The miniature pinscher originated in Germany in the 1700's. They are often confused with a larger breed, the Dobermann, but the Pinscher is a separate, and much older breed. Pinschers were bred on farms to keep the rats from the store rooms. Being small, they could get into the places where rats took refuge.
Miniature Pinschers are cheery, lively, companion dogs and can be kept in a small home, which they will guard with great bravery! The alert ears will prick up at the first sound of an intruder!
"Min Pins", as they are sometimes called for short, have a high-stepping gait which is different from other small dogs.
The smooth, hard, short coat of the Min Pin needs little grooming.
Colour: black, dark brown or blue with tan markings. Or red.
Height at shoulder; 25.5 - 30 cms
Class: Toy. "Pinscher" means
terrier, but today they are not classed as terriers, but toy dogs.