I have two mini Doxies, and they are treated like children in our house. They each have distinct personalities. They return our love by always being happy to see us and to be with us. They are smart pups that were easy to house and crate train. My suggestion is that if you have one, you must get a second. They are much easier to handle and happier when they are in pairs. Feed them good quality dry food and bones. Soft food will ruin their teeth. A cheesey treat now and then is okay, though.