Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed Information


Miniature Pinscher Quick Facts
Miniature Pinscher
Breed Group: Toy
Origen: Germany
Nickname: Min Pin, King of the Toys
Weight: 8-10 lbs
Height: 10-13 inches
Color(s): Clear red, stag red, black and tan


Miniature Pinscher Appearance

The Miniature Pincher Also known as the kind of the toys, is a small compact dog with an alert expression. He resembles his cousin the Doberman Pincher, but is not exactly his miniature version. His body is compact and square proportioned. He has a narrow tapering head and strong muzzle. His eyes are dark and almond in shape. The ears are erect and could be cropped or natural. The tail is set high and could be either cropped or uncropped. The small feet are cat-like in shape. 

The Miniature Pincher coat is smooth and glossy. The colors could be clear red, stag red, black and tan. The weight of the Miniature Pincher is around 8-10 pounds and the height is around 10-13 inches.

Miniature Pinscher Temperament

The Miniature Pincher is intelligent, fearless, active, cheerful and spirited. They are among the most athletic and energetic of all breeds. The Miniature Pinchers are busy, inquisitive, playful and speedy. They are loyal to their masters and make a good playmate for children. They will become protective or very aggressive toward other dog and may tend to chase small animals. He is reserved with strangers and makes an excellent guard dog.

Is Miniature Pinscher the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Miniature Pincher is perfectly happy living in a small apartment life. It is very active indoors and will fine without a yard but they needs a lot of activity. His exercise needs could be met indoor or out. The Miniature Pincher loves to go for a daily walk on leash or a vigorous game on a safe area. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. This is not a breed to live outside. He is very sensitive to cold weather and loves to sleep under the covers. The miniature Pincher is very smart and easy to train, although they tend to be stubborn and independent most of the time.

Miniature Pinscher Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Miniature Pincher is around 15 or more years.

Miniature Pinscher Health problems

The Miniature Pincher is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are Legg-Perthes, cervical (dry) disk, patellar luxation, hypothyroidism and heart defects.

Miniature Pinscher Care and Grooming

The Miniature Pincher smooth, short-haired, hard coat is easy to groom. His coat should be brushed and massage ones or twice a week Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. The nails and ears should be checked at least ones a week.

Miniature Pinscher Shedding

The Miniature Pincher is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.