Miniature Pinscher – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
10 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
8 to 11 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Miniature Pinscher is an ultimate little dog with a huge personality.

This miniature dog is also known as the Zwergpinscher, and Min Pin, and is a true representative of small breeds of pinches type who originated in Germany.

Dog fanciers claim that this breed is a mix of many breeds, including Italian greyhounds and Dachshunds. However, one is for sure – this is an old breed, dating a minimum of 200 years ago.

Many call this breed a ‘miniature Doberman’ and although they may have similarities at first, there are two separate breeds, and not only in their size.

This tiny breed was officially introduced into the AKC in 1929 when they were placed in the Toy group.

The AKC’s description, that the dog “must appear as a Doberman in miniature,” led to even today’s present belief that this is a miniature Doberman Pinscher.

The Miniature Pinscher is a well-built and strong small dog, who is naturally alert and well-groomed. They are huge people lovers and hate being left alone, even for a short time.

In fact, this breed is known for developing separation anxiety easily.

If you are serious about welcoming the Miniature Pinscher into your home, make sure that you have enough family members or time to keep this dog with someone all the time.

Otherwise, you will have to deal with the horrible consequences of having an anxious dog.

The coat is short and smooth, with no undercoat which makes grooming easy and fast. They may be tiny, but they are the best fit for experienced dog owners. And remember: miniature size doesn’t mean a carefree dog.