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Miniature Pinscher

Pinscher actually means Terrier in German, and the Miniature Pinscher definitely is a German breed that originated several centuries ago to chase rats from barnyards. Reportedly, the Min Pin includes Dachshund and Italian Greyhound among its ancestors as well as the short-haired German Pinscher. But this member of the Toy Group more resembles his cousin, the Doberman Pinscher, but this "King of the Toys'' is not a miniature Dobie by any means.

The Miniature Pinscher is a compact, smooth-coated pet that is sharp, high-spirited and quite fearless with a prancing, high-stepping walking style that also is unique. The min Pin can be red, red with black hairs, black with some rust markings or chocolate with tan. While the Miniature Pinscher is small, maybe 8-11 pounds and no taller than about a foot at the shoulders, it doesn't know it.

This breed is quick, active and extremely curious. The Min Pin is a good family companion that will challenge intruders to protect his people. They have a bold, sharp bark to warn of danger. It's a good idea to treat the Min Pin like a larger pet that could be stubborn, but is also quite smart. They are perfect for apartment living, but consistent playing and maybe a daily walk here and there should handle all the exercise needs for the Miniature Pinscher. You also will need to occasionally brush and wash them.

If you get a Miniature Pinscher, expect to have your new pet for a long time. Among the most long-lived dogs available, the Min Pin can live from 14-17 years. One health issue is with their legs. Since they love to run around and play with children, if a relatively large child fell on one it could break a leg. They also could develop Patellar Luxation, which is a dislocation of the kneecap (patella). Issues with their hip joints also could develop, but most likely your Min Pin will live a long, healthy life.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized this breed in 1925.

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Pinscher actually means Terrier in German, and the Miniature Pinscher definitely is a German breed that originated several centuries ago to chase rats from barnyards. Reportedly, the Min Pin includes Dachshund and Italian Greyhound among its ancestors as well as the short-haired German Pinscher....

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