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Old 07-19-2012, 07:45 PM
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They have kind of a bad rep, but I've met good and bad ones. Make sure the puppy is sociable, not shy, etc.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:43 AM
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Great, interesting, and funny personalities. Energy wise I agree about the off switch - they can and are happy to keep up with you for as long as you'd like to go, but are happy to stay in and hang out on a rainy day too.

Can be really prone to separation anxiety and fear-aggression I found. Socialize heavily, get them used to being by themselves for abit, give them sufficient activity and preferably enroll them in agility (they are brilliant, FAST, and sharp as well as being a nice size for the courses) and they are awesome dogs =)
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Honestly, I have only ever met one eskie that wasn't aggressive. That one was also a standard instead of a mini. The minis are one of the breeds that seem to have a vendetta against me. But I really like the sound of them from the way everyone else describes them. If I got an eskie though I'd be doing tons and tons of socialization.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:21 PM
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Standards are those 20 + lbs, Minis around 12 - 15 lbs, and Toys at 8 - 10 lbs?

I cared for a mini for quite a while - she was great with me and those familiar to her - she could be kind of "neurotic" with others in the sense that she would be friendly and sniff you out, but start growling for no apparent reason; this did not happen to everyone or a particular sort of person, it just always happened out of the blue.

She was really snarly with the vet, and EXTREMELY distrustful of elderly people for some reason...



If only I had her for longer or to keep I'd have enrolled her in agility - she could spin, dance, jump, and roll brilliantly and her movements were really precise. Fabulous, sweet dog!
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