Weight: 8 - 10 lbs.
Height: 10" - 13"
Life Span: 13 - 14 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: Germany (1700s)
Also Known As: Zwergpinscher, Min Pin
Category: Companion Dog
Proud, courageous and loyal, this breed is relatively easy to train. It should be introduced to obedience training and people early in life. The Min-Pin is aggressive toward other dogs, as well as other types of pets. This breed, like other toy breeds, has a bit of an inferiority complex and acts like a big dog in a little dog's body. Over-pampering will cause a spoiled nature to develop, and over-feeding will cause rapid weight gain.
Compatibility with Kids
Snappish nature makes it unsuitable for kids.
Originally bred as a smaller version of the Standard Pinscher, the Min-Pin was originally used for ratting and vermin hunting. Today the breed is kept as a companion dog.
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