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Country (Region) of Dog Origin Germany Group of the Dog Toy Function Pet and watch dog Dog Life span 12 to 14 years Appearance of the dog Also called monkey terrier, has big black eyes, whiskers and a finger on the jaw which gives this dog a monkey like appearance. Also has a short forehead, slightly under short jaws, ears cropped, tail docked and a rough hard and short coat on the loins, head and legs Color of dog Black, dark grey and black with grey, red and grey Coat type Rough and hard, short and dense Dog Grooming To be brushed two to three times a week Height Males 10”, Females 10” Weight Males 7 lbs, Females 7 lbs Dog Activity level Average Protection of the dog May be protective Dog Intelligence Average Trainability Easily trainable Is the dog good with Children? Yes Is the dog good with other pets? Yes, when trained along with other pets Good with strangers? Depends on individual dogs Character of dog Playful, loving, intelligent and easy to train a good watch dog Environment Suits all weather Best owner of the dog Anyone Potential Behavioral problems Nothing Potential Physical problems Nothing Recommendations Exercise must consist of a walk on a lead once or twice a day. Outdoor Read more […]

The faults and defects of the breeds: Toy Dogs

Affenpinschers Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Legg-Calves Perthes disease Brussels Griffon Shoulder dislocation Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Patella luxation; Episodic weakness and collapse, a rare, inherited disorder Chihuahuas (Long and Smooth coats) Shoulders dislocation; Patella luxation, medial or lateral; Hypoplasia of dens, which produces atlantoaxial subluxation, causing neck pain and quadriplegia Chinese Cresteds Medial patella luation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim/Prince Charles and King Charles/Ruby) Patella luxation, medial or lateral can occur with medial the most common, Congenital Femoral Shift Italian Greyhounds Predisposed to forelimb fractures Japanese Chin Dwarfism Maltese Patella luxatin Miniature Pinschers Shoulders dislocation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Epiphyseal dysplasia; Decreased long-bone growth; OIsteopenia Papillons Patella luxation Perkingese Hypoplaisa of dense (Odontoid Process, an atlantoaxial subluxation, causes neck pain and quadriplegia); IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Swimmers syndrome; Atypical pannus; Legg-Calves Perthes disease Pomeranians Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Dwarfism; Read more […]