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BSK Breed Index: The Miniature Pinscher

Life Span: 14 - 17 years

Height: 10 - 12.5in

Weight: 8 - 10 pounds

Litter Size: 1 - 3 puppies

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Toy

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher was developed from the Dachshund, German Pinscher, and Italian Greyhound to create a lively and affective rat hunter. The name "Pinscher" means "terrier" in german, giving the little terrier its name. The breed was brought to the US in 1919 and became recognized by the AKC in 1925. Today the breed excels in many dog sports as well as a lively companion.

Miniature Pinscher Fun Facts

  • The Miniature Pinscher was developed before the Doberman Pinscher by about 200 years.
  • The breed is called "The King of Toys".
  • Miniature Pinschers are born with floppy ears and long tails which are commonly docked in America.


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