Small Dogs

Small Dogs - Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher Appearance

Miniature Pinschers are a cross between a Dachshund and an Italian greyhound. They are a working breed and not a toy dog, per se. Buyers should also be aware that there is no such dog as a "teacup" or "pocket" Min Pin: These are simply terms that certain breeders use to increase interest in their dogs (and sometimes the price). The miniature Pinscher also tends to have very long legs, and a small body, which can sometimes make it look quite comical. As a result of the flexible, agile body of a Miniature Pinscher, they are able to curl up in almost any position and almost always be comfortable. Having long legs and fragile bones means they are prone to broken bones, especially in the first few years of life. They should not be allowed to jump off high surfaces and be monitored when held by children. Additionally, miniature pinschers can have luxating patella, or dislocated kneecap, and should be checked by a vet for this when young. This can often lead to surgery so potential owners need to consider incurring these types of expensive bills.

Miniature Pinscher Pictures

Miniature Pinscher Characteristics

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Miniature Pinscher Resources

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