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Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed Information


Breed Name: Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher dogs are considered as good guard dogs. They are popularly known as “King of Toys”. They are courageous and lively by nature.

Nick Name: Min Pin, King of the Toys

Origin: Germany

Ancient Use: Bred primarily to hunt vermin and rats in homes and stables.

Type: Small-sized dog

Built: Compact and Sturdy built

Appearance: Miniature Pinscher are found in solid red, stag red, blue stag red, chocolate stag red, fawn stag red, as well as black in colors. They have docked tail and cropped ears. They have slightly oval eyes.

Temperament: Clever, Responsive, and Friendly

Height: Males 10 – 12 inches, Females 10 – 11 inches

Weight: 8 – 11 pounds

Average Life: About 10-14 years

Species: Terrier

Barking Status: Active Barkers

Family Dog: They can be a good family dog but remain very active indoors so, require lots of care.

Preferable Temperature: Prefer warm climate

Active Breed: Yes

Member of: AKC

Socialization Status: No

Health Status: Miniature Pinscher dogs are generally healthy, but like all breeds they are prone to Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, and Patellar Luxation.

What to Feed:

Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

How to Care:

  • Needs brushing two or three times a week
  • Needs daily exercise and walk
  • Comb only if it is necessary



Swati takes pride of being a dog lover. Her current passions include blogging, writing and collecting dog pictures of various breeds. She is an active member of stray dog care society.

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