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Toy Group History

Variety of genetic backgrounds
some for hunting
some for companionship

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What are puppies of this group prone to?

Hypothermia
Hypoglycemia

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Affenpinscher

Sometimes call the Monkey Terrier
Is busy, bold, inquisitive, and stubborn, but it also loves to monkey around
No major health concerns

4

Brussels Griffon

Make a good pet for a family wanting an entertaining pet
Sensitivity and size make them a poor choice for families with small children
They can be difficult to housetrain and may suffer separation anxiety

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

They love to explore, sniff and chase
Mitral Valve insufficiency, CHD and Syringomelia

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Syringolmelia

Cysts on spinal cord causes lameness, pain, and stiffness

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Chihuahua

Ancestor breed as food sources
Some bark and they are often temperamental

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Chinese Crested Dog

These dogs are a combination of playful pixie, gentle lapdog, and sensitive companion
Hairless varieties will need a sweater for outdoor activities
The hairless will also need moisturizer, sunblock, regular baths for oils (blackheads and pimples)

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English Toy Spaniel

They can be somewhat stubborn
They do not do well in heat

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Havanese

This is a busy, curious dog; happiest when center of attention
They are willing to please and learn easily, but tend to be vocal.
They cannot live outside
They are non-shedding

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Italian Greyhound

These dog share it's larger relatives characteristics as they love to run and chase
They are devoted to their family and are good with children, other dogs, and pets. However boisterous children or larger animals can easily injure them
They like a daily romp outdoors, but hate the cold

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Japanese Chin

They are sensitive and willing to please, tending to shadow the owner
Described as almost "cat-like"
Patellar luxation, KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca), entropion, cataract, and heart murmur

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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Dry eye

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Maltese

The Maltese has long been favorite lap dog, but they also have a wild streak
They love to run and play, and despite the innocent look they are bold and feisty and may challenge larger dogs

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Toy Manchester Terrier

Although true to its terrier heritage when it comes to scrappiness and hunting instinct, the Toy Manchester is among the most gentle and sensitive

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Miniature Pinscher

Among the most energetic of all breeds, the Min Pin is perpetual motion
They need a lot of exercise, but because of its size, needs to be kept indoors
No major health concerns

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Papillon

One of the most obedient of the toy breeds, the Papillon is also gentle, amiable, and playful
They are good with children, but can be injured by rough play
Butterfly

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Pekingese

They enjoy daily walks
Because they can easily die of heat prostration, they must be kept in air conditioning in warm weather.
They are ideal apartment dogs

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Pomeranian

These dogs are playful, curious and cocky
Although they have warm coats, too small and too family orientated

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Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle is one of the brightest and easiest to train
Epilepsy, PRA, Patellar Luxation, Legg-Perthes

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Legg Perthes

bone starts to break down

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Pug

The pug is playful, confident, amiable
They do not do well in heat and humidity and should not be kept outdoors
Their wrinkles need regular cleaning to avoid skin fold dermatitis
Pug dog encephalitis, CHD, elongated palate, stenotic nares, patellar luxation

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Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is spunky, vivacious, and has an upbeat attitude

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Silky Terrier

The Silky Terrier is bold, inquisitive, playful
They can be aggressive toward other dogs or pets
Coat should follow the line of the body, and not touch the floor

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Toy Fox Terrier

They love to play with people and toys and make excellent companions for careful older children, however they do not tolerate inconsiderate handling
They are a one family, or one person, breed. Don't take to strangers
Sweaters and earmuffs in cold weather and is obviously not an outdoor dog

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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkie seems oblivious of its size and they are even eager for adventure and trouble
Yorkies tend to exercise themselves within the home, but also they eed to have interaction in the form of games
This is definetely not a dog that can live outside

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American Curl

Originated in 1981
all colors and coat patterns
90-degree arc of curl

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Bengal

domestic and leopard hybrid
spotted or marbled patterns only
Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Cornish Rex

Active and inquisitive, outgoing
intelligent, alert, easy to handle
Short coat, no guard hairs

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Devon Rex

Jumbo-sized ears, pixies, elves and space aliens
people-oriented
lacks guard hairs
minimum shedding
Both A and B blood type