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Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed

Summary:

Category: Toy
Origin: Germany
Other Names:
Size: Small
Lifespan: 13-14 years
Living Area: Any
Exercise: Low
Grooming: Low

In its native Germany, the dog is known as the Zwergpinscher, meaning Dwarf Terrier or Dwarf Biter.

Although similar in appearance to the Doberman Pinscher, the Minpin is not a “Miniature Doberman”. Rather, it is believed that the breed is much older, with the similarities between the breeds a result of their common relation to the German Pinscher. Minpins were initially bred to hunt vermin, especially rats.

Typically, the Minpin is between 10 and 12 inches in height. Grooming is very easy, as the coat is smooth and short-haired. Like the Doberman, it is not uncommon for a Minpin to have docked ears and tail, although this has become a somewhat controversial practice.

Fans of the breed argue that its feisty nature and small size make it the ideal house dog.

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