Miniature Pinscher puppies: This small dog is very intelligent, strong for its size, courageous, proud, & wants to please. Miniature Pinscher dogs make very good guard dogs in spite of their size & will protecting you if in danger.
Contrary to popular belief, the Miniature Pinscher is not simply a "toy" version of the much larger Doberman Pinscher. It is instead a separate breed, although it has the German Standard Pinscher in its background, much as the Doberman Pinscher does. This friendly, incredibly smart little dog is very proud and has exquisitely regal bearing. Miniature Pinscher puppies will make excellent pets, as long as you provide the appropriate guidance.
Miniature Pinscher’s History
The Miniature Pinscher, or "Min Pin," is a very old breed, although formal records of its ancestry only date back to about 200 years ago. It's a breed of German origin, developed from the Italian Greyhound, the Dachshund, and the German Pinscher. Although it looks like a miniature Doberman Pinscher, it is not (although both the Miniature Pinscher and the Doberman Pinscher have breed development connections to the German Pinscher). It was historically used to control rodents in barnyards. Its presence was largely limited to Germany and the Scandinavian countries until the early 1900s. Since then, it has become very popular in the US, with its first registration with the American Kennel Club occurring in 1925.
In 1895, the Pinscher Klub in Germany gave the Miniature Pinscher its first standard, leading to significant advances in development thereafter even outside of Germany.
It remained a rare breed in the United States before 1928, until the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc., was formed in 1929. It was originally classified in the Terrier Group, but is now a "Toy" as of 1930. In 1972, the original "Pinscher (Toy)" classification was changed to "Miniature Pinscher."
Miniature Pinscher’s Appearance
The classic-colored Miniature Pinscher dog, with a black coat and rust markings, looks astonishingly like a tiny copy of the Doberman Pinscher. Other colors that are acceptable are chocolate with tan red markings, and a color called "stag red" which is a red coat with black hairs. The coat's texture is hard, smooth, and short, very close to the body and sleek.
This little dog's bearing is nothing short of "regal." With a relatively long, compact and muscular body and long legs for its size, the Miniature Pinscher dog looks like the athlete it is. Intelligent and extremely alert, you can simply see the "wheels turning" as your little pet seeks to figure out what you want and how to please. The eyes are brown, slightly oval in shape, and miss nothing. The ears and tail can be cropped or left natural, as the case may be in the United States, although the AKC requires tail cropping. It's illegal to crop the Miniature Pinscher's ears in most European countries. Tiny catlike feet and a nimble, graceful, high-stepping gait complete the exquisite appearance of the Miniature Pinscher dog. Miniature pitchers weigh just 8 to 10 pounds in adulthood and stand 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder.
Miniature Pinscher’s Temperament
Your little pet is very, very intelligent, strong for its size, courageous and proud, and wants to please. Although sweet and gentle with those he or she loves, your pet actually makes a very good guard dog (in spite of his or her size) because he or she is also very courageous and will have no problem protecting you in the event that you are in danger.
With proper boundaries and plenty of guidance, Miniature Pinscher puppies are exceedingly sweet-tempered and eager to please. However, it's very easy to spoil your little pet because of his or her size; tiny dogs like the Miniature Pinscher, unfortunately, can develop something called "Small Dog Syndrome," whereby he or she becomes a spoiled rotten brat because you, the owner, allow him or her to "rule the roost." Miniature Pinschers are never truly happy unless they get firm but gentle guidance at all times. Make sure you provide it. Your pet is very smart, so he or she will be exceedingly trainable and eager to learn as long as you function as the "alpha dog."
Miniature Pinscher’s Proper Environment
Because Miniature Pinscher puppies are so small, they do very well with apartment life, but they do need plenty of exercise, including a daily walk. Simply playing with your pet indoors and providing plenty of opportunity to "romp" will use up a lot of his or her excess energy, but a daily walk is still a necessity even so.
In addition, although the Miniature Pinscher dog is exceedingly trainable, make sure you provide guidance especially when it comes to housetraining. If you don't provide guidance and make sure your pet does his/her "duty" out-of-doors, he or she will simply assume that it's perfectly fine to do so indoors. Once any bad habits are established, they can be very hard to break, since your small dog can also be stubborn.
Miniature Pinscher are equally good pets for single, devoted owners or a large family, and they are generally very good with children as long as the adults in the house provide proper guidance and make sure children handle these types of canines carefully.
Although Miniature Pinscher puppies can certainly exist well in cold weather, they don't do well unprotected in especially frigid temperatures. Dressing your pet properly before winter walks is absolutely necessary, because his or her short, sleek fur provides little protection against the elements. Proper dog clothing such as sweaters and even booties will make your pet much more comfortable.
Miniature Pinscher’s Health
Despite its tiny size, you can rest assured that your little dog is destined to live a long and healthy life with proper care from you and from your veterinarian. The Miniature Pinscher dog is one of the healthiest breeds, and you can expect your pet to have a life expectancy of a good 15 years or even more.
Miniature Pinscher’s Grooming
The Miniature Pinscher's short, sleek coat is very easy to take care of. Combing and brushing on a regular basis will get rid of any loose hairs, as will wiping down your pet's sleek coat with a damp, warm cloth. Bathe only if necessary. Keep your pet out of cold temperatures until he or she is dry after a bath, exposure to the elements, or wipe down.
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