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About this Miniature Pinscher

  • Gender
    Male
  • Available for Breeding
    No
  • Price
    $350.00
  • Sale Type
    Pet for Sale
  • Status
    Available

About The Breed: Miniature Pinscher

History
Although appearing similar to the Doberman Pinscher, the Minpin is not a "Miniature Doberman". Rather, the breed is much older. Although, the miniature pinscher has appeared in paintings and sculptures several centuries ago, the factual documentation on this breed goes back less than 200 years. The Doberman Pinscher was bred by Lois Dobermann in 1890 to resemble a Miniature Pinscher. Both Miniature Pinscher and Dobermann Pinscher share common ancestors. Similarities between the two may result from a common genetic relation to the German Pinscher. Some genetic stock may have been contributed by the Italian Greyhound, the Manchester Terrier, and the Dachshund. The source of confusion regarding the relationship between the Doberman and the Miniature Pinscher may have been the result of a Miniature Pinscher breed standard from the 1930s, which basically stated that the breed should appear as a Doberman in miniature. The Miniature Pinscher was imported into the U.S. in 1919 and was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1925.
Description
The Miniature Pinscher, also known as the Minpin by fanciers, is a toy breed of dog. Minpins were first bred to hunt vermin, especially rats. In its native Germany, the dog is known as the Zwergpinscher. Pinscher, refers to a classification of dogs bred as guardians or to hunt vermin. Zwerg, in German, means Dwarf or Midget. The Mini Pinscher is also known as the "King of the Toy Dogs".

The coat colors, according to most breed standards, are red, stag-red, fawn, and black or chocolate with tan markings. The coat should be short and smooth. The miniature pinscher frequently has a docked tail and cropped ears, although this is becoming a somewhat controversial practice.
General Information
Although the breed is not necessarily bad with children, care must be taken in educating youths about proper handling and play. Although Minpins are known to bound through, around, and over obstacles, they can be easily injured by rough play with a child.

Grooming is easy, as the smooth, short-haired coat requires little attention. Care must be taken in colder weather, however, as this coat provides virtually no protection from the cold.

Due to their instinct to hunt vermin, special care must be taken in preventing a Minpin from "attacking" small objects, such as bottle caps, as they could pose a choking hazard. Minpins are also prone to overeating, and should have their diets monitored to prevent obesity.
Physicality
10 to 12 1/2 inches.
Personality
Dogs, like people, have a wide range of personalities. Although the same is true for Minpins, members of the breed generally share some personality traits. Minpins, by their nature, are not generally timid, calm "lap dogs." Rather, they have an energetic spirit and curious nature. They are generally quite stubborn, but can also be very sweet. Although small, a Minpin generally makes a good watchdog, as the breed is eager to sound the alarm when unfamiliar people and creatures appear in or around the home. They do not understand that they are not the size of a Great Dane.

As with any puppy of any breed, it is important to properly socialize a Minpin puppy with people and dogs. This is especially true for Minpins, since their small size combined with curiosity and fearlessness could pose problems with larger dogs and human houseguests. Fans of the breed argue that its exuberant spirit and small size make it the ideal house or apartment dog. The dog's energetic temperament, cat-like agility, and curious nature, however, may not be for everyone.
Talents and Skills
Watchdog, agility, and competitive obedience.

Welcoming a Miniature Pinscher

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Welcoming your first Miniature Pinscher can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got Miniature Pinscher breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a Miniature Pinscher is right for you and your family. There are thousands of homeless pets that need your help, so consider adopting a pet that needs a loving home. If you choose to go through a breeder, the responsible Miniature Pinscher breeder will always have the best interest of the Miniature Pinscher in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the Miniature Pinscher in person, as well as take back the Miniature Pinscher should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers, puppy mills, and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind. Please spay or neuter your pet! There are already too many homeless, abused and neglected animals in the world.

Miniature Pinscher Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent Miniature Pinscher puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of Miniature Pinschers, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the Miniature Pinschers was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the Miniature Pinscher breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and Miniature Pinscher breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the Miniature Pinscher has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

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