It’s a common misconception that Mini Pins are the smaller version of Dobermans. Mini Pins are actually an older breed. Mini Pins originated from Germany. The "King of Toys" might chase and attack small objects because they used to be bred to hunt vermin.
They are quite challenging to handle especially for first-time dog owners. Barking can also be an issue if they are left alone or bored. Moreover, they will definitely assume the alpha role if their owners won’t.
Mini Pins are perfect for those who can keep up with their almost inexhaustible energy for activity. They can be reliable watchdogs and friendly hosts to your guests with proper socialization.
Dog Breed Group
10 to 12 inches
3 to 6 kg
10 to 14 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Miniature Pinscher usually encounter.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
GROOMING YOUR MINI PINSCHER
Given the Min Pins’ size, they are easy to clean. You don’t want to overdo baths, invite unintended skin diseases because you have stripped their natural oils. Even brushing at least once a week is good enough. A grooming mitt and a soft bristled brush suits Min Pin’s short fur. Do not forget to check their ears, nails and places where ticks hide. Most importantly, associate grooming to a positive experience.