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.
All dog breeds have different levels of intellect. Some dog breeds; working dogs in particular, are very independent thinkers and have been evolved to be very intelligent. Typically, a highly intelligent dog does well in obedience training and other activities. A highly intelligent dog can be very demanding and do require lots of physical and mental stimulation. If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back dog, that doesn’t require lots of mental and physical stimulation, then you must fully understand the level of intelligence of your dog breed of choice.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, you must fully understand their intellect levels and their specific levels of energy. To keep your dog well-balanced and happy, their needs must be met and maintained.
All dog breeds have different needs when it comes to the level of exercise they require. For the high energy dogs; which are your typical working dogs, they have a lot of energy and require lots of daily exercise along with plenty of mental stimulation. A highly energetic dog breed would suit an individual or family that is equally as active and loves the outdoors. There are also breeds that have relatively low exercise needs, such as toy dog breeds. Although they require daily exercise and mental stimulation, they’re just as happy chilling at home with their loved ones. This type of dog breed would suit an individual or family that prefers the peace and quiet and relaxation.
Before deciding on your chosen dog breed, Mypetzilla recommends that you research the exercise needs and whether you’re well equipped before committing to buying or adopting a particular dog breed.
There are several dog breeds that are known and potentially predisposed to developing health related conditions. Sensible breeding can help prevent the onset of health related conditions and this should always be taken into condition when researching your dog breed of choice. Before committing to a dog, you should speak to the breeder about any health related conditions that may affect the dog you’re looking to buy or adopt. You can also request to see any test results from genetic testing.
There are many dog breeds that tolerate children really well and are not affected by the constant noise and need for play-time. However, there are some dog breeds that don’t do very well with children and can become frustrated and snappy. That being said, all children should be shown how to handle and care for a dog in their home and should always be supervised when playing. As much as a dog can become annoyed and snappy with a younger child, the child can also become less tolerant and misbehaved towards the dog.
Mypetzilla recommends that you always supervise play-time between your children and dog. Children need to respect the boundaries and feeding time for the dog and likewise for the child. We also strongly advise that play-time doesn’t get out of control and too rough which can cause injury to both child and dog.
There are lots of dog breeds that are well suited to living in an apartment. It’s worthwhile noting that you need to check that you’re allowed dogs in your building before committing to bringing one home. If you do decide to own a dog and are living in an apartment, then you must make sure that they have plenty of room to roam around and frequent walks outside to prevent them from becoming bored and depressed.
Mypetzilla recommends that you check as to whether you’re allowed dogs in your apartment building and to fully ensure your apartment is dog proof before committing fully to bringing a dog home.
All dog breeds shed to some extent, some more than others. With this, all potential dog owners should be aware of this, as it will be a matter of putting up with some hair or lots of hair being left around the house. Depending on the dog breed, there are certain times during the year where some dog breeds shed the most and this is typically around spring and autumn. However, there are some dog breeds that shed all year round.
If you’re very house-proud, they you may want to choose a dog breed that sheds very little. Mypetzilla strongly recommends that you fully research your dog breed of choice and their shedding levels before committing.
All dog breeds require different levels of grooming. Some dog breeds are easier to maintain than others and only require a weekly brush to help keep their coat in good condition. There are some dog breeds that require regular trips to the grooming parlour and this can come at a huge cost. Either way, all dog breeds require their coat and nails to be maintained and cared for.
Mypetzilla strongly advices that potential owners research the grooming needs and associated costs with their desired dog breed before fully committing.
Barking is a necessity for your dog to communicate. However, it can also be a nuisance to yourself and fellow neighbours if it’s not kept under control. If you live in an apartment, then you’re better off choosing a dog breed that doesn’t bark as much. If you live further out and far from civilisation, then it’s worthwhile looking into a dog breed that does bark and will bark to alert you of any other company on your property.
Mypetzilla advices that you research the behaviours of your dog breed of choice and whether this would work for you and your family. It’s worth noting that dogs can be trained to bark less and this will take a lot of effort and training from the owner.
Majority dog breeds form very close relationships with their owners and as a result can become very stressed when left alone for a period of time. If a dog is suffering with separation anxiety then they’re very likely to become destructive around the home as a way of dealing with their anxieties. Dog breeds that do form strong bonds with their owners are better accustomed to a household where one member of the family remains home, whilst the others are out, this is to help avoid further anxieties and destructive behaviours.
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential owners research their dog breed of choice on their bonding abilities and how well-adjusted they are to being left alone at home. It’s also worth noting that you should never leave your dog for longer than 4 hours alone at home.
There are certain dogs breeds that have very high intellect and therefore easier to train than other dog breeds. There is also a downside to this; as fast as they learn the new trick or command, they can easily pick up bad habits just as quick. Other dog breeds that don’t rank as high on the intellect scale require patience and plenty of reward treats from their owners during training.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, Mypetzilla advices you to fully research your dog breed of choice and their level of training needs.
All dog breeds have different energy levels. The working dog breed has one of the highest energy levels in comparison to the low-energy dog’s breeds such as the Toy dog breed group. To keep a dog truly happy, healthy and well-balanced, their energy levels must be met.
High-energy dog breeds need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. High energy dog breeds would suit an active family or person. Dog breeds that are considered as low-energy, love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and sleeping in their favourite, comfy spot. A low-energy dog breed would suit an individual that equally loves the quiet life and relaxing lifestyle. Of course, low-energy dogs still need their daily walks and mental stimulation, just not as much as a high-energy dog breed.
Mypetzilla recommends that potential owner research fully on the type of dog breed that would suit their existing lifestyle and to also take into consideration the dog breeds energy levels and exercise requirements.
Before you decide on what dog breed would be suitable for you and your family, you must consider whether they’re a friendly dog breed and if you already have other pets within the household. For homes that already have dogs and other domestic pets, then it’s wise to choose a dog breed that has a friendly personality and temperament.
There are some dog breeds that mix well with other dog breeds and there are others that don’t suit one another and this could potentially cause issues later on down the line.
Another important point to consider is whether the dog breed of choice is friendly towards people and children.
Mypetzilla recommends to research fully on the right dog breed for your family and to also consider their temperament and characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.