Miniature Pinscher

Easy to Train

2 stars review

Good with kids

5 stars review


4 stars review

Heat tolerance

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Cold tolerance

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Miniature Pinscher Personality traits and Temperament

They are very active, fearlessly animated, spirited in all his action. The breed is vigilant, very strong, smart and loyal. Although small, they are very brave and overall, a good family dog. There are good family dogs and protects his people by challenging intruders who are fifteen times his size with his bold bark. Though they quite affectionate with the family, they will never be the kind of dog who likes to ride around in a puppy purse.

They bold and bright companion dog, agile, trainable, and with an infamous sense of humour. They are always eager to participate in family outings, long walks, and organized canine activities such as agility and obedience.

They are wonderful with children and make excellent playmates for them provided that they do not rough handle him. The Min Pin will dig, bark, and chase anything that moves, including squirrels, cats, and quite possibly other dogs.

They can be very mouthy and has the tendency to nip at the heels of the unsuspecting owners. Also they should not be left unsupervised in the yard as they can dig up the garden and also chase birds and other animals.

They are extremely curious dogs and can often escape through fencings to explore the neighbourhood. They love toys and have a tendency to play with the toys for prolonged periods. Because of their mouthiness they can chew away toys very fast so be prepared to constantly replace these toys

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Miniature Pinscher’s hair is short, smooth, and shiny with a tight skin and no undercoat. Common hair colour is chocolate & black or brown & black. Grooming is easy, as they are smooth and short-haired, only requires little attention, like occasional brushing and shampooing. They shed very less and easy to maintain.

During cold weather care must be taken from getting chills.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $400-$600

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 14-15 YEARS

Weight: 8-10 pounds

Height: 10-12 inches

Colors: Chocolate & Tan, Black & Tan, Black & Rust, Chocolate and Rust, Red.

How to Train this dog

The Miniatures Pinschers need a lot of exercise; they are very active and spirited, if trained well they could become an excellent companion as well as watch dog. They also get along well with kids too. Early crate training, socialization and exposure towards many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences are essential make this an excellent animal.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Food supplies from this breed’s native environment found out as sugar beet, potato, cabbage, and meats from pork, venison, and rodents, therefore a diet contains blend of pork, beef, wheat, potatoes, yellow corn, and beet pulp would be serve the purpose. However, try to avoid feed that contains ocean fish, soy, or rice to this breed. The requirement generally depends on the size and their activity level, so proper diet and exercise is needed to maintain an overall well being.

Allergies: No

Health problems: The Miniature pinschers are strong and sturdy animals but, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, hypothyroidism and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) had been reported in this breed.

Mixed breeds

Mugginare a mix of Miniature Pinscher and Pug. They are lovable to the family and the little children as well. Muggin dogs are always like to stay attached with the owners.

Pineranian is a cross between the Miniature Pinscher and the Pomeranian breeds. They are very easy to maintain as long as they acquired a short coat length. Not very fond with children or bigger dogs but they are well-behaved that they do never show aggression.

Toy Fox Pinscher is a cross between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. A vigorous and active dog, the Toy Fox Pinscher is not for a sedentary or inexperienced owner. It may be small, but the Toy Fox Pinscher behaves like a larger dog and carries itself proudly.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Beagle as Justin or Tucker if he is a male and Honey or Carly if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

You can also browse a specific site to adopt a Miniature Pinscher

Pictures and Videos

Miniature Pinscher puppy

Photo Credits: Ohsaywhat, Lilly M