All Things Pets

What To Look For In A Min Pin Puppy

by Dean Oliver

Min pins make great pets, especially if you live in an apartment or small home. The breed is tiny, yet min pins make good watchdogs, and they are playful and fun to be around. When you look for a min pin for sale, choose an ethical breeder who can provide you with paperwork for both parents and the min pin you choose. Here are some things to look for when shopping for a min pin.

The Dog's Personality

A min pin is usually playful and friendly. You'll want to assess the dog's personality in addition to how well it's been socialized. If the dog seems afraid or lethargic, it could have something wrong with it, or the breeder may have been lax with socialization. Ask the breeder for specifics about how well and how often the dog played with other dogs and people.

The Dog's Appearance

The appearance of a dog can tell you a lot about its health and how well the dog has been taken care of. A min pin has short hair, and the hair should be shiny and healthy-looking. Nails should be trimmed, as short nails and shiny hair suggest the dog received good care.

Ask about the grooming ritual for the dog you're considering. It helps if your puppy is used to being groomed and having their nails trimmed before you bring them home.

Also, you'll want to compare the appearance of the min pin puppy with the min pin appearance standards set by the American Kennel Club to ensure the dog you're falling in love with is really a min pin and not a mixed breed. This is especially important if you plan to train the dog or enter the dog in shows.

The Documentation

You'll want to see papers for the min pin's mother and father. You'll also want to see health histories for the min pin's parents. Min pins are healthy dogs, but like all dogs, they are prone to certain medical problems. By looking at the health histories of the puppy's parents, you'll see what kinds of medical problems could potentially be in the puppy's future.

When you look for a min pin puppy for sale, spend as much time with the puppy as you can so you can watch how well they get along with other dogs and humans. Plus, you'll want to keep an eye out for potential health problems, such as watery eyes, unsteady gait, or cough. You don't want to fall in love with a puppy that has behavioral or medical issues. Take your time to pick out the perfect pet for your family.