Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted June 30, 2015
Given to me as a young adolescent, Bosco, my miniature pinscher, started out active and playful. He loves the outdoors, enjoys sun bathing and craves attention. He is pretty independent, but enjoys the positive love when it's given. Pretty well balanced between children and smaller animals because of how independent, yet obviously a fool for cuddling, he could be. However, discipline was touchy. Miniature Pinschers are small boned and rather fragile, as well as emotional, canines. Raising your voice and saying, "Bad Dog", is enough for a simple reaction of him putting his head down and/or laying down on the ground. Miniature Pinchers, from my experience, do not like to be left alone for long periods of times. They are very easy to crate train, as long as there is a comfortable dog bed inside or even a couple of old sheets or an old blanket inside the crate, and this is probably best recommended because they are known to "get you back" when left alone too long by going to the bathroom inside the house. Now, at 11 years Bosco has little to no teeth, barks like Blues Clues and is going senile on hearing things, (tiny banging noises make him bark like crazy). Adorable and attached to your side, I believe that this breed would make a good addition to any family and if taken care of properly, can be your best friend for a long time.