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Firstly the Miniature Pinscher is not a scaled-down, version of anything, especially the much larger Doberman Pinscher, although both are likely descended from the German Standard Pinscher.

The German Kennel Club documents also refer to the Miniature Pinscher as the "reh" Pinscher, but this term is only used for a dog of stag-red color, "reh" referring to a small red deer found in German forests years ago.

The one fact remains that the Miniature Pinscher originated several centuries ago as an efficient barnyard ratter, with no relation to the Doberman or the Manchester Terrier. The Miniature Pinscher is reported to include the Dachshund and Italian Greyhound among its ancestors.

Historical artifacts and paintings indicate that the "Min Pin" is a very old breed, but factual documentation begins less than 200 years ago, which leaves the breed's actual origins open to debate.

Minpins rule... that's the attitude you'll discover when you get acquainted with the Miniature Pinscher, a small elegant dog with an arched neck and well-muscled body. Weighing in at a dainty 8 to 11 pounds, this toy breed is a tough little dog with a lot of attitude.

Miniature Pinschers are hardy little dogs, but they can be easily injured by roughhousing. Because of this, they're better suited as pets for teenagers or older children who have learned how to care for a dog properly. The Min Pin is sensitive to cold so put a coat on him when you take him outside in really cold weather.

 

 
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