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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

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

    Halloween Jack

    Halloween Jack

    Beau

    Beau

    Beaux

    Beaux

  • Blossom

    Blossom

    Minnie

    Minnie

    Dierks

    Dierks

    Finn Dobby Montgomery

    Finn Dobby Montgomery

  • Kaidyn

    Kaidyn

    Yodie

    Yodie

    Biggie Smalls

    Biggie Smalls

    Achilles

    Achilles

Favorite Names

For Male

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

For Female

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