The Miniature Pinscher dog breed was originally bred in Germany to hunt vermin, primarily rats, in homes and stables. Many people think that the Miniature Pinscher was developed by breeding Dobermans to progressively smaller sizes, and indeed, the Miniature Pinscher looks similar to a Doberman. However, the Min Pin is a distinct and much older breed. Known as the “King of Toys” for his stately appearance and self-assured attitude, the Miniature Pinscher is a fearless, energetic, and alert companion dog who enjoys the company of his family. See below for complete list of Minature Pinscher characteristics! Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about Miniature Pinscher dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Miniature Pinscher Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Miniature Pinscher Dog Companion Dogs 10 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder 8 to 11 pounds 10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Miniature Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Miniature Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Miniature Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

10 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder

Weight

8 to 11 pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 years

Highlights

Miniature Pinschers are hardy little dogs, but they can be easily injured by roughhousing. Because of this, they’re better suited as pets for older children who have learned how to care for a dog properly.The Min Pin is sensitive to cold. Be sure to put a sweater or coat on him when you take him outside in really cold weather.Because they were originally bred to hunt vermin, Min Pins may attack small objects (such as bottle caps), which can be a choking hazard. He may also take off after small pets that he perceives as prey.Min Pins have a lot of energy — probably more than you have. They’re also very curious. You must supervise your Min Pin constantly, and if you can’t, put him in a crate.You must be willing to take the position of ‘alpha’ in your household. If you don’t, the Min Pin will gladly assume the role.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.