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So i was wondering if any of the members who own Daschunds or Min Pins can tell me about usual tempermants from these breeds. There is a reason for my asking which i will reveal after a few posts (if any lol)
Gotta keep you guessing. Also make sure to mention everything you know good and bad no holds barred. Thanks! :)
 

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I don't own either but I can tell you this much from being around both breeds. They are both very terrier-like in their temperaments and definitely in their attitudes. If you are looking for a breed that basically looks at you and asks, "Why should I?" either choice might be a good one.
 

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I'll 2nd that. My wife has 2 mini doxies and they're very stubborn. Trying to train them is 100 times harder than either of my 2 mutts.
 

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I babysat my cousins minpin for a couple of weeks I can say in all honesty that this is a breed i WILL NEVER EVER OWN. needy, yappy, bouncy, licky, naughty, hyper.. ughhh
maybe they all aren't like that. but that one dog was enough to make me NEVER want one

As for doxies, i think they are adorable lil weiner dogs, i would definetly go with a doxie
 

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From what I've seen, Mini-Pins are trainable, but hyper, and can jump approximately 3000m from a standing position while mired in quicksand. I love those little devils, but don't think I could handle one myself.

I haven't had much more than superficial interaction with Doxies, but I believe they come with all the typical scent hound baggage when it comes to training. They're adorable little buggers, though.
 

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Thanks for all the comments guys! So min pins are hyper and stubborn and doxies are cute and stubborn lol. What about in terms of things like, friendliness towards strangers, reaction to children.......all with an average amount of socialization ( as in not perfectly socialized but not poorly socialized either) ?
 

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In my (admittedly limited) experience, both are very curious and sociable, and I haven't seen any aggressive tendencies from either.

I have to say, though, I do really enjoy watching a Mini-Pin jump; they've got some serious hangtime. I imagine it can be quite annoying (and possibly dangerous at home), but it's really a pretty impressive watching a tiny little dog repeatedly bounce five or six feet into the air.
 

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I fostered a min pin for awhile. Granted, she didn't come from a good situation, but she was really a handful. She was an absolute sweetheart to "her people", but she wasn't fond of strangers. She'd eventually warm up, but I never felt comfortable taking her anywhere that was crowded. She was hyper, incredibly dog reactive on a leash, very difficult to housetrain, and very bossy with my other dog. We had to take her to the vet to get her nails trimmed because she got so upset when we tried to do it. She eventually got a home with a family where she was the only dog and someone was home all day. She gets treated like the princess she deserves and they get an incredibly loving friend. She was definitely a sweetheart though. She just loved being around her people.

This is Roxie


and yes, they do like to jump....

 

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I've fostered a darling little min pin, and had a neighbor a few years ago who had 3 . . .WAY too hyperactive for my taste, but, they're cute! Another neighbor has two Daschunds and they bark and squeal and scream . . .all day long. Sigh. They're cute, too, but their owners have to turn around and go the other way, or cross the street when meeting an on-coming person, or person with a dog. They go NUTS. If my dogs behaved like that to the point of knocking me down to the ground like that, hmmmm, don't think they'd be my dogs for long.
 

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For either breed much depends on whether you get the dog from a reputable breeder and whether you are willing and able to train it. As I said, both breeds are terrier-like (dachshunds are the only non-terrier group member that can compete in AKC earthdog trials). They both require fair, firm consistent leadership and ongoing training (well all dogs do, but some need it even more than others). If you decide on either breed, just never permit it to do anything you would not want it doing if it was a Great Dane.

If I was you I'd visit some dog shows and talk to people who own one. Also check out these links for a good assessment of each breed. http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/miniaturepinschers.html
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dachshunds.html
 

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Thanks Skelaki those two websites were great and they BOTH perfectly describe Lola.....Thats right i have a Miniature Daschund/Miniature Pinscher mix (dun dun dun). Basically i wanted to see what other people knew about the breeds that they could tell me. Unfortunately i did get Lola before i ever knew about this site and did by her from BYB. On the same note i knew not nearly enough about the importance of socialization and failed to go as far as I should have. Oh well i still love her!! The biggest thing that stands out to me from the information you guys have posted is the standoffishness towards strangers and the eagerness to bark at them. This is exactly what i have to contend with with Lola....that and the fact that children dont even stand a chance of getting close to her lol.
 

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So i was wondering if any of the members who own Daschunds or Min Pins can tell me about usual tempermants from these breeds. There is a reason for my asking which i will reveal after a few posts (if any lol)
Gotta keep you guessing. Also make sure to mention everything you know good and bad no holds barred. Thanks! :)

I concur with the posting you have probably already seen. Both dogs have a 'terrier' mentality, and when raised together, barring any unforseen "major' personalities..they should get along great!
 
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