The Miniature Pinscher is a playful, energetic, friendly, loyal, and alert small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Miniature Pinscher, which may also be referred to as Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, is a great small dog that you will easily fall in love with. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Miniature Pinscher descends from Daschund, Italian Greyhound, and German Pinscher. The Miniature Pinscher can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their playful, energetic, friendly, loyal, and alert personality! According the the American Kennel Club, the Miniature Pinscher is part of the Toy breed group, which allows you to find other dogs that are similar to them. The Miniature Pinscher is equally liked and disliked when it comes to popularity, this means that you may or may not love it. The Miniature Pinscher may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Miniature Pinscher is known for its Small size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Miniature Pinscher, or Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, varies in height from anywhere between 10in to 12in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. While weighing between 8lbs to 11lbs, the Miniature Pinscher may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Miniature Pinscher is a small dog with a Short, smooth, hard, and sleek type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking to buy one of the Miniature Pinscher will find that they are available in the colors of black with rust, chocolate with tan, red, or red with black .


The Miniature Pinscher is average when it comes to intelligence, it may learn tricks very fast or it may take some extra time. The Miniature Pinscher is average in the training category, it can be trained at a decent rate and will be able to do at least the basics. The Miniature Pinscher is very playful, but can have its moments where it would rather lay around than play, but that will not be very often. If you are looking for a dog that will keep you on your feet then the Miniature Pinscher would be a great choice for you. The Miniature Pinscher is a very affectionate small dog that will want to spend a lot of its time cuddled up with you. The Miniature Pinscher is not good with children, but it may take an interest in them and if it is around them for a long time it may eventually learn to like them. The Miniature Pinscher will not do well with new people, make sure you keep this dog on a leash when taking it near unfamiliar people. The Miniature Pinscher might not be the biggest dog in the world, but it will be a great watchdog and will scare off intruders! The Miniature Pinscher is below average when it comes to other dogs, it will not do well in a home where there are other dogs unless they grow up together. The Miniature Pinscher should not be brought into a home with a cat, it may be very dangerous for the cat. When it comes to cats, the Miniature Pinscher it will cause you a lot of stress to bring this dog into a home with cats. The Miniature Pinscher is average when it comes to being around cats, it may love them or hate them. The Miniature Pinscher is above average when it comes to cats, it will more than likely always like them but on occasion it may meet a cat that it is not so friendly with. The Miniature Pinscher loves cats, it might even take all of your cats attention and they could spend all their time together!


When it comes to shedding, the Miniature Pinscher sheds much less than most, it will require less clean up than the Japanese Spitz, Prazsky Krysarik, or Boston Terrier would need. The Miniature Pinscher is not hypoallergenic, it may not be a good choice for those who have a lot of allergies, especially to dogs. The Miniature Pinscher requires little grooming, thus you will have more time and money to put towards other things for your small dog. The Miniature Pinscher may get sick on occasion, just as any human, but it will be bearable and you will love your time with this dog. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Miniature Pinscher these issues include Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, and Patellar Luxation. The upkeep for the Miniature Pinscher can cost you up to an estimate of $1200 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.