Miniature Pinscher Breed Information

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a feisty dog with enough spirit to fill a hundred dogs. A Miniature Pinscher is lively and confident and is well known for being evenly tempered. Miniature Pinschers are usually good for apartment life if sufficiently exercised.

Miniature Pinscher breed attributes

About Miniature Pinscher breed

Description

The diminutive Miniature Pinscher looks like a miniaturized version of the German Pinscher. Miniature Pinschers, despite being considerably smaller, still have a very well balanced constitution since they boast similar body proportions to their full sized cousins. The Min Pin is compact and has a solid, squarish body with a strong elongated head that is half as long as the dog’s back. Despite the Miniature Pinscher having an elongated head, the back of the skull does not end in a protrusion but should blend smoothly with the rest of the neck. The forehead is flat and parallel with the bridge of the muzzle, with only a slight stop interrupting the two in a clearly defined brow. The muzzle is characterised by a straight bridge and ends in a blunt, wedge-shaped profile, tipped by a well-developed, black nose. The Miniature Pinscher’s black lips fit tightly around the jaws and finish at the sides of the dog’s face in closed corners. The Miniature Pinscher’s jaws and strong masticatory muscles close in a firm, strong scissor bite. Although the dog’s bite should be strong, the cheek muscles should never be overly pronounced, always displaying a certain harmony with the rest of the head without compromising power. This breed’s dark, oval eyes should neither be too close nor be far apart, and should be accompanied by two pairs of black pigmented, tight-fitting eyelids. The ears are triangular and should nest high on the dog’s skull. Prick ears or dropped ears are both accepted in the breed standard. The head is connected to the rest of a body through a noble, curved neck. The neck shouldn’t be too short and should blend smoothly with the rest of the body.

The body of the Miniature Pinscher is built in a way to avoid having any sharp edges. The back of the dog is short, stiff and strong and slopes gently from the back’s highest point, the dog’s withers, until it ends at the base of the dog’s tail. The distance between the last rib and the hip is very short resulting in the Miniature Pinscher’s strong loins. The dog’s buttocks are round and blend smoothly into the tail. Miniature Pinschers have broad, deep chests and the ribcage is sprung in a way to give the dog’s thorax an oval shape when viewed from the front. The point of the sternum should be pronounced and visible. The belly and flanks of the dog should only be slightly tucked in, to form a smooth curve with the rest of the dog’s underside. The tail should be carried upwards in a sabre or sickle like fashion.

The front limbs are placed well apart and are attached to the body by sloping shoulders that attach to the upper arms at a 95 to 100 degree angle. The elbows are held close to the body but should never bow outwards or buckle inwards. The distal forelimbs are muscular and look straight when viewed both from the front and from the side. The front limbs end in strong firm wrists; strong pasterns that come at a slight angle in relation to the ground; and round, short, cat-like paws that sport durable pads and strong, short, black nails.

The hind limbs are also set well apart and start off as strong, broad, moderately long upper thighs. Like the elbow, the stifles and the hocks should not bow outwards nor buckle inwards. The lower thighs should be long, strong and sturdy resulting in a strong, firm, angulated hocks. The hind legs end in vertically set metatarsals and cat like hind paws that are slightly more elongated than those at the front.

The Miniature Pinscher is a born trotter. The Miniature Pinscher’s stable back and natural spring in its nimble legs, lend this breed a distinguished, harmonious stride that covers adequate ground.

Origin: Germany

Look

The Miniature Pinscher’s coat is made out of short, dense, smooth, shiny hairs that collectively give the dog’s coat a glossy sheen. The coat can come in black and tan, deer red, reddish-brown, and dark red-brown. The skin attaches tightly to the body of the dog giving the dog a sporty appearance.

This dog is easy to groom needing only a light brush with a bristle brush every now and then. The fact that this breed sheds little, also makes it one of the most ideal house dogs one can own.

Health

The Miniature Pinscher is generally considered to be a healthy and lively breed. However, there are some breed associated diseases that you should be aware of. These are:

  • Patellar luxation.
  • Legg – Calve – Perthes (LCP).
  • Demodectic mange.

It is important to exclude dogs suffering from Patellar luxation and LCP from breeding programmes. It is ideal for these individuals to be spayed or neutered.

At Newdoggy.com, we recommend that you buy your Miniature Pinscher puppy from reputable and serious breeders. Good breeders resort to genetic testing and good breeding practices to weed out genetic conditions in their breeding lines.

Learning

It is important to establish clear rules and boundaries in order to allow your Min Pin to develop into a well-balanced dog that is a pleasure to be around. Failing to do so will only allow your dog to slide down into a bottomless pit called Small Dog Syndrome. It is very common to dismiss a small dog’s misbehaviour due to its size and many people do not realise that their Miniature Pinscher is suffering from Small Dog Syndrome until it is already very late, making things even more difficult to reverse. It is therefore suggested to start training your Min Pin at an early age, all the while treating your Miniature Pinscher as if it is a regularly sized dog. It will soon become apparent that these dogs are sharp and are very willing to learn new things. One could enrol these dogs in obedience or agility classes in order to make better use of this breeds willingness to learn.

Temperament

The Miniature Pinscher is a feisty dog with enough spirit to fill a hundred dogs. A Miniature Pinscher is lively and confident and is well known for being evenly tempered making it a great addition to any family and a loyal companion to the people who need one. The Min Pin is a medium energy breed that can be adequately exercised through play or moderately long walks.

Living with

Miniature Pinschers are usually good for apartment life if sufficiently exercised. They are usually active indoors and do well in a house with a small garden. Miniature Pinschers do not do well in cold climates.

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The following is needed to bring a puppy into Dubai:


  1. All dogs entering Dubai from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Dubai must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Dubai must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Dubai specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Dubai must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Dubai must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Dubai.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Abu Dhabi:


  1. All dogs entering Abu Dhabi from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Abu Dhabi must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Abu Dhabi specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Abu Dhabi must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Abu Dhabi.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Hong Kong:


  1. All dogs entering Hong Kong must be at least 3 months old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Hong Kong must be equipped with either a 9 or 15-digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Hong Kong must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Hong Kong specific vaccinations: Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus and rabies.
  5. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Hong Kong.
  6. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  7. Captain’s Affidavit – Document to be provided by the airline personnel confirming that your dog has not left its crate or interacted with other pets at any point during the journey.


* Hong Kong classifies countries into 3 groups. Vaccinations against rabies are only required from Groups 2 & 3.
  • Group 1: Rabies-free countries (at least 6 months of residency) Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey.
  • Group 2: Rabies-controlled (at least 4 months of residency) Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Guam, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Island, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA (Continental), Virgin Islands.
  • Group 3: All other countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Switzerland:


  1. All pets entering Switzerland must be equipped with a 15-digit microchip that is compliant with ISO 11784/11785.
  2. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
  3. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine at least 21 days before entering the country.*
  4. The state veterinarian of the origin country must equip the dog with a valid Health Certificate.
  5. Import Permit – all dogs entering from a 3rd level rabies country must carry an import permit issued at least three weeks in advance. Entry points through Basel, Geneva, Zurich.
  6. Different regulations depending on whether it is a commercial purchase or individual and where the dog is coming from.


* Specifications differ for booster shots. ** Switzerland categorises countries by level of risk of rabies in three levels.
  • Level 1: All EU Member States and Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City State.
  • Level 2 (Low Risk of Rabies): Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Great Britain (including Crown dependencies), Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Marteen, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Level 3: All other countries are considered as having a high risk of rabies.
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