- Short coated (does shed)
- Weight/Height: For our Mini Boxers our ultimate goal is for a dog that is around 20 pounds, 14-15 inches at the shoulder. Our dogs have typically ranged from 17-38 pounds and 12-18 inches at the shoulder. For our Mini Rotts/Carlins, our ultimate goal is a dog that is 12-13 inches at the shoulder and 14-18 pounds but ours are larger than that right now with our largest being 15.5 inches tall and 28 pounds
- Both breeds are very loving and affectionate and happy. The Mini Boxers tend to be more athletic and agile. Both breeds are high energy type breeds
- Our dogs get along great with other dogs, other pets and children. They can be pretty busy as youngsters but usually settle down around 2to 3 years of age. Even still they love to be a couch potatoe and most think they are “lap dogs”! Mine dogs are great about “sounding the alarm” when they see or hear something out of the ordinary, but these aren’t the kind of dog that will “attack”
- We typically have tails docked when the pups are a few days old. We ALWAYS leave the ears natural. We do not crop the ears on our Mini Boxers. We leave the dew claws “natural” meaning we do not have them removed
- Breeds used in development
Carlin Pinscher/Mini Rottweilers: Were originally developed from mostly the Pug and Miniature Pinscher breeds. However, some breeders, ourselves included, have in the past or will on occasion experiment with crossings that incorporate one or two other breeds to help better the breed development in the areas of increasing bone width, ear carriage, bite, etc. We have been breeding Carlin Pinscher to Carlin Pinscher for quite some time now, so are not outcrossing to other breeds at this time. Meaning our puppies offered are “true” Carlin Pinschers.
Mini Boxers: Our lines were originally started by using dogs that were 50% Boxer. Pug is also in the background of every puppy that we raise. We have at times outcrossed to dogs with different heritage to help bring the size down or to improve upon the bites or help elongate the ears, or better the ear folds, etc. We have been breeding Mini Boxer to Mini Boxer for sometime now, so are not doing any outcrossing to any other purebreds, Boxer or otherwise, at the present time. So our puppies offered are “true” Mini Boxers. Our puppies are not just a simple first generation cross, but are the result of our many years of blending these genes over several generations to arrive at where we are today.
- We are not using any Registry service at the present time
- Life Expectancy/Longevity: The original dogs that we started with in our breeding programs were born in 2002, so we can only speculate. 12-14 years is my guess. It would be the same as other types/breeds of dogs in their size range
- Health Concerns: Again, our oldest dogs were born in 2002 so we don’t have a long history to go on. To date, we have had one severe case and one mild case of Legg-Calves Perthes show up in the Carlin Pinschers and one severe case show up in the Mini Boxers. We have had a few cases of cherry eye show up in both breeds and in a blue and tan Carlin Pinscher, we think had Blue Dog Allopecia, a skin disorder (common to the blue color in all breeds that have a blue variety). In the Mini Boxers we have have had a few (expected)cases of pinched nares (common to Pugs and Boxers). There have been a few cases of loose knees in both breeds, again to be expected. We have had one case of severe allergies reported in a Mini Boxer (not deemed hereditary) and one case of chronic sinus infection in a Mini Boxer.
Health Testing: We appear to be the ONLY breeders of these types/breeds doing any kind of formal health testing. We have our adult dog’s eyes examined by a Canine Opthalmologist via a CERF exam and we also have their patellas (knee joints) tests conducted via the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. For the Carlin Pinschers we also conduct an x-ray test of their hips/legs and have them certified to be free of Legg Calves Perthes disease by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).