Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc
The square-proportioned miniature pinscher has a compact, sturdy body with moderate tuck up and sort coupling. Its hallmark traits are its spirited animation, complete self-possession and high-stepping hackney gait. It is upstanding and alert. The coat is smooth, hard and short. It is among the most athletic of toy breeds.
Among the most energetic of all breeds, the min pin is a perpetual motion machine. It is busy, inquisitive, playful, bold and brash. It retains terrier-like traits and tends to be stubborn and independent. It can be scrappy with other dogs and may chase small animals. It is reserved with strangers.
|Height||Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg)Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg)|
|Colors||Black & Rust Black & Tan Chocolate & Rust Chocolate & Tan Red Stag Red|
|Good In Apartments||
The Miniature Pinscher is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Miniature Pinscher should be protected from the cold.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
Min Pins need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard. Make sure any yard in which they can run loose has a fence high enough to prevent their determined efforts to escape and explore.
Easy Training: Training for the Miniature Pinscher must be consistent. The Miniature Pinscher is eager to learn and obeys commands fairly quickly, but it can also be stubborn. As this is a working dog, it is best not to spoil it, as this increases its willfulness. Miniature Pinschers are difficult to housebreak.
Low Maintenance: Min Pins are really easy to groom — there’s almost nothing to it because of their short, smooth coat. Just use a bristle brush once or twice a week.
Moderate Shedding: They shed an average amount, but their small size means that there is less fur shed than from a larger dog with the same kind of short coat.