I was a cat person for years as i am allergic to dogs. Then, I saw a mini pincher with short hair and thought I might get away with this. Turns out I was fine yet still allergic to dogs that aren't this small. My brother had a Poodle and these are supposed to be okay for people with allergies. He is okay but I am not. So anyone looking for another option could consider these little dogs. Word of warning, are high energy and a bit yappie, so daily walks recommended.