Miniature Pinscher or Min Pin is a toy dog breed which is also known as King of the Toys. It was first bred in Germany as a domestic breed to hunt rats in homes and stables. Min Pin is a fearless, active, and alert dog.
It is an elegant dog with a well-formed body and has lots of attitudes. Despite his small size, he thinks himself as a giant.
For the month of May 2019, we have selected Miniature Pinscher as our dog breed of the month, so we have brought some witty and fun facts about this confident do breed.
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Miniature Pinscher Profile:
Average weight: 3.6 – 4.5 kg
Height: 25 – 32 cm
Average Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
Colors: Black, chocolate, fawn, blue, red, chocolate stag red, fawn stag red, blue stag red, and fawn with tan or rust points
Coat: Short and smooth
Before we scroll down to check cool facts about the Min Pins, let us watch this super-active Min Pin in this video.
Interesting Facts about Miniature Pinscher:
1: Relationship with Doberman Pinscher
Min Pin is often mistaken as a miniature version of Doberman Pinscher because of its looks but it is totally a different breed. Interestingly, both the breeds belong to Germany.
Despite its small size, a Min Pin has a giant personality. It is proud, fearless, and attention seeker. You may need some extra efforts to handle him.
3: Great as a Watch Dog
Because of its giant personality and fearless gesture, Miniature Pinscher can become an ideal watch dog. But you need to do some extra hard work while training them.
4: Good Health
Miniature Pinschers are healthy dogs but some times they may develop genetic issues, as well as, Legg-Calve-Perthes and Patellar Luxation.
5: Active Dog
Min Pins are among the most active dog breeds and they need much exercise and activities to kill their energy. If they don’t get much exercise, they may develop destructive behavior such as excessive barking and destructive chewing.
Min Pins are entertainers. And graceful. And active. And clever. And self-possessed. And fearless. And slender. In their small body, you’ll find a huge personality.
7: Combination of several breeds
According to historians, the Miniature Pinscher was developed several centuries ago by crossing the Italian Greyhound, the German Pinscher, and the smooth Dachshund.
So, friends, it was Miniature Pinscher, one of the most intelligent and active dog breeds that not only become a good couch dog but also become the best watchdog for you. If you have liked this article and want us to feature a specific dog breed in our “Dog Breed of the Month” category, please feel free to comment below.