Miniature Pinschelkhound

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Miniature Pinschelkhound History

The Miniature Pinscher is a toy breed of domestic dog developed in the late 19th century. The breed is one of four pinscher-type terriers that share similar characteristics, though it was the smallest of the litter. The Mini Pin is known as one of the best family dogs around. It is intelligent and easy to train, and is slightly less aggressive than other small terriers. The Miniature Pinscher has several distinctive features, including its short, smooth coat and its “push in” ears. The Mini Pin has an athletic, brisk trot, and comes in a variety of colors and markings, including black, brindle, red, white, cream, and silver. The Miniature Pinscher is loyal, devoted, and protective of its owners. It is a lively, quick little hunter who is also good with children. The Mini Pins are excellent watchdogs and will protect their family from strangers. The life expectancy of a Mini Pin is between 12-15 years.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Miniature Pinschelkhound Physical Characteristics

The Miniature Pinscher is a small, toy-sized dog breed that typically stands between 13 and 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 5 and 10 pounds. They have a compact, agile body with a long, narrow skull and a medium-length, straight, fine, silky, and glossy coat of any color. They have a pointed muzzle and almond-shaped eyes. The ears are erect and triangular in shape. The nose is large and wide. The legs are short and slender. The tail is typically docked, but it can often be seen wagging. They are energetic, lively, and happy-go-lucky.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brindle, Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Gray

Height Range

Male Height Range: 14 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 14 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 20 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 21 lbs

Miniature Pinschelkhound Health

Description of breed health.


11-14 yrs

Miniature Pinschelkhound Health Concerns

Elbow Dysplasia, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Hyperthyroidism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Eye Infections

Miniature Pinschelkhound Temperament and Behaviour

The Miniature Pinscher is a small, energetic, and courageous dog. They are highly intelligent and easy to train, but they can also be obstinate at times. They are loyal to their owners and can be territorial around their property. But, they are generally playful and friendly with strangers and other animals.

Miniature Pinschelkhound Activity Requirements

Miniature Pinschers were bred to be ratters. They are very small, compact dogs that were very successful at catching rats. While they may no longer be used for this purpose, Miniature Pinschers are still very active. They require a fair amount of exercise and should be allowed to play and run as much as they want. They enjoy a good game of fetch or chasing a laser light. If you are looking for a small dog that doesn’t require a lot of exercise, a Miniature Pinscher may be a great choice for you. They are well suited for apartment living, and they don’t need a lot of space. However, they do need to interact with people to be happy.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

70 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Miniature Pinschelkhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Miniature Pinschelkhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Miniature Pinschelkhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Miniature Pinschelkhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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