The one thing I WILL say in regards to the breed is that they are NOT excellent with other animals. They are a purpose bred dog, and any vermin or small animal is fair game to them. Mischa has killed her fair share of rats and birds, though this has stopped in the last few years. We now have an 8 week old kitten who has slotted right in with them though; Mischa used to go beserk at cats but she is much better after some conditioning. See for yourself. It can be overcome, but it is a significant problem when you have a terrier (Min Pins are classed as toys, but they are vermin-hunting terriers).