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Miniature Pinscher: Key Characteristics
of Dog Breed (MinPin)
About Miniature Pinscher
Country of Origin, History of the breed
This Breed of dog originated
in Germany and is not related to the Doberaman
Pinscher. This is older than the Doberman
Pinscher and its existence can be traced back
to the 17th century. The breed descended from
the Terrier breeds of Germany, which were
used by farmers primarily to hunt rats in
farms and stables. The word Pinscher is a
German word meaning Terrier.
Miniature Pinscher is a cross between
the German Pinscher, Dacshund and the Italian Greyhound.
The breed was brought to the United States in the
1920s and became popular as a loving companion,
across America within a short span.
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A General Appearance of
The Miniature Pinscher is a muscular,
sturdy dog with a square, proportioned body. The
dog has a flat, tapering skull and docked tails
and cropped, erect ears. The dog has a well-balanced
arched neck with a level topline. Pinschers have
very dark, big expressive eyes and are elegant to
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Temperament of the Dog
This dog is sturdy, bold, fiery
and proud. Pinschers are extremely agile and spirited
dogs. They might be given to excessive barking.
They are devoted and protective towards their masters.
Their alertness makes them a good watchdog. These
dogs need to be socialized from a very young age
since they detest strangers and are often aggressive
towards other dogs. Pinschers are inteligent and
can be trained without much of a hassle.
Pinshers might develop behavioral
problems if they are not handled firmly since these
dogs might become temperamental and demanding.
Good with other dogs/ and
Pinschers need socialization from
a very young age since they have a habit of getting
on te wrong side of other dogs and animals.
Good with children?
They are good with small children
but contant teasing can make them snappy. Households
with matured adults can own Pinschers.
Better suited to an indoor
or outdoor lifestyle?
They do best in households with
yards to romp around freely. They have a habit of
exploring surroundings and hence, the yards should
be fenced. They are also active indoors.
Miniature Pinschers are sensitive
What kind of home would
they do best in – one with kids, or any such
They are friendly with older children
and the elderly.
to take care of the breed as a MinPin Puppy?
Pinscher Puppies are so small
that they often roam around unnoticed. Removal
of hazardous chemicals, cords out of their
reach is a must. Moreover, rampant breeding
has resulted in a fragile bone structure for
the breed. Overexercising might injure them
beyond recovery. They should receive adequate
rest. Nutrient-rich meals should be fed daily
at fixed times.
Puppies should be taught to remain
in their crates until they are asked to come out
of it. A spacious crate should be provided to pups.
Proper hygiene should be maintained. Vaccination
and de-worming schedules need to be strictly adhered
to. A vet is to be consulted in case of any crisis.
Toy breeds can become hypoglycemic
if their sugar levels fall. To retain sugar proper
levels, owners should feed them with doses of Nutri-cal.
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For fast learners like Pinschers,
training does not require much of an effort. They
however, require extensive socialization as pups.
They should be housetrained by being taken out to
potty at a particular spot after each meal. The
daily schedule is to be strictly followed. Pups
should be taught certain commands like 'stop', 'sit',
'heel', 'go', 'stay' etc through a mechanism of
Obedience training has to be imparted
and this might prevent excessive barking. They should
be adequately trained to inhibit their hunting instincts,
which might otherwise end up causing accidents.
How active is the breed?
They are an active and agile breed and need regular
exercise. Moreover, they should be execised at least
twice a day. Owners should take them out on a leash
to prevent their exploring tendencies, which might
even prove to be fatal.
How much exercise does
the dog need at every stage of its life?
Pups should be dissuaded from over
exercising themselves as it might even maim them
permanently as they have a fragile bone structure.
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Minature Pinschers do not require
much grooming. Their ears and eyes should be cleaned
regularly. Their nails are be clipped to avoid accidents.
They should be bathed only when it is absolutely
necessary and should be wiped with a damp towel
occassionally. Anal glands have to be expressed
by a vet carefully at intervals.
your dog yourself, at your home and at your convenience will help you build
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Their coat type varies from solid
red, stag red (with black hairs in between), to
black-and-rust, or chocolate-and-rust.
The coat type is smooth, short,
staright and hard in texture.
Genetic problems the breed
Pinschers suffer from some harmful
genetic diseases such as Cataract, Cystine urolithiasis,
Progressive retinal atrophy, Sebaceous adenitis
Breeding the dog and any
To avoid complications during whelping
owners should always consult a vet. Chances of losing
both the mother dog and the pups are so high that
its better to involve reputed breeders. Genetic
test should be conducted to ascertain a healthy
parentage of the pups.
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Litter Size: 2-4
Life Span: 12-14
Weight: 8-10 lbs
for both males and females
Male : 10-12 inches
Female : 10-12 inches
Also known as: Zwergpinscher,
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National Breed Club:
U. S. – Miniature Pinscher
Club of America – http://www.minpin.org
British – Miniature Pinscher Club –
FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI,
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