Miniature Pinscher

Zwergpincher can be compared with yula: he turns around himself all the time. These are ideal pets for living in urban environment, they like children and will make you happy absolutely every day.

  • Origin Germany, Growth 20 - 40 cm., Weight 3 - 6 kg.
  • Lifespan 10-15 years


Wool length



Mind and wit

Average cost

0 - 500000 $



Voted: 19


Name of the breed: Miniature Pinscher

Fit for allergics: Yes

For families with children: Yes

Difficulty of care: No

Dog guard: No

Guide-dog: No

Ability to train: Yes

Interesting Facts Fun Facts

  1. The similarity with Dobermann is obvious, which is why many unfairly call Miniature Pinchers to be their copies. But quite the opposite. The fact is that when breeding the Doberman breed, its creator was inspired by the Miniature Pinchers.
  2. Incredibly sensitive hearing is the pride of these four-legged and makes them great guards.

    Miniature Pinscher

  3. Because of the peculiarities of the gait of these dogs, they are often compared to ponies.
  4. The fact that these babies are never attributed to decorative dogs is entertaining. Due to their many abilities, they are rightly considered working dogs.
  5. The dog was brought to Russia during the Second World War.

story Breed origin

Unfortunately, there is no reliable information about the origin of the breed. It is only known that she is about 300 years old, and she is from Germany. According to one version of the ancestors of these four-legged dogs are Scandinavian. According to another version, the ancestor of the Miniature Pinscher is an English terrier, which was brought to Germany from England.

A very popular, but erroneous theory is the assumption that they went from a Doberman. It's a delusion.

Description Breed description

Miniature Pinscher is a compact dog, very slim and muscular.

  • Height: 25-30 cm
  • Weight: 4-6 kg

His body is quite dry and sinewy. The back is not straight, but falls a little closer to the tail. The head is small and not very wide. The transition from the skull to the facial is clearly visible. Muzzle tapers closer to the nose. The ears are quite large and high on the skull. They have a triangular shape, standing. The eyes are very intelligent, deep, dark in color. The nose is pronounced, black. The dog's paws are rather long, straight and very muscular. Host stop.

The coat is incredibly beautiful. Hair is rather thick, smooth, tight to the body. And how he glitters! Color is possible in two variations:

  • The black
  • Auburn

A special feature of the Miniature Pincher, which many owners distinguish, is that they have a very graceful, proud, elegant gait.

maintenance Features of care, feeding, education

1. Care for Miniature Pincher.

Miniature Pinscher is a breed with character. For life in an apartment, he is just perfect. He infinitely loves his hosts, but does not require too much attention to himself. These pets are quite freedom-loving and independent, so that at home he will not beg you to play with him, but will just find something for himself.

Of course, this does not apply to the fact that he just needs increased physical exertion. Due to the high activity of this dog can not just lie in place. You should be aware that you will have to walk a lot. And it should be not just measured walks around the house, but full-fledged trainings.

Perhaps the only disadvantage of this breed can be called a tendency to aggression. They have a very developed protective instinct, because of which they can be wary and even belligerent towards strangers. The same goes for other dogs. Miniature Pinscher likes to be in charge, dominate.

Care for these four-legged requires minimal cost. Often you can not bathe them, because it only hurts the condition of the skin and wool. Wool also does not need frequent brushing, it is enough to smooth it with a brush once a week. These dogs do not shed. In winter, the pet's coat may not be enough for comfortable walks, additional clothing may be needed.

The cropped ears do not require special attention, but the uncropped ones should be regularly inspected. Teeth should be cleaned regularly to avoid tartar.

2. Nutrition of the Miniature Pinscher.

Nutrition Miniature Pincher is based on the following principles:

  • It must be balanced and natural.
  • Feed your pet at the same time.
  • An adult dog will be fed in 2 doses: in the morning and in the evening.
  • Giving food from the table is impossible!

During the preparation of the diet you need to determine whether this dry food or natural products. If any option is chosen, then you should not dramatically transfer the pet to another.

Dry food should be of maximum quality and free of beans.

Natural products should include meat, cereals, jelly, vegetables and fruits. It is strictly forbidden to consume caffeine-containing foods, sweets, salt and spices, sausages and sausages, bones.

3. Education Miniature Pincher.

These quadrupeds must be educated so that they do not become disobedient and aggressive. Plus, training is vital to them because of their increased activity. It is better to start learning immediately after the appearance of a pet in your home. The learning process should be interesting and varied, rich in various exercises.

Training should take place in a positive way, without the use of screams and physical punishment. The pet should feel your authority, but not be afraid.

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