I have a three year old male B/Min Pin mix who is deaf. I have had dogs all my life but a non-hearing dog was a first for me. I got him from a shelter and for four months I could not figure out why he would not respond to my commands. I even had a "trainer" tell me he was mentally retarded! When I figured out he was deaf and read everything I could find on the subject, he learned things so fast. Very smart dog, but boy can he push me around. I laugh at myself sometimes, but then I have to get back in the mode of "leader" and we're just fine.
He has been a joy and I sorta wished I had been exposed to this breed earlier, I was a ****er Spaniel kinda gal. So now, way less grooming, but still endless amount of love.
This is Dusty