We have Gir staying with us for a couple of days. Gir is a min pin of about 7-8 lbs. and almost 2 years old. His breed is supposed to be independent, good-natured, curious, energetic, and headstrong, but very eager to learn. Gir certainly fits that description.
As you can see, my girl, Alex, is so used to getting her picture taken that she’d rather sleep than pose, but Gir was a good sport and did pose for Cynthia. He loves to go for walks, but he prefers to walk on the grass rather than on the sidewalk.
Now he is just playing shy or maybe he just wants to go to sleep and that is his way of saying, “let me nap.”
Any dog, regardless of its size, when properly trained and exercised is truly a wonderful addition to any family. For those future pet parents that are considering adopting a small dog, do it, but remember that a small dog just like a medium or big dog needs to walk. From experience, I can say that small dogs actually need longer walks than larger dogs, but if you are committed to do what is right for your dog then you should have many enjoyable years with your canine companions.