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Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinschers are known as “King of the Toy Dogs,” and are often described as being a big dog in a small body. According to the American Kennel Club, Mini Pinschers are small, but spirited dogs whose name means “Terrier” in German. Mini Pinschers, or “Min Pins”, are a distinctly German breed that originated several centuries ago as efficient barnyard ratters.

Miniature Pinscher Personality
Paw Print Bullet Mini Pinschers are active and lively little pups with a warm curiosity
Paw Print Bullet A stubborn but smart puppy, the Min Pin is a perfect companion for a family
Paw Print Bullet Small, quick, and protective

Miniature Pinscher Size
Paw Print Bullet 8-10 pounds
Paw Print Bullet 10-12.5 inches at the shoulders

Miniature Pinscher Family and Home
Paw Print Bullet The Miniature Pinscher is happiest with a family that treats him like a standard-sized dog
Paw Print Bullet A great learner, the Min Pin is perfect for families with children and other pets
Paw Print Bullet Not suited for a household with a lot of small objects since they will chew on them
Paw Print Bullet Their small size makes them perfect for apartment life in a warm city

Miniature Pinscher Bark
Paw Print Bullet The compact Min Pin will scare intruders with their bold, insistent bark when they feel threatened

Miniature Pinscher Training
Paw Print Bullet Miniature Pinschers should be trained and socialized early on to avoid small dog syndrome (human induced behaviors) and their sometimes demanding temperament
Paw Print Bullet Min Pins are quick learners who respond well to commands, boundaries, limitations, and a pack leader

Miniature Pinscher Exercise
Paw Print Bullet Min Pins require a daily walk to keep their behavior on track
Paw Print Bullet Playtime in a small apartment or yard is perfect for this mini adventurer

Miniature Pinscher Coat
Paw Print Bullet Coats are generally solid red, stag red (red mixed with black), or black with defined spots of red
Paw Print Bullet Smooth and soft-haired, the Min Pin requires a weekly brushing and the occasional shampooing

Miniature Pinscher Care
Paw Print Bullet A daily walk and the occasional romp in the yard will keep the Min Pin happy and healthy
Paw Print Bullet The Min Pin hates the cold and prefer to live in a sunny state

Miniature Pinscher Health
Paw Print Bullet Miniature Pinschers are generally healthy, especially with a high-quality diet, annual veterinary check-ups and a regular dose of love

Miniature Pinscher Lifespan
Paw Print Bullet 12-14 years

Miniature Pinscher Rescue
Paw Print Bullet If you’re interested in adopting a Min Pin go to petfinder.com or visit your local animal shelter

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May 19, 2006 By : Category : DOGS 411 i LOVE DOGS BREEDS M-O Small Terrier Tags:
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