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Contrary to popular belief, the “Min Pin” as it is known, is not a downsized version of the Doberman Pinscher. The Miniature Pinscher is actually an older breed, but was unfortunately not introduced in the U.S. until after the Doberman, thus the misconception. At one time the AKC’s breed description included the phrase “must appear as Doberman in miniature” which also contributed to the idea they were different sizes of the same breed. The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany from terrier breeds, bred to be ratters in stables. (continued below)


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(continued) It is thought the crosses also included smooth coated Dachshunds and Italian Greyhounds to produce the unique, lithe body type. They were incorrectly classified as a toy breed instead of a terrier variation when first accepted. A Miniature Pinscher stands 10-12 inches at the withers and weighs 8-10 lbs. Acceptable colors are clear red, stag red (red with black hairs intermingled), and black or chocolate with rust red markings in a specified pattern. Bred to live and work in stables or barns, the first Miniature Pinschers had little human contact, and thus developed an independent nature that it retains today. It is a fast, energetic, spirited and intelligent little dog that is ever alert, and a natural watchdog. The independent streak means they can be difficult to train, and may become dominant even of its master if not taken in hand early and firmly. They get along well with other pets if socialized from a young age, and are good with children who know how to treat them considerately. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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