Miniature Pinscher dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Germany
- Group: Toy
- Weight: Males: 4-5 kg, females: 3.5-4 kg
- Height: 25-30cm
- Colors: Red, Chocolate, Black-brown, black-rusty
- Training: firmly, consistently, requires patience
- Grooming: easy to groom
- Health: Beware of patellar dislocation
- Litter size: 2 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 13 years
- Other names: Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, Miniature pinscher dog
Miniature Pinscher, which meets under the names of Min Pin or Zwergpinscher, is a breed of small dog native to Germany. The breed resulted from a cross between Italian greyhound and the dachshund (dachshund). The breed was framed by kennel club with Affenpinscher, Austrian Pinscher, Doberman or other dogs close (small). Miniature Pinscher is recognized as the "king of the toys' (king of small-sized pets).
Although the Miniature Pinscher and Doberman are similar, Miniature Pinscher is not a mini doberman, doberman he appeared before approximately 200 years. Doberman pinscher breed was created by Karl Louis Doberman doberman dog in 1880 and was marked by the fact that he wanted to be 15 times higher pinscher. The mistake was made because the Doberman in America was the one who reached the mainland before Miniature Pinscher. In 1929, the year it was officially registered in AKC, is also the year in which infinteaza MPCA (Miniature Pinscher Club of America).
Here it happened that unfortunately for those of then, because not looked at the characteristics of animal, breed terrier was last in the group for a year. Because of the incorrect description of the AKC Miniature Pinscher saying that "there must be a miniature doberman" misinformed many people is that race is a doberman pinscher dwarf. This is not true. The official name in America was simply "pinscher" until 1972 when the name was changed to correct "Miniature Pinscher".
Historical artifacts and paintings look like Miniature Pinscher breed is very old, but documentation begins 200 years ago, which makes the real origins of the breed remain still unknown. Dr Reichenbach in 1836 showed smooth passage through the crossing's dachshund with Italian greyhound.
There were and are other theories on the origin of the race, but that of Dr Reichenbach is the only credible source. The word does not translate into German pinscher terrier as many believed, but rather with bitters. The word is taken from English and based on action and bite the animal to spoil. As with terriers, and pinscher was created to chase, catching and killing small animals.
Food Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher, as the name says is a large dog to consume more, but care should be taken much food is given. Each animal has its own body and your own needs and when I said I do not mean animal breeds but every individual of this breed.
Some live down the block, and others at court, run some more, others less, it is normal for the amount of food to differ. When it comes to food most dry foods have in composition, soybeans, corn and rice in bulk.
Some are more expensive and meat or fish. Dogs teeth tartar is deposited as those of men and therefore it is better for them to eat and chew bones and dry food. I think not need to tell you that they are good sweets, especially chocolate.
Water should be fresh and discretion.
Description Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher is a working dog, he was created to hunt small mammals, particularly rats on farms near people. He tends to have relatively long legs and lower body, for which at times seems quite comical.
The body is flexible and agile, able to curl in different positions to make it comfortable. The breed standard requires that each copy have a height of at geaban 10-12.5cm. This standard comes after many years of breed raised in Germany.
Today was determined an average that is lower than the standard. The hair is short and smooth. It can be found in the colors red, brown, chocolate, black and other shades close. Frequently shortens their tail and ears were cut.
Sometimes there is a small white spot on chest. Breeders have attempted to eliminate this stain over time, but without success. This is accepted by the AKC as long as it does not exceed by 3-5 cm in any direction.
Behavior Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher dog is a loyal and active. Although it has an independent character it is also considered a family pet. He feels the need to be involved in family activities and deserves attention for this. Unlike other races it is commendable that does not require much attention and because independet character are recommended to those who neglect the little animals in particular.
Recommended is to make available to them a yard where they can make moving. If kept in the apartment's good to know that he must walk more than 20 minutes. It can be bored and become destructive. So what would you say 2 or 3 rides for 20 minutes? You not only have to negotiate with your pet ..
Given that fur does not offer much protection when it comes to heat, cold shiver Pinscher prefer to die than warm. Due instinct to hunt rodents and other various animals should be observed not to swallow objects such as beer caps, etc. that may present a choking hazard. Genetically extraordinary curiosity for everything from the smallest thing to toys that move and / or make noise.
How will catch them off and inevitably will try to swallow so do not recommend plastic or rubber toys. Pinscher on how small it seems has a very high character. This dog is territorial and will know clearly that it is the place where you sleep and where it is food bowl. Usually they prefer to sleep on soft objects so new and nestles in the most convenient places. I said above that knows how to do, namely, convenient. Usually they are raised or not let near children. It's good to be kept under observation since independent behavior, if not trained properly surprises can occur.
Training Miniature Pinscher
Training the Miniature Pinscher is one of the most difficult things, but it may be really difficult if you do not follow some basic rules. This dog enjoys training is very clever and certainly wants to show it and the owner.
Training should start as early as possible. All puppies are cute when young, funny and playful. At first it will seem stubborn. Many homeowners have dropped slightly to form your dog. Be patient it's worth at maturity. Secret in the training of a Miniature Pinscher is to be firm and consistent. Always praise him when he does the right thing and give him a reward. Impose his order, an order is and will remain an order, it is not a rugaminte or a question.
When you tell him to do something as strong. When you learn and / or ask him to execute a command tell her name to know that talking to him. Stay neighbor you can tell when you go to market, and the dog stops midway up there exactly when passing a car, this mistake is made only once. It is better to teach him not to bite, despite its small stature has a strong jaw.
Characteristics Miniature Pinscher
Because it is a small sized dog is very important to take care to those around him.
Dog loves to run and play with children. If a child falls over he can easily break a leg.
Health Miniature Pinscher
Patellar luxation is a kneecap dislocation, it may be moved indoors or outdoors. This can result from injury or from birth. Both legs may be affected. Severe cases can cause pain that is left to limp.
Treatment can range from rest to knee reconstruction surgery. Another disease that is common in almost all breeds is hip dysplasia.
This is also confused with Legg Perthes disease that affects the femur. In these cases the surgery is the only solution, which remove part of the bone to extend the life of the animal.