We are Rusty & Tonya Denison of Min Pin Lodge, we breed Miniature and Harlequin Pinschers in North East Texas.
We live on 2 wonderful acres where the dogs can run, hunt, and play! 1.5 acres is securely fenced just for them.
HOW WE STARTED:
We had a Miniature Pinscher named Reba for 15 years before she passed away. I was heartbroken and searching for a puppy to call my own.
After long hours of searching and not being able to find a reputable breeder I finally found Alice and Lucy!
I knew how difficult it was to find a decent puppy, so I decided to start breeding on a small scale. This is when we acquired Tango!!
In my journey of research and learning all I could about breeding; I came across our mentor Janice Burns with Hilltop Harlequins!
I immediately fell in love with the Harlequin Pinscher and now have a pack to call our own.
We want the best for the breed and believe it can be achieved through ethical breeding, education and exposure.
If you want to learn about breeding ethically and honestly, I am always willing to help.
OUR PACK & FACILITIES:
Our dogs are not raised in a shed, outside, or in small cages, they are an important part of our family.
They live in our home, have their own room, (they have the house, we just live here).
Space allows for males and females to be separated when females are in heat which allows us to selective breed, or not breed at all.
They all have names and their own personalities that shine through.
Our adults are DNA tested for known disease to the breed. This includes (but not limited to) MPS VI, PLL, Cystinuria, Hyperuricosuria, IVDD, and DM.
We have a separate whelping room for our new mommys and puppies with customized whelping areas to allow for easy disinfection and cleaning.
It also allows space in the event there is more than one litter if necessary.
Whelping areas allow mom to be in a quiet area where other dogs do not have access to her or the puppies keeping everyone content and secure.
Cameras in the whelping areas help us keep a close eye on mom and babies 24 hours a day!
We strive to deliver quality puppies by selective breeding for health, coat color/texture, temperament and structure.
We utilize Puppy Culture in our program so your puppy can develop mentally in a positive manner.
Our main priority is ensuring the health and well-being of all our animals from conception until they leave with their forever family - our commitment to you and your new puppy does not stop at the sell.
We are here to answer questions any time you need us. We also love to see photos of pups we have sold as they grow, and stay in contact with buyers.
We are proudly affiliated with AHMPC (American Harlequin Miniature Pinscher Club) as well as AKC (American Kennel Club).
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We appreciate your time, thank you for considering MPL for your next puppy!