Patrick is a 4 year old Carin Pinscher and is very affectionate. While not fond of being crated, loves his carrot 'coins', playing ball, good with children - and really enjoys sleeping w/ foster.
What more can you ask for?
for those of you unfamiliar w/ the Carin Pinscher - According to Isabeau, one of the Carlin Pinscher's original developers, 'They are patient and pleasant like a Pug,' although they still retain some, but not all of the Miniature Pinscher's terrier-like behaviors. This is an even-tempered breed, exhibiting stability, playfulness, great charm, dignity, and an outgoing, loving disposition. Most puppies raised with respectful children who know how to show the dog leadership, grow into respectful, gentle dogs. Obedience training and a firm pack leader is a must for all dogs, as an ill-behaved dog is more likely to harm a child due to lack of leadership. Make sure you are this dog's firm, confident, consistent pack leader to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, human-induced behavior problems. Always remember, dogs are canines, not humans. Be sure to meet their natural instincts as animals.