For people who are looking for a best friend and a walking toy, the Miniature Pinscher is the best dog to choose. The Miniature Pincher is known to be the King of Toys because it is very small and playful. The American Kennel Club categorized the Miniature Pincher under the toy group category and was recognized in 1925.

The Miniature Pinscher, min pin originated in Germany and is a cousin of the Doberman Pinscher. Before it was even recognized in 1925, there were misconceptions that Miniature Pincheris a smaller version of the Doberman Pinscher though it was not. The Min Pin is different to the Doberman because they belong to different breeds. The misconception happened in the AKC show ring when the club only named it as Pinscher, giving confusion to everyone whether it is a different breed or just a smaller version of the Doberman. Later on, the Miniature Pinscher Club of America was established and simultaneously, the Miniature Pinscher was recognized and was categorized under the toy group by the AKC.

The Miniature Pinschers should never be underestimated because they can perform tasks like what other medium and large sized dogs can do. Expect them to be sensitive and alert all the time. They are very watchful and they know when there is danger. The Miniature Pinscher is a good companion at home because it knows when there is danger and barks only when necessary. It is also very playful and the family living with Miniature Pinscher will never get bored.

The 4 Paw Rating – to the suitability of Miniature Pinscher for home and lifestyle:

It is 10 to 12 inches in length with a height of 11 inches.

Coat Care
It has short and smooth coat, making it easier for the owner to clean and comb. It only needs occasional bathing because it does not go dirty easily. The Miniature Pinscher ranges for a variety of color allowed by the AKC. These are solid red, stag red, black, chocolate, blue, rust tan points, blue stag red and other variations.

Family Life
It was suggested that experienced dog owners should own this kind of dog because they are the only ones who can provide the best training for a Miniature Pinscher. It is also advisable to keep a Miniature Pinscher away from very young children because even though the dog does not intend to hurt the child, chances are it might still because the Miniature Pinschers body moves in agility all the time.

It is really a very small dog but is very quick and alert. It acts as if it is not as small as it is. It is an assertive, independent and outgoing kind of dog.

Life span is for 12 to 15 years for an average Miniature Pinscher.

Miniature Pinscher needs exercise every day because their muscular body requires them to move freely. It is advisable to fence the yard to make the pinscher run in the corners and play. This will already serve as their exercise.

To control the dog effectively, it is better to provide it early training. This kind of dog is intelligent and performs tasks upon proper training.