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  1. luvmydogs

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    ...would i need for a min pin pup. Rosco's owner ( i dont remember your name.lol) , maybe u can help. i had a big one for Cujo, but for little pup, would a portable pet carrier be enough for the first few weeks?
     
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    Hi I am here.Fist of all I recomment a metal crate not plastic cause Rosco can escape the plastic ones.I wouldnt go any bigger than26L X 18.5W X 16.5H thats in inches.For the first few weeks a small plastic cat carrier would work.Once the pup gets bigger they are houdini wannabees.Height on a Min Pin is around 11 inches so you wont need anything too big.
     
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    if you have any more Min Pin questions feel free to pm me ok.
     
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    ok i sure will. thank you. the one we had (cujo) we only had him for 6 mths...then he passed away..he was an older dog though. so i dont know much about them,
     
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    They are good dogs.A little stubborn to housetrain as quite a few toy breeds are.He is a amazing watchdog though.He wouldnt even back down from a Growling 207 lb Saint Bernard.What color are you looking into.I love the Black and tan and Chocolate and tans.Dont let anyone tell you Red is rare either its bull.
     
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    i like the choc/tan. but it really doesnt matter. is there a difference between male and female behaviour? i just want him/her as a pet, not a show dog. so ti will be spayed/neutered, but i was wondering if there are diff. characteristics...
     
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    Not really.I like them alot.Both sexes are good.It depends on your preferences.Ours sleeps under the covers in between my legs.Spoiled little boy.How did you find your breeder.Be careful and dont pay too much for one.
     
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    i found it online. and i called her, and she is also listed at our local vet. she wants 500 for a male, showquality and excellent pedigree. she just told me she only had males left. she also gives me a puppy kit and she said if i couldnt keep the dog for any reason,she will accept it back. i am going there on sunday to check everything out. what should i look for? clean envronment, right? she has them in the house, not in cages. and what else? fleas, ticks, gums? eyes? and what else?
     
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    Thats going to be one heck of a nice dog and 500$ isnt bad at all
     
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    Make sure she does Health Testing.Make sure the parents if she owns both have good temperments neither shy nor agressive.Make sure they are raised in a busy area of the house ie Livingroom or Kitchen.Make sure the breeder has had them exposed to children and Adults for socializing.Make sure you get a Contract and a Health Guar. of a minimum 2 years.Im sure I forgot something but thats a start.
     

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