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GENERALBreed group: Toy Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Competitive obedience, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 6-10 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10-15 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Pinny-Poo breed is a hybrid type of dog. Sometimes called designer breed, the Pinny-Poo is a cross between the Miniature Pinscher and the Poodle breeds. Both of these breeds originated in Germany. These dogs are energetic, smart and protective in nature. They are usually quiet dogs but if a stranger approached their family home, they will bark making them great watchdogs even though they are small in size. Depending on which of their predecessor has more genes that got passed on to them, they will either have short or long coats. They shed very little or none at all. Thus, these dogs are hypo-allergenic.
The breed's color can sometimes be Black, Black/Tan, Brown/White, Brown/Tan, Apricot/White, Apricot or Cream. Although the most common color combination is the Black/Tan.
The Pinny-Poo's coat are either smooth, curly or wiry. Depending on how much the dog has of the Poodle gene then that will be how curly their coat will be. On the other hand, if they inherited more genes from their Miniature line, then the more that their coat will be smoother. These dogs shed very lightly to none. This makes them perfect for people who have allergy issue or does not want to deal with dog hair in the house.
The Pinny-Poo breed's temperament usually favors it's Miniature Pinscher line. They are energetic, smart and very sweet. They make wonderful companions to the family as they get along well with children as well as other house pets. They are also known to be loving, protective and playful dogs. The Pinny-Poos are usually quiet dogs; however, they will bark if a stranger gets near the home.
This breed of dogs does not require too much grooming. It should be done regularly to keep them healthy. Get their teeth cleaned professionally and brush it everyday. Only bathe and shampoo when necessary. Pinny-Poos are are generally healthy dogs with no known allergies or inherited health problems from their breed of origin. However, you will want to watch out for any problems relating to their ears. Make sure to take them to the vet regularly to check on their ears. These dogs can easily adapt to the warm or cold weather but they are also prone to cold. Make sure they have something to keep them warm during the cold season especially during their walks.
This breed requires a good amount of patience during training. They tend to be stubborn dogs but you should be a success with positive reinforcement, firmness, consistency and love. Do not allow this dog to take over the house. Humans should ensure that these dogs know who the pack leader is and that should be the humans around them. If this behavior continues, it could escalate badly.
The Pinny-Poo dogs need their daily walks to burn off excess energy. They are small dogs and do not need a lot of space but they like having a yard to run and play in. They love jumping high, digging and running fast. Make sure that the yard is safely fenced to keep the dogs in. Exercise for these little dogs is important to keep them happy and balanced dogs.