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Lifespan – 10 to 14 years – Food and proper healthcare will have a direct impact on the longevity of the dog’s lifespan.
Activity Level – High –Miniature Pinschers have a surprisingly high energy level for their size. They will have more energy than most owners. They are a very active breed that has no issues being the dominate one in the household. It is important to let a Miniature Pinscher know you are in charge or they will gladly take over the role of being the boss.
Potential Height– 8 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder
Potential Weight – 8 to 11 pounds – Miniature Pinschers have been bred to be small. A purebred Miniature Pinscher rarely ends up weighing over 12 pounds.
Barking – Moderate – They will high alert mode without hesitation. A MinPin is quick to bark. It is important to train them when they should and should not bark. Otherwise they may bark too often. Consistent and proper training is important for a Miniature Pinscher because they are so willing to be the dominate one.
Shedding – Average – Miniature Pinschers shed what is considered to be an average amount. However, they have very short hair so their hair is not very noticeable. Also they are a very small dog, therefore there is a very small quantity of hair overall.
Family Friendly – Yes – While a Miniature Pinscher is pet friendly, you will want to make sure your family is pet friendly. A Miniature Pinscher is easily injured because of their small stature. Small children may be more likely to injure a MinPin.
Pet Friendly – Moderately – It is important to socialize all dogs at a young age. When they are socialized at a young age they are more likely to get along with their furry companions. Keep in mind that a MinPin needs a lot interaction so they will not like playing “second fiddle” to another dog.
Miniature Pinschers are also commonly referred to as a Minpin. Do you think they look a lot like a smaller version of a Doberman Pinscher? Most people assume the smallest male and female Doberman Pinschers in each litter of puppies were bred over an extended period of time to produce a smaller version of a Doberman Pinscher. However, this is just not the case. Surprisingly, the Miniature Pinscher is not related to the Doberman Pinscher at all. The Minpin is a combination between an Italian Greyhound and a Dachshund. The small frame of the Miniature Pinscher come from the Dachshund and the longer legs are an attribute acquired from the Italian Greyhound. The fact that the Minpin and Doberman look similar is just a coincidence. The origins of the Miniature Pinscher breed actually predate the Doberman Pinscher breed.
The Miniature Pinscher does not know it is a small dog. They are quite fearless. They actually make a great watchdog because they are so alert and fearless. They have an independent mind and can be manipulative. They will make you prove you deserve to be the boss. The Miniature Pinschers was originally bred to catch small rodents such as mice. Therefore, they will like to have a lot of toys, toys and more toys. They are ideal for someone who wants to have a loyal lifelong play pal.
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Here are a few celebrities that have Miniature Pinschers: Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, & Chloe Grace Moretz.