The miniature pinscher (zwergpinscher, min pin) is a small breed of dog, originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.The international kennel club, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, lists the miniature pinscher in Group 2, Section 1.1 Pinscher, along with the Dobermann, the German Pinscher, the Austrian Pinscher, and the other toy pinscher, the affenpinscher.Other kennel clubs list the miniature pinscher in the Toy Group or Companion Group. The miniature pinscher is colloquially known as the "King of the Toys".
The miniature pinscher is structurally a well balanced, sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. He naturally is well groomed, proud, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like action, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and his spirited presence. Legs should be straight with no bending in or out.The miniature pinscher frequently has a docked tail and cropped ears, though the AKC no longer requires ear cropping for shows.
Miniature pinscher breed standard calls for 10 inches to 12½ inches in height allowed, with desired height 11 inches to 11½ inches measured at highest point of the shoulder blades. Females may be longer. The ideal weight for a miniature pinscher is 8-10 pounds.
Miniature pinschers are for experienced dog owners. The miniature pinscher is an assertive, outgoing, active and independent breed.Miniature pinschers are energetic and need a fenced in yard to run in; they make great agility dogs. They are great escape artists and some recommend having a kennel with a lid on it for them to run around in. They are good watch dogs, are alert and wary of strangers.It is recommended that adults and teenagers, rather than young children, play with a miniature pinscher as younger children play rough.
Grooming is easy, as the smooth, short-haired coat requires little attention, needing only occasional brushing and shampooing.Care must be taken in cold weather. Sweaters or baby blankets for a miniature pinscher keep it from getting too cold.Miniature pinschers are an active breed and will need access to a fenced yard, or be given a daily walk.
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