The Dog Care

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher 2

Miniature Pinscher

About Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher is energetic, fearless, and alert breeds who are very sensitive to smelling and hearing. These tiny, goofy dogs are very fond of dwelling within a family and can be your perfect companion at all times. 

A lovely little family is all that this breed craves and can adapt to small living spaces like apartments.

More About This Breed​

Characteristics

History

The dog breed was initially bred to hunt for worms, rats, and Insects in the stables and people’s homes. This is one of the old breeds of dogs that resembles the breed named Doberman. 

However, it is surprising to know that the Min Pin is amongst the pure-bred dogs. They originated from the German Pinscher. These dogs were said to be the bravest as they were very good at sensing danger.

Miniature Pinscher 5

Personality​

  • Playful nature and adaptive temperament make the Min Pin a perfect companion to live with. The dogs can adapt to apartment life very well. 
  • The Min Pin can tolerate living alone for long. So if you have work to attend to and have to leave your dog alone, that would not be a problem. They can very well adapt to timing. 
  • These breeds are susceptible, which makes them one of the most friendly breeds. They are very affectionate towards their family and love when they’re around kids. Miniature Pinscher is even friendly with strangers. Therefore, they need some training before they can take up on guard duties. 
  • Because of their intelligence, these dogs are easy to train, and they learn fast. But, also, their sensitive senses have a drawback in that they can bark and howl at almost everything. 
  • If you have other pets at home, then these dogs will love to co-exist with them. They will be friendly and playful. 
  • Miniature Pinschers can be very threatened by lack of attention from their families sometimes and might start behaving bizarrely.

Common Health Problems

Though they are considered one of the healthiest breeds because of no hereditary illness, they may sometimes get ill. These can cause them sine bodily injuries or some discomfort in their body. 

Some common illness and health problems that the miniature pinscher might suffer from are

  • Dislocated knees, the condition is known as Patellar Luxation
  • Hip joint degeneration, known as Legg Calve Perthes Disease. 
  • Progressive retinal atrophy, which is the gradual loss of vision. 
  • Obesity
Miniature Pinscher 6

Diet

The breed needs dry dog food per ounce of their weight on an everyday basis when they’re puppies. When they grow into an adult, the portion is to be halved. These dogs do well with a protein-rich diet that helps to keep their bones steady.  

The less active dogs of this breed are to be fed food that is rich in fiber. However, make sure to monitor their food and prevent them from getting obese.

Coat Color and Grooming ​

Their coat is smooth and short. They don’t have an undercoat. Miniature Pinscher is available in many shades of red, black, brown. Some of the standard shades include blue stag red, solid red, fawn stag red, chocolate, grey, black and fawn with rust points or tan points. 

Since these dogs shed less, their grooming needs are minor. All they need is a little cleaning regularly and a timely bath as recommended by the vet. 

Make sure to clip their nails and clean them so that nobody gets hurt.

Exercise Needs

The Miniature Pinscher has a very high level of energy. With all this energy inside them, they need an intense exercise session to shed it all out. Since they are very playful, consider taking them to parks where they can run around and play with your children.

Since they love to spend time with their families, nothing would make them happier than playing with their family members.