Miniature Pinscher

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Life span

14 Years


4.5 Kg


Toy Dogs

Miniature Pinscher Overview

This dog breed looks similar to a Doberman. However, the Miniature Pinscher is an older dog breed. They’re energetic, fearless, alert and make great companions. This dog breed really enjoys the company of their family and loves nothing more than being active outdoors. If you’re looking for a dog breed that's active and you can workout with, then the Miniature Pinscher is an ideal dog for you.

This dog breed measures 35-28 cm in height for females and 25- 30 cm males. Weight varies from 3.5kg - 4kg female and 4-5kg males.

Miniature Pinscher Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Minature Pinscher dog breed goes back several centuries ago. Based on the previous history this dog breed is based on the idea that the Min Pin is a cross-breed of the Italian Greyhound and the Dachshund.

Miniature Pinscher Temperament

The Minature Pinscher is well-groomed, vigorous, alert and very proud. This dog breed is rather fearless and loves a bit of action! Best known for having a spirited presence and aloof attitude to life. They're very active and love to entertain by running around and around and having fun with their loved ones. 

This dog breed is wonderfully kind and eager to learn. Their can-do attitude will make training your Min Pin that little bit easier. Plenty of patience and rewarding treats will help reinforce your training commands and will result in a very happy and content dog.

Miniature Pinscher Training

The Minature Pinscher is very intelligent and adores their families, but they're also prone to being very independent and this can sometimes test the patience of their owners. Obedience training is a must and early socialisation is needed so the dog grows up to be well-rounded and well-behaved. Positive training will result in your Min Pin being very happy, well-mannered and content.


The Miniature Pinschers coat is short and easily maintained. A weekly soft brush will work wonders on a Min Pins coat to keep it maintained and in good condition. This dog breed loves attention and affection so what better way to spend quality time together bonding and using this time to really get to know one another and strengthen the loving bond between dog and owner. 

Miniature Pinschers nails can grow long very quickly and therefore regular trimming of the nails is necessary to help keep them in good condition.


The Minature Pinscher is a relatively healthy dog breed, however, like other dog breeds there are health conditions they can be predisposed to and all responsible breeders should do routine genetic testing before using the breeding parents to breed a Min Pin. Health conditions such as Epilepsy, Heart Defects, Thyroid issues and Patellar Luxation. 

This wonderful dog breed needs regular teeth brushing to prevent dental disease and regular check-ups at the vets to help maintain a healthy and happy life. 

Miniature Pinscher Exercise Needs

This gorgeous dog breed is very active and athletic and requires ample exercise. The Min Pin requires two walks a day to help ensure they're mentally stimulated, healthy and happy. They love the best of both worlds; a long cuddle on the sofa and lots of adventures in the great outdoors. 

If you have a garden, then let your Min Pin play to their heart's content with their favourite toys.

Children and other pets

The Minature Pinscher is small and has dainty bone structure and therefore they can get injured rather easily if not handled correctly. This dog breed is great with children as long as they know and understand how to handle them correctly. The Min Pin is better suited to children of older age, who understand how to play with a dog gently. If a Min Pin has a bad experience with a child, their less likely to forget and this can make them fearful. Playtime should always be supervised between dogs and children.

This dog breed is good with other pets as long as they're socialised correctly and from a young age.