly, yet in such a way the dog sees the child as his leader. can be stubborn without proper leadership from his owners. This is a companion dog that has not forgotten its ancient terrier instincts, and will therefore fight mice and small animals. This athletic little dog loves the hunt.
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