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Miniature Pinscher Dogs
A Toy Dog Breed




miniature pinscher dogs Miniature Pinscher dogs are considered to be an ancient breed - their likeness having been discovered in old paintings and sculptural artifacts.

In their early days there were used to rid farm households and stables of rats. They also have a history as entertaining little circus dogs.

Min Pins, as they are affectionately known, have been likened in appearance to both a very small deer or the miniature version of the Dobermann Pinscher. Some people also mistakenly presume that they are a relative of the Dobie. In truth, they originated in Germany before the Doberman was developed and are believed to be descended from the German smooth-coated Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, the Klein Pinscher and the smooth-coated Dachshund.

Ten years after the Miniature Pinscher dogs arrived in the United States, a nationl club was formed to represent them and the breed was shown in the "Terrier" group. Later, the breed was reclassified into the toy dog breeds, where they remain today.

Miniature Pinscher dogs are compact little dogs with a confident, cheerful demeanor and fearless nature. They are very popular pets and make excellent companions.

Clean cut and sleek are the words that come to mind in describing this dog. He has a very well-balanced look to his body and his expression is made ever alert-looking by his erect ears and attentive eyes.


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Appearance:

Height: 10-12-1/2 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
Coat Colors: black/tan, chocolate/tan and stag red.



Coat and Care:

The coat is smooth and sheds little. Grooming is easily handled by wiping down with a dog cloth and brushing about once or twice a week.

This breed is sensitive to the cold, so dog coats or sweaters are a good idea on cooler days.


Min Pin Dog Toy Box And Toys:

 Kong Duck Dog Toy

Personality And Traits:

Miniature Pinscher dogs are a fearless and intelligent breed that learns quickly and are very good watchdogs, but they can be barkers. For this reason, it is wise to train them to be quiet at your command and understand that not every sound is a threat or an intruder!

The Min Pin is not your typical toy dog that is waiting to be pampered - they are feisty and confident and will rule the roost if you don't establish your leadership from the get-go.

On the other hand, they are a very loving and devoted dog with a lively spirit, and make excellent, as well as entertaining, pets. The Min Pins also are ideal show dogs – as they are natural performers and enjoy being the center of attention.

Activity Level:

They enjoy - and should be given plenty of exercise even though they are quite active around the house. A large area where they can safely run freely will be very much appreciated, or a substantial regular walk.

Miniature Pinschers (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)

Space Needs:

The Min Pin will adapt easily to either house or apartment, but if you live in the latter, it will work out much better if your dog has learned the "quiet" command.

Children :

Miniature Pinscher dogs are not at ease around young children and they can be snappy if pestered, best with children over the age of 11, who can be sensitive toward pets. As always the best policy, if you have children, is to make sure an adult supervises their activities with pets.

Elderly:

The Miniature Pinscher is a very protective breed that makes a devoted companion to the elderly providing he has a place where he can run freely or someone is available to take him out for daily exercise.



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