The Miniature Pinscher belongs to the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs in the FCI grouping.
The Miniature Pinscher is classified under the Toy group in the AKC grouping.
Is the Miniature Pinscher allowed as a pet in a Singapore HDB flat?
Germany, 1600s. Contrary to what some may think, the Miniature Pinscher is not a toy Doberman. Both the Miniature Pinscher and the Doberman come from older stock, but the “Min Pin” is not a descendant; nor is the Miniature Pinscher related to the Manchester Terrier, although there is a physical resemblance between the two.
Hunting small vermin.
Behaviour and Temperament
Self-possessed, stubborn, curious, spunky, lively, alert.
Small and quick. Despite his diminutive size, definitely not a lapdog. A good watchdog. Has little tolerance for cold. A barker, climber, and escape artist.
What are some Physical Features of the Miniature Pinscher?
Miniature Pinschers typically stands between 28am and 30.5cm; and weighs from 3.5kg to 4.5kg. Colours are clear or solid red, stag, red, black-and-tan (or rust), black-and-rust, or chocolate-and-rust.
Coat Type and Recommended Grooming
Hard, smooth, short. Minimal grooming required. Light shedding.
The Oldest Miniature Pinscher in the community
PRA, mitral valve insufficiency, orthopedic problems (fractures, patellar luxation, Legg-Perthes).
Adaptable to any living situation; perfect for apartment dwellers.
Tends to bond to one person. Good with gentle older children but probably too small for rough toddlers. Reserved with strangers. May be all right with other dogs and cats if socialised carefully; will chase smaller animals.
Low to average; this is a tough, self-possessed dog who needs firm handling.