Height: 10-12.5 in
Weight: 9-10 lb
alert, lively, loyal, smart, playful, possessive
Origin: Germany during the 1800Æs. This breed is a known
hunter of rats. They are not a bred down version of the
Doberman Pinscher. The Miniature Pinscher is a much older
breed than the Doberman. This dog was not really known
here in the U.S. prior to 1928, and only seen on rare
occasion. The Miniature Pinscher has quite an active gait!
They are known for their high-stepping action. These
little dogs love to strut!
The coat of the Miniature Pinscher is short, sleek and
smooth. It does shed, but only needs minimal grooming.
They are good with older children; do best if raised along
with them from puppyhood. The Min Pin truly believes
he/she is a big dog. They are quite alert and will sound
an alarm bark at the approach of a stranger and/or strange
noises. Coat color: red, stag red (mixture of red with
black hairs), black/tan, chocolate/rust. Exercise: minimal
exercise required. Wonderful companion animal for singles,
elderly, people living in apartments or homes without a
yard. The Miniature Pinscher needs to live indoors near
its family. They are good with pets but can be very
aggressive toward strange dogs. Training: socialization,
obedience. The Miniature Pinscher does tend to be more of
a one-person dog, but will treat family and friends with
health concerns: epilepsy, Leg’s Perthes disease,
demodectic mange, patellar luxation.