Mini versions of large dogs
In our, frankly, difficult time – a time of change, many not for the better, a time of depression and stressful situations – the only thing that saves many of us is love. Love for spouse and children, for parents and relatives, for friends and girlfriends. And also to our smaller brothers. But if you have friends and family – this is natural, then in the pleasure of having a pet we often deny ourselves, especially when it comes to a dog. And the motivation for many is simple and old, like the world – there is no place in the apartment.
You can find a way out of any situation! There are many miniature dogs. And breeders do not stop there, breeding more and more new breeds. And today we will talk about three breeds that we are not used to seeing in miniature.
1. Dwarf collies.
To begin with, I must say that this is really a miniature collie, not a sheltie. With all the external similarities, these are different breeds. The main differences between sheltie and collie are in color – three are typical for a collie, and five are typical for a sheltie, in addition, there are differences in the structure of the skull (in Sheltie, the transition from the forehead to the nose is more pronounced) and, of course, of character. Owners claim that collies are more self-sufficient than sheltie. Collies are calm and reasonable, a little shy, do not like a lot of attention, sheltie is more temperamental, energetic and hyperactive. So now it is the dwarf collie that has been bred. Ideal for those who loved collie but could not afford such a dog. A cheerful and cheerful playful puppy grows up into a sedate, aristocratic companion dog. One of the unique qualities of a collie is that it not only understands the words and intonation of the owner, but even his facial expressions.
Work on the development of mini husky was carried out from about 1970 to 1988. As an independent breed, called the Alaskan Kli-kai, it was recognized in 1997.
This dog, although it stands out as a separate breed, was nevertheless created on the basis of a husky, and therefore carries all the features of a “full-sized” version. They also like to run (and run away), with high intelligence are difficult to train because of a stubborn disposition, with insufficient physical activity they become uncontrollable. Unlike the ancestor, they are less sociable, more suspicious and distrustful. Demonstrate excellent hunting skills.
Interestingly, inside the Kli-Kai breed, they are divided into three groups according to growth – standard (10 kg, 42 cm), mini (7 kg, 39 cm) and one (4.5 kg, 33 cm).
3. Mini bull terrier.
An ideal small copy of a strong, bold dog for those who love fighters. In fact, work on this breed has been going on for over 100 years. And mini-bulls have been allowed to exhibitions since 1963. But the breed was recognized only in 1991. It has all the qualities of standard bull terriers, which, contrary to public opinion, are not mindless killing machines. These are smart, gentle, faithful dogs with a slight mischievous disposition, a cunning gleam in their eyes, subtly feeling the slightest change in the owner’s mood. Naturally, miniature sizes should not mislead you, a terrier – small or large – remains a terrier: stubborn, strong, courageous, with the character of a real fighter. Minibun needs a serious, calm and patient owner, as well as constant training, both physical and psychological.