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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher, despite the similarity, is not a descendant of the Doberman Pinscher. This breed was developed to chase rats & to be a good barking watch dog. It is believed that their ancestry can be linked to the German Pinscher, Dachshund & Italian Greyhound.
The Miniature Pinscher was first recognized by the AKC in 1929 and grouped as Toy.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight: 8 - 10 lbs
  • Height: 10 - 13 inches
  • Color: The two most recognized colors of the Min Pin are the red and the black & tan. Other colors are blue, black or chocolate. They can also have any combination of markings on their legs, chest, face or eyebrows.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

The Miniature Pinscher is vivacious, active & very alert. This courageous breed loves attention but can be stubborn at times. They can sometimes be over aggressive toward other dogs. Th is can be corrected with proper training & socialization. The Miniature Pinscher is loyal and makes for a great companion dog.

The Miniature Pinscher life expectancy is between 14 - 16 years. They can be prone to having patellar luxation. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Heart Disease
• Obesity
• Epilepsy
• Eye Diseases

Coat:

Their coat is coarse, smooth & short. They appear silky with their hair tight to their entire body.

Coat Color:
The two most recognized colors of the Min Pin are the red and the black & tan. Other colors are blue, black or chocolate. They can also have any combination of markings on their legs, chest, face or eyebrows.

Coat Care:

Brushing 2 – 3 times weekly will help maintain the Min Pin’s shiny coat. Also rubbing with a damp cloth can help remove any excess hair. Extra grooming will be required during seasonal changes.