It’s sometimes assumed that MinPins are simply Dobermans bred small. But this King of Toys is actually older and quite distinctly its own breed—fearless, loving, and confident. They were bred as Ratters and likely incorporate Dachshund and Italian Greyhound genes in their family tree. Early socialization and firm training is a must to discourage a pup too big for its breeches or nervous aggression.
1. Miniature Pinschers 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Miniature Pinscher Temperament and Training
3. Miniature Pinscher Diet and Feeding
Miniature Pinscher Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Miniature Pinscher Weight
Miniature Pinschers generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Miniature Pinschers. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Miniature Pinscher with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.