Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed’s earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 10-12in

Female: 10-11in

Weight

Male: 9-11lb

Female: 8-9lb

Fun Fact

Unless exceptionally well-trained, Min Pins don't come back when you call them, and often they don't stay where you leave them -- they are artful climbers and clever escape artists.

About this Breed

The Miniature Pinscher dog breed was originally bred in Germany to hunt vermin, primarily rats, in homes and stables. Many people think that the Miniature Pinscher was developed by breeding Dobermans to progressively smaller sizes, and indeed, the Miniature Pinscher looks similar to a Doberman. However, the Min Pin is a distinct and much older breed. Known as the “King of Toys” for his stately appearance and self-assured attitude, the Miniature Pinscher is a fearless, energetic, and alert companion dog who enjoys the company of his family.

Miniature Pinschers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Miniature Pinscher ancestry.

  • Ginger

    Ginger

    Purebred

    Kaidyn

    Kaidyn

    Purebred

    Beaux

    Beaux

    Purebred

    Dierks

    Dierks

    Purebred

  • Astro

    Astro

    Purebred

    Rosie

    Rosie

    Purebred

    REMINISCENCE JP LOVE THE RED EMPRES

    REMINISCENCE JP LOVE THE RED EMPRES

    Purebred

    Truffles

    Truffles

    Purebred

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    Purebred

    Achilles

    Achilles

    Purebred

    Gino

    Gino

    Purebred

    WICKED ANGEL JP CRACK OF DAWN

    WICKED ANGEL JP CRACK OF DAWN

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Jack
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Max
  5. Cooper
  6. Toby
  7. Rocky
  8. Finn
  9. Louie
  10. Oliver

For Females

  1. Penny
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Sadie
  5. Luna
  6. Rosie
  7. Coco
  8. Zoey
  9. Lulu
  10. Chloe

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. New York, United States
  5. Georgia, United States
  6. Washington, United States
  7. Virginia, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. Ohio, United States
  10. Arizona, United States

Discover Your Dogʼs DNA Story

Embark Dog DNA Test for Breed Identification

Breed Identification Kit

Breed ID Kit

Learn about your dogʼs breed, ancestry, and relatives.

$129

LEARN MORE

Breed + Health Kit

Breed + Health Kit

Learn about your dogʼs breed, health, traits, ancestry, and relatives.

$169

LEARN MORE

What's your primary interest in dogs?

Help us get you the most relevant information.

What kind of dogs are part of your family?

Help us get you the most relevant information.