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
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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.