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What Are The Characteristics Of The Miniature Pinscher?

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What Are The Characteristics Of The Miniature Pinscher?

Life Span: 14-16 years
Special Skills: Excellent watch dogs
Suitability with Children: Yes, if properly trained at an early age
Suitability with Other Pets: Yes, if properly socialized
Living Conditions: Notorious for being difficult to house train, so not a good choice for homeowners who plan on being away from home for long periods of time.
Trainability: High.
Intelligence: High. Extremely intelligent dogs. Once something is learned, it will be programmed to memory.
Exercise Required: Medium. Although small, Miniature Pinschers are very active and energetic.
Cost of Maintenance: Low
Common Ailments: Patellar Luxation, or dislocation of the kneecap, which in extreme cases may cause severe limping. Also prone to Legg’s Perthes Disease, which has similar effects as hip dysplasia such as arthritis, but is a congenital disease that cannot be cured.
Breed Characteristics:

Affectionately called the “Min Pin,” Miniature Pinschers have an attitude that makes them think they are the size of a Rottweiler. Although the average Min Pin only weighs between 6-11 pounds, they have some serious bark, although not much bite. Keep in mind that Miniature Pinschers are known for excessive barking if they are not properly trained or exercised. Unlike many other small breeds, the Miniature Pinscher is an active little dog and loves to play around the house, as well as go on walks.

Min Pins are available in a variety of different colors including fawn, black and fawn and red or brindle. Their short hair and smooth coat makes them extremely easy to care for, although they absolutely need training and obedience or else they will begin to rule the house. They are a wonderful companion dog who love to go absolutely anywhere with their owners.