Miniature Pinscher

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Miniature Pinscher overview

The Miniature Pinscher originates from Germany, developed from the German Pinscher for the purpose of rodent control. Its size makes it an ideal companion, with the short coat requiring little grooming. Min Pins are noisy and prone to being somewhat aggressive with other dogs. 

Other known names for Miniature Pinscher

Min Pin, Zwergpinscher, King of the Toys, Reh Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher foreign names

Dwergpinscher (Dutch), Pinscher nain (French), Zwergpinscher (German), Pinscher Miniatura (Spanish)



Breed Group

Toy Group

Biological data

Male: 8.8–11 lbs.
(4–5 kg.)
Female: 7.7–8.8 lbs.
(3.5–4 kg.)
Male: 25.5-30 cm.
10-12.5 inches.
Female: 25.5-30 cm.
10-12.5 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Black, blue, chocolate with sharply defined tan markings on cheeks, lips, lower jaw, throat; twin spots above eyes and chest, lower half of forelimbs, inside of hindlimbs and vent region, lower portion of hocks and feet.
All above colours have black pencilling on toes without thumbmarks.
Solid red of various shades.
Slight white on chest permissible but not desirable.

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Miniature Pinscher – Breed standard

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Miniature Pinscher references and further reading

Zwergpinscher Forum 
Zwergpinscher info


Miniature Pinscher Club of America  
Miniature Pinscher Service

Miniature Pinscher Club

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AP-RPBHTM - four Miniature Pinschers
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki