Dog Breed Guide: Miniature Pinscher
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Miniature Pinscher
Height (to base of neck): 10 -12.5″
Weight: 8 -10 lb
Color: Red, red stag (red and black hairs), chocolate with rust, and black with tan.
Coat: Short, close laying, glossy coat with hard smooth hairs.
Life Expectancy: 13 -14 years
Energy level: Very high
Exercise needs: Very high
Breed Nicknames: Min Pin
Is a Miniature Pinscher the Right Dog Breed for You?
Pinscher means biter or terrier, and this breed does have a reputation for being snappy. They can be excellent guard dogs and have a moderate to high barking tendency. They are smart and have good trainability, but are also good escape artists. They are not trustworthy off leash. They are high spirited, curious and have a very high energy level. They are loyal and affectionate with their owners.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Miniature Pinscher Dog
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