1) Not a Doberman
Many people believe, that Miniature Pinscher is a smaller shrinked type of the Doberman Pinscher. But that can not be far from the truth. Even though they are called miniature, they are a breed of their own. Plus, the Min Pin is much older breed than the Doberman and they do not share any common blood.
2) King of Toys
The Miniature Pinscher is tireless machine who is commonly nicknamed as a King of Toys. The name is fitting their personality amazingly, not only because of their king complex, but also for their neverending love for toys.
3) Giant personality
It seems, that Miniature Pinscher does not know that they are small dogs. They are extremely fearless, extroverted and proud and they can be bossy to much larger dogs, even to Great Danes. Thanks to this, they make good watchdogs.
Miniature Pinschers are amazingly intelligent little devils. Which makes them capable to teach all kind of tricks, but sometimes it might be hard to keep their attention. But overall, Min Pins respond well to obedience dog training.
This breed was unkonwn for the world outside the Germany and Scandinavia until the 1900s. They were registered with the AKC in 1925 and their popularity grew up very fast from there. Nowadays, the Miniature Pinscher is a popular breed all across the world.
6) Active dogs
As you can probably guess, this small dog is very energetic. They definitely need at least one daily long walk and they would love any kind of more exhausting exercise. But thanks to their small size, they are best suited for apartment living.
7) Not for novices
Miniature Pinscher can have mind of their own, which can be challenging for their owners. They are not the best choice for the first time owners, especially because they can be very possesive of toys and food.
Miniature Pinscher should be between 10 to 12 inches tall which is 25 – 30 cms and 8 to 11 pounds heavy which is 3 and a half to 5 kg. The miniature pinschers posses an elegant square build
We already said, that they do not share bloodline with the Doberman Pinscher. It is believed, that the ancestors of the miniature Pinscher are old German Pinschers, Manchester Terriers and Italian Greyhounds.
The miniature Pinscher coat is short and thin and it requieres light brushing once a week. This is enough to keep their coat well groomed and in good shape. You should bath them only when necessary, because bathing can dry out the dogs skin and cause unnecessary skin problems.