|Other names:||Pisncher toy
|FCI Dog Group||Group 2. Pinscher and Schnauzer-Mplosoid type dogs Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Section 1 - Pinscher and Schnauzer.
The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog of the pinscher type originating from Germany. Miniature Pinschers are for experienced dog owners. Many people underestimate the care, time, and effort needed in order to raise a Miniature Pinscher.
Your Pet’s Age
25 to 30 cm
Black and tan or solid (red)
Difficult but can be good if it gets used to it since it is a puppy
15 years approx
Companion and guard dog
Energetic, smart, receptive and outgoing
The origin of the miniature pinscher dates back to the 18th century in German lands. What is not known for sure is the variety of races involved in its birth. One theory bets on the cross between English greyhounds, dachshunds and terriers. Meanwhile, the other party bets on an origin based on crosses between manchester terrier and toy.
Like the Andalusian winemakers, the purpose of the miniature pinscher was none other than to eliminate rodents and shrews from the German farms of yesteryear. The meaning of his name translates to ‘teether’ and, given his character, it suits him like a glove.
The Miniature Pinscher is a curious, intelligent and open-minded dog with a great need to move. Despite its small size, it is an attentive and persistent watchdog with a low stimulus threshold. The dog is initially suspicious of strangers, but quickly gains confidence. If there is lack of education or too little exercise, he may bark and tends to be nervous.
Legg Perthes Syndrome or Hip Dysplasia, patellar luxation, scabies and color mutations, epilepsy or progressive retinal atrophy.