The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany as a breed to control rodent populations in homes and on farms. They are highly active, and they are known as affectionate and clever companions. They can be dominant with other dogs, but these same qualities make them fearless watchdogs. The Miniature Pinscher breed was not developed by breeding Doberman Pinschers, they are a much older breed than the Doberman. Also know as the Min Pin and they “King of the Toys”, they believe they are the center of the universe and they are cuddle bugs, they will find their way to someone’s lap the instant they sit on the couch.
Common Health Conditions
- "Min Pins" may be susceptible to diabetes. The classic symptoms of diabetes in dogs are excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption.
- Anemia: Min Pins are particularly prone to some relatively rare diseases of the blood in which the immune system goes non-functional and starts attacking the dog’s own red blood cells. When this happens, the dog quickly becomes lethargic.
- Miniature Pinschers can inherit or develop several different eye conditions that can eventually lead to infection.