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Small and lithe, the Miniature Pinscher is a breed that has its roots from the western part of Europe. It was bred in Germany originally to hunt down vermin. It has similar looks to the Doberman and many are of the opinion that the Miniature Pinscher was developed by breeding Dobermans to smaller sizes. The Miniature Pinscher is one known for its gallant appearance. It exudes confidence. It has a lot of nicknames such as King of Toys, Mini Doberman, Mini Doberman Pinscher, Zwergpinscher, and Miniature Pinscher. It is an alert companion and a very energetic one. Discover more about our Miniature Pinscher puppies for sale below!

Breed History 

The Miniature Pinscher is thought to be an aged breed. However, the history books can only date it back to a couple of hundred years ago. As mentioned earlier, it originates from Germany where it is believed to have been developed for vermin hunting in homes and stables. 

It was first called the Reh Pinscher in ancient Germany. This was because of its similarity to a small deer that was native to the forests of Germany years ago. A lot of people think the Miniature Pinscher is similar to the Doberman in appearance and many think it is a mini Doberman. 

However, this is inconsistent with documentation because the Miniature Pinscher is a distinct and much older breed to the Doberman. The first breed standard of the Miniature Pinscher was developed as far back as 1895 when the Pinscher Klub was founded (later renamed the Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub). 

They would later be first displayed at the Stuttgart Dog Show in Germany. This took place later in 1900, a time when they were unknown outside of Germany. 

The Miniature Pinscher wouldn’t get to the United States till around 1919 after the first world war. They were developed from the short-haired German Pinscher and the Italian Greyhound. 

Temperament 

The King of Toys has a spirited, confident personality that is both exciting and frightening. He is highly energetic and very curious. He is an excellent detective and a good watchdog. He is always trying to probe into everything. 

Having a Miniature Pinscher is like living with a toddler, he needs to be watched closely. The Miniature Pinscher is an escape artist. You can’t let your guard down or have weak spots in your fences, he’ll find them and dash off. He doesn’t lay around lazily. 

He loves to entertain and loves attention. His temperament is highly affected by the training received during his puppyhood. 

Environment 

The Miniature Pinscher is an escape artist who doesn’t lounge around the house. There would have to be raised fences with no crevice that they could dash through. 

Provided they are well-trained; apartment owners could live comfortably with them. They aren’t however, advised to be adopted by people with cluttered homes. 

Their high curiosity and vermin hunting instincts make them attack small objects like bottle caps, which can cause a choking hazard. If you can’t pay them the needed attention, it is advisable to put them in a crate. 

Exercise 

The Miniature Pinscher is lively and smart so it is best that you challenge them mentally and physically. Play lively games of Fetch or Chase with the Miniature Pinscher to challenge it mentally and physically. You can also take 30 -50 minutes long walks with them. They are great to jog with too.

Grooming

The Miniature Pinscher is a fine-looking dog with coat colors like chocolate and rust, red, black and rust. He as a short outer coat that only requires brushing every few days to keep his coat shiny. Use a soft bristle brush for this. 

Bathing should be limited to occasions when the Miniature Pinscher has rolled into something dirty or stinking because bathing dries its skin. You can, however, use a washcloth with warm water to wipe its coat. Daily brushing is also advised to avoid gum disease or bad breath. 

Nails should be trimmed to prevent painful tears. Ears should be checked weekly for sores, redness and bad odor. The presence of this indicates an infection that needs to be treated immediately. 

Our Miniature Pinscher puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Miniature Pinscher puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Miniature Pinscher puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Miniature Pinscher puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Miniature Pinscher

Are Miniature Pinschers great with kids? 

If raised with kids who treat him carefully and kindly, the Miniature Pinscher would adore them and treat them well. However, if treated roughly by kids, he could become equally mean to them.

Do Miniature Pinschers make good pets?

Yes, they do, if they are provided a suitable environment.

How can I choose the best Puppy from a Miniature Pinscher litter?

Personality tests can be carried out to determine which is best for you.

Are Miniature Pinschers Hypoallergenic? 

They aren’t hypoallergenic.

 Are Miniature Pinschers heavy shedding canines?

Miniature Pinschers are not heavy shedders. They are known to be moderate shedders.

Do Miniature Pinschers get along with other dogs?

They are not known to get along well with other dogs. They have a bold personality and will often get into fights with other dogs.

Are Miniature Pinschers good guard dogs?

They are great watch dogs even though they are aggressive and confrontational. They can serve as guard dogs but their forte is as watchdogs. They are quick to alert homeowners about the presence of intruders.

Do Miniature Pinschers bark a lot?

They are very expressive canines and can be excessive with their barks. They do this when they want their owner’s attention.

Are Miniature Pinschers good swimmers?

They don’t love to swim because their lean body doesn’t allow for efficient swimming. 

How long do Miniature Pinschers live?

There are some of these pooches who have lived more than 15 years but on average, they live for about 12-15 years.


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