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      Miniature Pinscher Characteristics

      Size
      Small
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Smooth, hard and short, straight and lustrous, closely adhering
      Weight
      7-11 lbs
      • Size

        Small

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        7-11 lbs

      • Coat

        Smooth, hard and short, straight and lustrous, closely adhering

      About Miniature Pinschers

      Despite their resemblance, Miniature Pinschers are not miniature versions of the Dobermans who share their name. Often known as "the King of Toys," Miniature Pinschers originated in Germany, where they were bred to be barnyard ratters. These proud pups have a distinctive, high-stepping gait and a spirited, animated demeanor. They bond closely with their humans and thrive on attention and interaction. Great with children, "Min-Pins" are great family pets and watchdogs and, at an average of 8-10 lbs. fully grown, they are well-suited for both apartment living as well as larger homes.

      Did You Know?

      Despite its appearance, the Min Pin (sometimes called "King of Toys") is not a smaller version of the Doberman Pinscher. It is a distinct and much older breed.

      Origin

      This breed of dog likely descended from the German Standard Pinscher and has gained popularity outside of its origin countries of Germany and Scandinavia since the early 1900's.