Name: Miniature Pinscher
Other names: Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, King of the Toys
Country of origin: Germany
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Indoor Dogs, Decorative Dogs
Life span: 15 years
Temperament: Playful, Outgoing, Energetic, Responsive, Smart, Friendly
Height: Females: 25-28 cm; Males: 25-30 cm
Weight: Males: 4–5 kg; Females: 3.5–4 kg
Color: Deer Red, Chocolate and brown-tan, Black and brown-tan, Black and rust, Chocolate and rusty rust, Red
Price of puppies: $1,000 to $6,000 USD
The Miniature Pinscher is a lively, cheerful, strong dog with a proud, pompous look, for which American enthusiasts especially fell in love. Until the 1900s outside of Germany, this breed was completely unknown. The Miniature Pinscher resembles a Doberman, but there is no blood relationship between these breeds. Also known as a deer-like dog.
The muscular, compact body is slightly wedge-shaped. Ribs well sprung. Forbrust is developed. The lower chest is at the level of the elbows. Standing or moving, the backline is straight or slightly sloping. The croup is straight and level with the topline. The loin is short and strong. The abdomen is moderately tucked up. Males are characterized by a square build (proportions are determined by the ratio of the length of the body from the protrusion of the shoulder-blade joint to the ischial tuberosity to the measurement from the withers to the ground). Females of a more elongated format.
The Miniature Pinscher is an alert, strong, energetic, and loyal dog. Despite its small size, it is distinguished by great courage. She makes a good family dog. Strong enough to catch mice. By nature, she looks well-groomed, carries herself proudly, is always lively and energetic.