10-Year-Old Min-Pin Companion, Jake. Hello Heloise, my 84-year-old mother, Shirely Evensen, reads your column in the Duluth (Minnesota) Reader. She asked me to send you the attached photos of her dog, Jake, and his story. Jake is my 10-year-old Min-Pin companion. My vet recommended against me keeping Jake when my granddaughter gave him to me ten years ago after the death of my Yorkie, Kirby Puckett. The vet said a Min-Pin would be too rambunctious for me, but Jake has been my perfect companion. I'm glad I didn't listen to the vet. One of the photos is with his pointy ears up and the other with them tucked down.