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The miniature pinscher is a small breed of dog, originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds. The international kennel club, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, lists the miniature pinscher in Group 2, Section 1.1 Pinscher, along with the Dobermann, the German Pinscher, the Austrian Pinscher, and the other toy pinscher, the affenpinscher. Other kennel clubs list the miniature pinscher in the Toy Group or Companion Group. The miniature pinscher is colloquially known as the "King of the Toys". Any group of three or more miniature pinscher dogs together are considered a "gang".


The misconception that the miniature pinscher is a "miniature Doberman" occurred because the Doberman Pinscher (a breed developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann around 1890) was introduced to the US before the miniature pinscher. In 1919 the miniature pinscher was introduced to the AKC show ring. At the time, not knowing that it was referred to officially in Germany as the zwergpinscher (little biter), the AKC referred to the breed as simply "pinscher" and listed it in the miscellaneous category. When the Miniature Pinscher Club of America (MPCA) was created in 1929 (the year of the breed's official introduction into the AKC), they petitioned for miniature pinschers to be placed in the Toy group. The AKC's description, that the dog "must appear as a Doberman in miniature", led to the misconception common today that this breed is a "miniature Doberman pinscher". The original name for this breed in the US was "pinscher" until 1972 when the name was officially changed to miniature pinscher.


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. There is a drawing by Jean Bungartz, published in 1888 comparing the Miniature Pinscher to the German Pinscher.


Miniature pinschers are for experienced dog owners. The miniature pinscher is an assertive, outgoing, active and independent breed. They are energetic and need a fenced in yard to run in, and make great agility dogs. They are great escape artists and some recommend having a kennel with a lid on it for them to run around in.


Miniature pinschers are good watch dogs - they are alert and wary of strangers. It is recommended that adults and teenagers, rather than young children, play with a miniature pinscher as younger children play rough.


Grooming is easy, as the smooth, short-haired coat requires little attention, needing only occasional brushing and shampooing. Care must be taken in cold weather. Sweaters or baby blankets for a miniature pinscher keep it from getting too cold. Miniature pinschers are an active breed and will need access to a fenced yard, or be given a daily walk.


Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Miniature Pinscher Breeders

Adawar Chihuahuas & Miniature Pinschers - Deloraine, TAS
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Artnudeveau Sphynx and Lykoi cats. Mohawk Chinese Crested Dogs.

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A 20-year ANKC-registered breeder/exhibitor producing with passion and dedication top-quality Min Pins to be cherished additions to my family…and ... read more
Majicjewl Miniature Pinschers
MAJICJEWL Miniature Pinschers. We have been breeding Min Pins for 12 years our first two girls were Imported and we used Champion Stud Dogs to ... read more
Marniechar Miniature Pinscher Breeder - Laggan NSW
Breeding for conformation and correctness. Owner/breeder of Best in Show/ Runner up Best in Show and Class winning Miniature Pinschers. Puppies and ... read more
Palana Kennels - Miniature Pinscher Breeder - Adelaide, South Australia
Palana Kennels - We are a show kennel that was established in 1986. We are situated 50 minutes north of the picturesque city of Adelaide. We strive ... read more
Rubystud Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Dachshund and Boston Terriers - Tamworth, NSW
Small Breeding Kennel that is located on 5 acres, Miniature Pinschers, Miniature Dachshund and Boston Terrier puppies born and raised in the house ... read more
Silverino Miniature Pinscher Breeder - Casino, NSW
Silverino puppies have been socialised with other dogs and cats and have very outgoing and playful natures.

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