Miniature Pinscher

Sporting Breed

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The MinPin, Miniature Pinscher, is a proud little dog known as the “King of the Toys”.  A dog full of spirit who is good for apartment living if you can except its zeal and energy inside.  Should be socialized with other dogs and people.  Good with children because it loves to play, but will not tolerate an abusive child.  It needs to know who is in charge or it will take charge.  May be difficult to housebreak because you can miss its small mistakes.  They enjoy running outdoors but need a confined yard to prevent any great adventures.  Their short, smooth coat is easy to groom.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Short, smooth Minimal Good for apartment living.  Minimal exercise.  May not accept an active child.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Miniature Pinscher Club of America

Miniature Pinscher Rescue


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.