Welcome to Mahina Kai, our dog Mini will be waiting for your arrival and to greet you with a smile.
Mini is a Lowchens, also known as a Little Lion Dog
This breed is a favoured companion of European nobility, a few dedicated people have saved the Lowchen from extinction after World War Two. These little dogs are very well suited to modern apartment living, just as they were perfect for cramped and droughty castle apartments.
They are especially gaining in popularity because people who are normally allergic to animal dander can be around them without problem. They are thought to be native to Italy or Germany, though the first records of the breed come from paintings depicting them in the classic "lion cut" that all Lowchen kept for show must have.
Since medieval times, Lowchen have been known as fiercely loyal dogs that are heartbroken when their masters leave. This is reasonable, as they've been selected for the most affectionate and friendly types. As such, they make terrible guard dogs, excitedly licking your would-be robbers.
Unlike many other small dogs, Lowchens are noted for their friendliness to strangers unless poorly socialized when young. Though they may excitedly bark when one approaches, they will very likely begin demanding attention from anyone they meet.
Physically they are small, with a round head and bright eyes. The ears are floppy, as is the hair that can grow absurdly long if you let it. The fur is fine and tends to be shiny and a bit wavy. They are usually white or black, but sometimes speckled or spotted and a bit more yellow. The nails are usually white, but occasionally black.
They tend to be lively, curious and sweet dogs. House training is rarely a problem if crate trained early, and they can easily go from being stuck inside to running around the woods in a minute, just as many modern humans do today.