The Pin-Tzu is a small-size crossbred dog that was produced by crossing the Miniature Pinscher with the Shih Tzu. Puppies with the Shih Tzu look are more common than those with the Min Pin look. These cute looking dogs are playful,and energetic with a roundish face, black button eyes and a similar-looking nose tip. They also have floppy ears that hang down next to their eyes.
|Also known as||Min Pin Shih Tzu Mix|
|Coat||Dense, silky, straight, medium, short|
|Colors||Black, black and tan, brown, chocolate, white|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||Almost 15 years|
|Weight||8-16 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Playful, social, energetic, affectionate, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Good for all climates|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC, IDCR|
This breed is known for their affectionate and loyal nature. They are lively, and playful, enjoying human companionship to the fullest. They also get along well with other pets in its family.
Pin-Tzus are also alert, brave and courageous – the traits that has made them a good watch dog, despite their small size. If the owner is a good leader, these well-natured dogs will never have any behavioral issues in future, since all that they need is true leadership.
Chalk out a general diet schedule that is common for dogs with its size and energy level. Good quality premium brand kibble sounds good.