Thinking about purchasing an Miniature Pinscher? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Miniature Pinscher breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Miniature Pinscher owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Miniature Pinscher and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Miniature Pinscher Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Miniature Pinscher and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Miniature Pinscher Breed Profile
The Miniature Pinscher, also know as the Min Pin, is a well-balanced, sturdy, compact little dog that is short-coupled and smooth-coated. They have short smooth fur that comes in colors of black, blue, red or chocolate. They have short naturally erect or drop ears, and most are often cropped, as is the tail docked. They resemble tiny Doberman Pinschers, although entirely unrelated. Min Pins are dogs who are proud, vigorous and alert. They have a lot of spirit and pizzazz; a bundle of energy. They are fun loving extroverts who are great in the show ring or make clever companions. Miniature Pinschers do well as a house dog who are at their best being the family watchdog. They have a bark that won't quit when they suspect danger is near, and they are always looking out for their family. Miniature Pinschers are not small Dobermans, but they sure can act like them. They are protective, robust and confident in nature. Affectionate and loving with their owners, their owners are their main protective priority. These little dogs are usually wary with strangers, and aggressive with other dogs. Vibrant, vivacious and perky, they are always on the go for the person or family who wants to go with them.
Other Names: Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinscher, Mini Pin, Min Pin
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 10 - 12.5
blue, stag red (red with an intermix of black hairs), or chocolate. They can
also come in combinations of black and tan or chocolate and tan, with tan markings
on the chest, legs, face and eyebrows.
Pinschers are lively and alert. They are very protective and watchful, making
them good watch dogs. They are noisy dogs, barking at anything unusual. Mini
Pins are perky and upbeat, but can be aggressive with other dogs and wary around
strangers. They will react to provocation. They are not guard dogs, however,
and would probably only be able to bite someone's ankle. Although protective,
they are naturally sweet dogs. They are loyal and mostly inside dogs. They are
strong-willed, difficult to train, and very curious. This breed is not for the
weak-willed, or for the old woman who wants to spoil her puppy. They will take
over the house if given the chance.
Very High. Min Pins are a fearless protector of the home.
Care and Exercise: Miniature Pinschers should be combed, brushed
or rubbed on their smooth coat regularly to remove loose hairs. This should
also make the coat shine. Shampoo only when necessary. Teeth should be checked
and cleaned often. The Miniature Pinscher needs vigorous exercise for a little
dog. Give them the opportunity to run and play in the yard or daily walks on
a lead are suggested.
Activity: Very High. Mini
Pinschers are extremely active and energetic.
Miniature Pinscher Health Issues: Patellar luxation, eye problems, cardiac problems, cervical (dry) disc, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, Legg-Perthes disease, and thyroid problems.
14 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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