Pinny-Poo is a cross between the Miniature Pinscher (Min Pin) and Poodle (toy or standard). These little dogs are medium to tiny by size, depending upon the size of its poodle parent. With their protective, possessive nature, these toy dogs make a good watchdog as well.
They can either have a short coat like the min pin, or a long one like the poodle. Their elongated face ends in a prominent, dark muzzle and small beadlike eyes. Their triangular ears covered with very short ear hair, hang down to their cheeks. Considering their characteristics and good behavior, they can be a good choice for apartment dwellers.
|Also known as||Pinny Poo, Pinnypoo|
|Coat||Long, curly, short, wire, smooth|
|Colors||Apricot, black, tan, black and tan, brown, cream, white|
|Type||Guard Dog, Watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/expectancy||10 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Small–Medium (depending upon size of parents)|
|Temperament||Intelligent, possessive, loving, energetic, sweet, dedicated|
|Good with Children||No|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, DBR, IDCR|
Like the Miniature Pinscher, these dogs are highly energetic, and are always active all day. Generally quiet, as they are, they would bark aloud, drawing the attention of its owner if it finds a stranger around, or comes across anything suspicious. They would also not entertain anyone handling its possessions.
Otherwise good with kids, it is not safe to let it play with your children since rough handling might result in an accident or hurt your little dog somehow. Though they are not always good with other breeds, there are instances where they have shown to be smart and mingle with cats or other pets in the family.
These dogs make great companions to their family members, and are known for their caring nature and sweet disposition. They are protective of those they love and would always expect spending more and more time with them.
Though they are born intelligent, training a Pinny Poo might require a good level of patience at times. Some pinnies can be difficult to train, and hence, it is always advisable to begin training right from the time when you bring your puppy home from your breeders. Because they are often restless and protective, teach them obedience and the etiquette of good behavior with your friends and neighbors, or other dogs. Socialize them well, so that there would be no behavioral issues in future. Also, take the lead when you take your dog out for a walk, and act like the leader always. This should also make it clear to them that it’s you who is the leader of its ‘pack’.
Both dry and wet foods are good for your pinnypoo. But make sure, it gets the best. Do not compromise with the quality of food. Just insist on such foods that are meant for small but energetic dogs. The quantity should be the same as other breeds of its size.