miniaturize a breed? Well, one answer to "why?" is "why not?" What is wrong with
having a smaller version of a larger breed dog? What is wrong with having something new and different to choose
I LOVE the look of the large breed dogs, but I just don't want to own a 50 to 110 pound
dog, let alone several of them. Many people live in townhomes where restrictions are in place where they can't own a
dog over 20 or 30 pounds. And many people want something more compact that is easier to deal with, less expensive
to feed, has smaller clean up material laying around and is safer to have around children. So "Why Not"
have a Mini Boxer? For myself, and the new owners of the puppies that I raise, it is an awesome option!
Many breeds of dogs come in several size varieties: Poodles - in Royale, Standard, Miniature, Toy.
Dachshund - in Standard, Miniature. Schnauzer - in Giant, Standard, Miniature. Bull Terrier - Standard, Miniature.
Australian Shepherd - Standard, Miniature, Toy. Beagles - Come in shoulder height varieties 15" to 13".
13" and under. And there are many breeds that are currently being developed into Miniatures like the English Bulldog
for example and the Chinese Shar Pei. And then there are several breeds that are developed to "look"
like a bigger breed but don't actually have the larger breed of dog in their make-up or history but are often referred
to as "mini something or others". So much like the Carlin Pinscher looks like a Miniature or Toy sized Rottweiler
the Miniature Pinscher looks like, and is often referred to as, "Miniature" Doberman Pinschers, Shetland
Sheepdogs look like, and are often referred to as, "Miniature" Collies, Alaskan Klee Kai look like, and are
often referred to as "Miniature" Huskies. . . . I could go on and on, but I hope you get my point.
Can you imagine a world where nothing new was ever developed or if existing things were never improved
upon. No new food recipes, no new car models, no new electronics, no computers would ever have been developed, no digital
cameras, no dishwashers, no indoor plumbing, no electricity. The world is an ever changing and evolving place and it
happens in every aspect of our lives, and yes it can and does happen in breeds of dogs.