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Pinscher (Miniature)
Miniature Pinscher

Country of Origin: Germany

Group: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs

Section: Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Original Function: small-vermin hunting

Todays Function: companion

Dimension Male: 25-30 cm

Dimension Female: 25-28 cm

Weight Male: 4-5 kg

Weight Female: 4-5 kg

Litter Size: 1-3 puppies

Life span: 12-14 years

Other Names: Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinscher

Colors: Solid red, stag red, black, chocolate, blue

Living: Miniature pinschers are small dogs, but they do need some space. because they are quite energetic, t



The Miniature Pinscher is a small, compact, muscular, sleek dog with square proportions and well-chiseled lines. The topline is either level or sloping slightly towards the rear. The front legs are straight and the dewclaws removed. The feet are small and catlike. The muzzle is strong and in good proportion to the rest of the dog. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The dark bright eyes are oval. Cropping the ears is optional, but the tail is always docked. It appears naturally well-groomed and self-possessed. The Miniature Pinscher"s short, easy-care coat usually comes in red, but may also be black & tan or chocolate. The dog has an unusual high stepping gait.


Among the most energetic of all breeds, the min pin is a perpetual motion machine. It is busy, inquisitive, playful, bold and brash. It retains terrier-like traits and tends to be stubborn and independent. It can be scrappy with other dogs and may chase small animals. It is reserved with strangers.


The min pin needs lots of activity. Because of its small size, its exercise needs can be met indoors or out; regardless, it needs several play sessions every day. It enjoys a romp outdoors in a safe area, but it hates the cold. This is not a breed to live outdoors. Its coat is virtually carefree, requiring only occasional brushing to remove dead hair.


The Miniature Pinscher"s smooth, short-haired, hard coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. Loose hair can be remove by wiping over with a warm, damp washcloth. This breed is an average shedder.


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: Legg ? Perthes, patellar luxation

Occasionally seen: PRA

Suggested tests: knee, (eye)