Below are some photos of some of our Min Pin puppies from previous litters.
The first set are photos of puppies with their ears left natural (uncropped).
The second set are photos of puppies whose ears were cropped by our vet (before they went to their new homes).
Below are some quick facts about Min Pins. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us! We love to talk about these dogs! They are our favorite breed! :)
Min Pins are generally...
* Very clever
* Very animated
Min Pins are very muscular, small, compact, hearty, healthy & sturdy. Their ears can be cropped or left natural, depending on your personal preference.
Note: There are photos below of our puppies with 1) their ears cropped or, 2) their ears left natural (so you can see the difference between the two). Our vet does a great job cropping our Min Pin puppies' ears!
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Q: What colors are acceptable?
A: According to the AKC, the acceptable Min Pin colors are: red, black& rust, chocolate & tan, and blue.
Harlequins ("fancy Min Pins") are becoming popular. Because they are not purebred Min Pins & are not accepted by the AKC, they will soon be created as a separate breed. NOTE: We do not
breed Harlequin Min Pins.
Q: Where did Min Pins come from?
A: It is generally believed that Min Pins originated in ancient Germany, originally bred from Dachshunds & Italian Greyhounds.
Q: Are Min Pins generally good with children?
A: Yes & no. Min Pins are great with children who are taught to be responsible dog owners & how to respect the dog. If a child is rough with the dog, this will affect the dog's security, personality reactions etc.
Q: Do you crop your puppies' ears before they go home?
A: Our vet does a great job cropping our puppies ears! That being said, Kate prefers her dogs' ears to be left natural. But this is just a personal preference!
Note: We usually send our puppies home with natural ears (not cropped). But... If you want your puppy's ears to be cropped before he or she comes home, we can arrange that, no problem!
Our vet will crop a puppy's ears between the ages of 7 & 9 weeks old. Stitches come out 7-10 days later. The puppy's ears need to be stretched for one month after the surgery, so they stand up
straight. We can hold the puppy for longer, to do this for you, if you want us to.
Note: Our vet will not crop a puppy's ears if they are older than 16 weeks old OR adult dogs' ears... It isn't safe, as there is more bleeding etc involved in the surgery.
Page last updated on 11/04/15
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- 2 Corinthians 8:21
Mark & Kate Ritter
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We're CLOSED on Sundays,
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We are proud members of the:
Missouri Pet Breeders Assoc.
America's Pet Registry Inc
American Canine Hybrid Club
Certified Pet Registry Inc
We are also associated with the:
Arabian Horse Association
Tennessee Walker Horse Association
Website last updated on 02/15/18