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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 Swedish 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.

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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

    Beaux

    Beaux

    Blossom

    Blossom

    Beau

    Beau

  • Dierks

    Dierks

    Kaidyn

    Kaidyn

    Yodie

    Yodie

    Biggie Smalls

    Biggie Smalls

  • Achilles

    Achilles

    Finn

    Finn

    Pluto

    Pluto

    Cayenne

    Cayenne

Favorite Names

For Male

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

For Female

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

Common Locations

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

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