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Old 11-14-2012, 04:15 AM
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Default Everyone thinks Roxie's a minpin!

Let me start off saying, I never want to rule out that Roxie has another breed or breeds in her blood. I mean, my stepmom only talked to the seller a just week before she bought her, then took the rest of my family to meet them at the flea market later to buy Roxie, all because my 6 year old half-sister said she wanted one... No real research at all.

So let me begin my rant:

I took Roxie in almost exactly 2 months ago. Ever since she's been with me, people on the street tell me constantly that Roxie MUST be a miniature pinscher! agh. I seriously think it's because of her coloring - she's not light-colored. My gut tells me Roxie's a chihuahua. Yes, my family bought her from a flea market... But my 17 year old sister said she met one of Roxie's littermates and both of Roxie's parents because they were also at the flea market (I guess because the "breeders" wanted to prove that the puppies wouldn't grow very big). However, Roxie ended up growing up to about 7 lb and is currently 7 months.

I take Roxie to play with my friend's purebred minpin and my coworker's mostly-minpin mix, and I check out pictures of that breed online, and Roxie doesn't look anything like them to me shape-wise - forget coloring. She also doesn't act like my friend's purebred minpin.

Roxie's playful; loves small dogs; is mostly bonded to one person (me) but is friendly, always seeking attention from people; and makes all her sounds like a chihuahua -- basically just like all other chihuahuas I've met.

The minpin and minpin-mix I know act similar: headstrong; tough; friendly but they don't mind being off on their own; and their sounds are different than all the chihuahuas I've met.

She might not have had the best breeding for all the physical AKC standards of a chi, but she's a chihuahua!

Here are some pics:

Roxie @ about 2 months.


About 5 months, ready for a walk.


About 6 months. A little nervous while getting to know her new ball toy.


About 7 months (two weeks ago). Checking out the wilderness off-leash.



I have nothing against minpins. I think they're great, loyal dogs, but I'm pretty sure my little girl isn't one - at least not mostly. Can you tell me I'm not crazy when I say my Roxie is a "bigger" chihuahua and not a min pin?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM
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Oh my gosh me too, especially if Winnie is wearing a sweater that covers up her white chest, oh well what can we do?doAttachment 8397


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Old 11-14-2012, 05:52 AM
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She does not look like a min pin to me, her ears seem too large!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:00 AM
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Personally, I have not seen a mini pincher with white legs. There may be, I just have not seen one. She could be mixed or not. I vote chihuahua more, but both breeds are similar. It doesn't make a difference because you love your pretty girl either way right?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:38 AM
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Miya gets that too.
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BG and Sonny get that all the time!
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this is a Min pin x she definatly took on more of the min pin characteristics and Roxy does not look anything like her. I doubt very much if Roxy has any Min Pin in her
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Mine is 9 years old and weighs almost 3 pounds and I get asked if she is a mini-pin puppy!!! Your baby is beautiful!!!
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