Characteristics of the Miniature Pinscher

Characteristics of the Miniature Pinscher

The min pin, miniature pinscher, is an intelligent, loyal toy breed. The min pin is a small dog but is strong and smart. The miniature pinscher averages about 11 inches in height and weighs about 10 pounds. While this small dog is often considered a lap dog, he offers so much more than that. The min pin comes in a variety of colors that include red, black and tan, and chocolate and tan. The min pin is sometimes erroneously thought to be related to the Doberman pinscher because they have a similar look. The min pin is not related to the Doberman and is a breed unto itself.
The miniature pinscher originated in Germany and is thought to have come from a mix between a dachshund and a greyhound. The min pin is a great companion dog but also has a stubborn streak. The min pin can be rather difficult to train and can have an aggressive streak, especially towards other dogs. To combat these potential problems it is important to properly train your dog including both obedience and socialization.
While you may need to spend time training your min pin you’ll find that once he is trained he is a loyal friend. The min pin needs to know that you are the leader of the pack and cannot be allowed to take the lead. This will only cause trouble and potential obedience problems. The min pin is sometimes called the “king of the toys”. The miniature pincher is very smart and will take advantage of you when given the chance.
When properly trained and socialized, the min pin is an ideal breed for both country and city dwelling. They are perfect for apartment living but they do need daily exercise. They have a lot of energy that needs to be utilized by taking a daily outdoor walk. Proper exercising can help to alleviate behavioral troubles. The miniature pinscher is generally a healthy dog that doesn’t require a lot of grooming. Their smooth, short coat simply needs weekly brushing to keep it free from excess shedding.
The miniature pinscher can be a wonderful companion. Training can be more difficult than with other breeds but once your min pin is trained he’ll be quite reliable. It is essential to leash train your min pin to keep him under control as he could have a tendency to run if left out without supervision. Your min pin will be a happy member of your family for many years to come.

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