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12/22/2021

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Miniature Pinscher Characteristics

The Miniature Pinscher is a German breed bred for the hunt! But this hunt is for rodents in homes or stables rather than woods and fields. They make excellent apartment companions because of their size but need frequent, rigorous exercise to truly thrive. Mini Pinschers are very affectionate and enjoy the company of their humans, but still require mental stimulation and structure to live their happiest lives.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

While many people assume the Miniature Pinscher was created by breeding Doberman Pinschers in a selective manner, this is a myth. The Miniature Pinscher is actually a much older breed than the Doberman, and while they look similar, they are two distinctly different breeds. These dogs have a very strong will, and if they're not informed who the alpha male in the house is, they will assume it’s them. Be sure to train accordingly!
 
Standing around 10-12 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 8-11 lbs, the Miniature Pinscher stands with the presence of a much larger animal. They have graceful necks and muscular little torsos and a very confident – almost cocky – air. Their sleek coats are very easy to take care of. Min Pin ears often are cropped, but are quite alert and pointed when left alone; the tail is typically docked. The Min Pin comes in an assortment of coats including red, blue, and brown.
 
Make sure you bring your pup to the vet on a regular basis and have his teeth checked. Like many other small dogs, the Min Pin can suffer from teeth crowding and dental issues. But as long as you stay on top of cleaning and checkups, he should be safe and healthy!
 

How dog-friendly is Des Moines?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Des Moines is the 29th most dog-friendly city, with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city is one of the most affordable places to live with a dog, receiving an A for the cost of dog insurance per month.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Des Moines

Des Moines has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get its daily exercise. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 1.3 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. Some of the most popular dog parks in Des Moines include Raccoon River Dog Park, Ankeny Dog Park, and Rover’s Ranch.


In Des Moines, you’ll also find several great hiking trails where you can go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Gray’s Lake Park, Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens, Clive Greenbelt Trail, and Des Moines Trail.

Life in Des Moines with a dog

Des Moines has plenty of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Proof Restaurant, Lua Brewing, and St. Kilda.  


Des Moines has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, the city is a great location when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Des Moines as the 43rd best city for pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family visiting Des Moines, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Surety Hotel, Ramada Tropics Resort, and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Des Moines

Des Moines is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Bulldogs, English Springer Spaniels, Havanese, Golden Retrievers, West Highland Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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