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Miniature Pinscher Breeders

If you are after a spirited dog with more personality than you can shake a stick at, why not consider the Miniature Pinscher, also known as the “King of Toys”?  Here’s everything you need to know.

Characteristics of the Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a toy breed of dog.  They stand about 30 cm high and weigh up to 5 kilograms.  Appearance wise, they look like a smaller version of the Doberman but they are a completely separate breed.  They are small, elegant, yet well muscled dogs that have an attractively arched neck.  The ears used to be commonly cropped and the tail docked but it is becoming more of a trend to keep them both natural.  The Miniature Pinscher also has a high-stepping gait, which is a distinctive feature of the breed.  Coat wise, the coat is short and sleek and it comes in red, black and rust, or chocolate and rust colours.

The Miniature Pinscher Temperament

The Miniature Pinscher is known as being a spirited and proud dog that is both loyal and intelligent.  The Miniature Pinscher can be a little cheeky so it is important to train them for a young age and keep the training up through their life.  However, their alertness and fearlessness makes them an excellent guard dog for the home.  Miniature Pinschers get along well with other pets if they are brought up with them but they should be supervised with new pets as adults, as they can tend to try and dominate them.  Miniature Pinschers are also very well known as being an amusing and entertaining dog.  They are very curious and will get into just about anything – and they are excellent escape artists!

Caring for the Miniature Pinscher

Because the Miniature Pinscher has such a short coat, they do not require much at all in the way of grooming.  All you will have to do is brush them occasionally in order to get rid of the dead hair from their coat.  Bathing should not be done often or you will risk removing the natural oils from their coat.  You should however clip the nails regularly to keep the feet in good shape.  The Miniature Pinscher will live for around 16 years on average but it can live for longer if given a good diet and plenty of tender, loving care.

Who is the Miniature Pinscher Suited To?

Miniature Pinschers are suited to just about anyone except very young children and the elderly as they can simply be too active for them.  They can live in apartments or backyards but it is essential that they get plenty of exercise, and they should always be well secured outdoors, whether that is by a sturdy fence or by being on a lead.  Miniature Pinschers are sensitive to the cold so they will need warm sleeping place and a coat in colder weather.

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