Miniature Pinscher

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in Germany hundreds of years ago
  • He was first bred to hunt rats on farms and in homes
  • It's thought the Dachshund, Italian Greyhound and Shorthaired German Pinscher were used in his development

Personality and Behavior

  • He's alert, spirited and fearless
  • He's agile and fast
  • He thrives on your companionship
  • His inquisitive and investigates all goings on around the home
  • He's very protective of his family and untrusting of strangers; he may constantly challenge and bark at a stranger who enters the home
  • His alertness and protective instinct make him a good watch dog
  • He doesn't need much exercise
  • He's good with respectful children but may nip at a young child who accidentally annoys him
  • He doesn't realize his small size and may challenge much larger dogs


  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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