A Miniature Pinscher with cropped earsA Miniature Pinscher puppySocialization can never begin too early.
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher, also known as the Minpin by fanciers, is a toy breed of dog. Minpins were first bred to hunt vermin, especially rats. In its native Germany, the dog is known as the Zwergpinscher. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
AffenpinscherAffenpinscher
Afghan HoundAfghan Hound
Airedale TerrierAiredale Terrier
AkitaAkita
Alaskan HuskyAlaskan Husky
Alaskan MalamuteAlaskan Malamute
American BulldogAmerican Bulldog
American Cocker SpanielAmerican Cocker Spaniel
American Eskimo DogAmerican Eskimo Dog
American FoxhoundAmerican Foxhound
American MastiffAmerican Mastiff
American Pit Bull TerrierAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire...American Staffordshire...
American Water SpanielAmerican Water Spaniel
Anatolian Shepherd DogAnatolian Shepherd Dog
Appenzeller SennenhundAppenzeller Sennenhund
Argentine DogoArgentine Dogo
Australian BulldogAustralian Bulldog
Australian Cattle DogAustralian Cattle Dog
Australian KelpieAustralian Kelpie
Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd
Australian Silky TerrierAustralian Silky Terrier
Australian TerrierAustralian Terrier
BarbetBarbet
BasenjiBasenji
Basset HoundBasset Hound
BeagleBeagle
Bearded CollieBearded Collie
BeauceronBeauceron
Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier
Bernese Mountain DogBernese Mountain Dog
BiewerBiewer
Black And Tan CoonhoundBlack And Tan Coonhound
Black Russian TerrierBlack Russian Terrier
BloodhoundBloodhound
Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
Border CollieBorder Collie
Border TerrierBorder Terrier
BorzoiBorzoi
Boston TerrierBoston Terrier
Bouvier Des FlandresBouvier Des Flandres
BoxerBoxer
Boykin SpanielBoykin Spaniel
Brazilian TerrierBrazilian Terrier
BriardBriard
BrittanyBrittany
Brussels GriffonBrussels Griffon
Bull TerrierBull Terrier
BulldogBulldog
BullmastiffBullmastiff
Cairn TerrierCairn Terrier
Canaan DogCanaan Dog
Canadian Eskimo DogCanadian Eskimo Dog
Cane CorsoCane Corso
Cardigan Welsh CorgiCardigan Welsh Corgi
Catahoula Leopard DogCatahoula Leopard Dog
Catalan SheepdogCatalan Sheepdog
Cavalier King Charles...Cavalier King Charles...
Cesky TerrierCesky Terrier
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever
ChihuahuaChihuahua
Chinese Crested DogChinese Crested Dog
ChinookChinook
Chow ChowChow Chow
Clumber SpanielClumber Spaniel
CockapooCockapoo
Cocker SpanielCocker Spaniel
CollieCollie
CoolieCoolie
CorgiCorgi
Coton De TulearCoton De Tulear
CurCur
Curly Coated RetrieverCurly Coated Retriever
DachshundDachshund
DalmatianDalmatian
Dandie Dinmont TerrierDandie Dinmont Terrier
DeerhoundDeerhound
Doberman PinscherDoberman Pinscher
DobermannDobermann
Dogue De BordeauxDogue De Bordeaux
DunkerDunker
English Cocker SpanielEnglish Cocker Spaniel
English FoxhoundEnglish Foxhound
English MastiffEnglish Mastiff
English PointerEnglish Pointer
English SetterEnglish Setter
English ShepherdEnglish Shepherd
English Springer SpanielEnglish Springer Spaniel
EurasierEurasier
FeistFeist
Field SpanielField Spaniel
Fila BrasileiroFila Brasileiro
Finnish LapphundFinnish Lapphund
Finnish SpitzFinnish Spitz
Flat-coated RetrieverFlat-coated Retriever
Fox TerrierFox Terrier
FoxhoundFoxhound
French BulldogFrench Bulldog
German Shepherd DogGerman Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired PointerGerman Shorthaired Pointer
German SpitzGerman Spitz
German Wirehaired PointerGerman Wirehaired Pointer
Giant SchnauzerGiant Schnauzer
Glen Of Imaal TerrierGlen Of Imaal Terrier
Golden RetrieverGolden Retriever
GoldendoodleGoldendoodle
Gordon SetterGordon Setter
Great DaneGreat Dane
Greater Swiss Mountain DogGreater Swiss Mountain Dog
GreyhoundGreyhound
Griffon BruxelloisGriffon Bruxellois
HarrierHarrier
HavaneseHavanese
HovawartHovawart
Hungarian VizslaHungarian Vizsla
Ibizan HoundIbizan Hound
Irish Bull TerrierIrish Bull Terrier
Irish Red And White SetterIrish Red And White Setter
Irish SetterIrish Setter
Irish TerrierIrish Terrier
Irish Water SpanielIrish Water Spaniel
Irish WolfhoundIrish Wolfhound
Italian GreyhoundItalian Greyhound
Jack Russell TerrierJack Russell Terrier
Japanese ChinJapanese Chin
Japanese SpitzJapanese Spitz
Japanese TerrierJapanese Terrier
Karelian Bear DogKarelian Bear Dog
KeeshondKeeshond
Kerry Blue TerrierKerry Blue Terrier
King Charles SpanielKing Charles Spaniel
KomondorKomondor
KoolieKoolie
KuvaszKuvasz
LabradoodleLabradoodle
Labrador RetrieverLabrador Retriever
Lagotto RomagnoloLagotto Romagnolo
Lakeland TerrierLakeland Terrier
Lancashire HeelerLancashire Heeler
LeonbergerLeonberger
Lhasa ApsoLhasa Apso
LowchenLowchen
MalteseMaltese
Manchester TerrierManchester Terrier
MastiffMastiff
Mexican HairlessMexican Hairless
Miniature Australian...Miniature Australian...
Miniature Fox TerrierMiniature Fox Terrier
Miniature PinscherMiniature Pinscher
Miniature SchnauzerMiniature Schnauzer
Mixed-breed DogMixed-breed Dog
MudiMudi
MunsterlanderMunsterlander
Neapolitan MastiffNeapolitan Mastiff
NewfoundlandNewfoundland
Norfolk TerrierNorfolk Terrier
Norwegian BuhundNorwegian Buhund
Norwegian ElkhoundNorwegian Elkhound
Norwich TerrierNorwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck-tolling...Nova Scotia Duck-tolling...
Old English BulldogOld English Bulldog
Old English SheepdogOld English Sheepdog
OtterhoundOtterhound
PapillonPapillon
Parson Russell TerrierParson Russell Terrier
Patterdale TerrierPatterdale Terrier
PekingesePekingese
Pembroke Welsh CorgiPembroke Welsh Corgi
Peruvian Hairless DogPeruvian Hairless Dog
Petit Basset Griffon VendeenPetit Basset Griffon Vendeen
PhalènePhalène
Pharaoh HoundPharaoh Hound
Pinscher Pinscher
Pit BullPit Bull
Plott HoundPlott Hound
Polish Lowland SheepdogPolish Lowland Sheepdog
PomeranianPomeranian
PoodlePoodle
Portuguese Water DogPortuguese Water Dog
PudelpointerPudelpointer
PugPug
PugglePuggle
PuliPuli
PuppyPuppy
Pyrenean Mountain DogPyrenean Mountain Dog
Pyrenean ShepherdPyrenean Shepherd
Rat TerrierRat Terrier
Redbone CoonhoundRedbone Coonhound
Rhodesian RidgebackRhodesian Ridgeback
RottweilerRottweiler
Rough CollieRough Collie
Russell TerrierRussell Terrier
Sabueso EspanolSabueso Espanol
Saint BernardSaint Bernard
SalukiSaluki
SamoyedSamoyed
SarplaninacSarplaninac
SchipperkeSchipperke
SchnauzerSchnauzer
SchnoodleSchnoodle
Scottish TerrierScottish Terrier
Sealyham TerrierSealyham Terrier
Shar PeiShar Pei
Shetland SheepdogShetland Sheepdog
Shiba InuShiba Inu
Shih TzuShih Tzu
ShikokuShikoku
Shiloh Shepherd DogShiloh Shepherd Dog
Siberian HuskySiberian Husky
Skye TerrierSkye Terrier
Smooth CollieSmooth Collie
Soft-coated Wheaten TerrierSoft-coated Wheaten Terrier
Spanish MastiffSpanish Mastiff
Spinone ItalianoSpinone Italiano
SpitzSpitz
St. BernardSt. Bernard
StabyhounStabyhoun
Staffordshire Bull TerrierStaffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard SchnauzerStandard Schnauzer
Teddy Roosevelt TerrierTeddy Roosevelt Terrier
Tibetan MastiffTibetan Mastiff
Tibetan SpanielTibetan Spaniel
Tibetan TerrierTibetan Terrier
TosaTosa
Toy BulldogToy Bulldog
Toy Fox TerrierToy Fox Terrier
Toy Manchester TerrierToy Manchester Terrier
Volpino ItalianoVolpino Italiano
WeimaranerWeimaraner
Welsh CorgiWelsh Corgi
Welsh Springer SpanielWelsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh TerrierWelsh Terrier
West Highland White TerrierWest Highland White Terrier
WhippetWhippet
Wirehaired Pointing GriffonWirehaired Pointing Griffon
Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier
FishFish
MammalMammal
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


Pinscher, refers to a classification of dogs bred as guardians or to hunt vermin. Zwerg, in German, means Dwarf or Midget.

Appearance

Typically, the Minpin stands between 25 and 30 cm (10 and 12.5 in) at the withers, give or take a bit depending on the breed standard. Its weight is about 2.3 to about 4.5 kg (8 to 10 lb).

The coat colors, according to most breed standards, are red, stag-red, fawn, and black with tan markings. The coat should be short and smooth.

A Minpin frequently has a docked tail and cropped ears, although this is becoming a somewhat controversial practice, especially outside the United States.

Temperament

Dogs, like people, have a wide range of personalities. Although the same is true for Minpins, members of the breed generally share some personality traits. Minpins, by their nature, are not generally timid, calm "lap dogs." Rather, they have an energetic spirit and curious nature. Although small, a Minpin generally makes a good watchdog, as the breed is eager to sound the alarm when unfamiliar people and creatures appear in or around the home.

Socialization

As with any puppy of any breed, it is important to properly socialize a Minpin puppy with people and dogs. This is especially true for Minpins, since their small size combined with curiosity and fearlessness could pose problems with larger dogs and human houseguests. Fans of the breed argue that its exuberant spirit and small size make it the ideal house or apartment dog. The dog's energetic temperament, cat-like agility, and curious nature, however, may not be for everyone.

Care

Although the breed is not necessarily bad with children, care must be taken in educating youths about proper handling and play. Although Minpins are known to bound through, around, and over obstacles, they can be easily injured by rough play with a child.

Grooming is easy, as the smooth, short-haired coat requires little attention. Care must be taken in colder weather, however, as this coat provides virtually no protection from the cold.

Due to their instinct to hunt vermin, one should take special care in preventing a Minpin from "attacking" small objects, such as bottle caps, as they could pose a choking hazard.

History

Although appearing similar to the Doberman Pinscher, the Minpin is not a "Miniature Doberman". Rather, the breed is much older. Although, the miniature pinscher has appeared in paintings and sculptures several centuries ago, the factual documentation on this breed goes back less than 200 years. The Doberman Pinscher was bred by Lois Dobermann in 1890 to resemble a Miniature Pinscher. Both Miniature Pinscher and Dobermann Pinscher share common ancestors. Similarities between the two may result from a common genetic relation to the German Pinscher. Some genetic stock may have been contributed by the Italian Greyhound and the Dachshund. The source of confustion regarding the relationship between the Doberman and the Miniature Pinscher may have been the result of a Miniature Pinscher breed standard from the 1930s, which basically stated that the breed should appear as a Doberman in miniature. The Miniature Pinscher was imported into the U.S. in 1919 and was first registered with the AKC in 1925.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

My best friend is a Miniature Pinscher dog vinyl car truck windows decal stickerMy best friend is a Miniature Pinscher dog vinyl car truck windows decal sticker $6.99 to $11.99 Warning Protected By Miniature Pinscher Wood Wooden Rectangle Key ChainWarning Protected By Miniature Pinscher Wood Wooden Rectangle Key Chain $4.99
Miniature Pinscher Ltd Ed Dog Print E.GrovesMiniature Pinscher Ltd Ed Dog Print E.Groves $30.00 Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift T Shirt World's Greatest Arrow 8817Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift T Shirt World's Greatest Arrow 8817 $14.58
Love is Being Owned By a Miniature Pinscher Dog 5 x 10 Wood Sign Plaque Usa MadeLove is Being Owned By a Miniature Pinscher Dog 5 x 10 Wood Sign Plaque Usa Made $9.95 Pet Miniature Pinscher Margaret Bagshaw Morgan Dennis Illustrated Care TrainingPet Miniature Pinscher Margaret Bagshaw Morgan Dennis Illustrated Care Training $31.00
Miniature Pinscher Dog Round Ball Christmas OrnamentMiniature Pinscher Dog Round Ball Christmas Ornament $24.99 Warning Area Patrolled By Miniature Pinscher Novelty Funny Metal Sign 8 x 12Warning Area Patrolled By Miniature Pinscher Novelty Funny Metal Sign 8 x 12 $14.99
Stamp Gallery Miniature Pinscher Puppy Dog Wooden Rubber Stamp CraftingStamp Gallery Miniature Pinscher Puppy Dog Wooden Rubber Stamp Crafting $6.50 Miniature Pinscher Red 2018 Calendar Magnet #1022Miniature Pinscher Red 2018 Calendar Magnet #1022 $8.99
Miniature Pinscher 2006 C/I Year Of The Dog Stamp CoverMiniature Pinscher 2006 C/I Year Of The Dog Stamp Cover $4.13 Miniature Pinscher Red Self-Adhesive Address Labels #1022Miniature Pinscher Red Self-Adhesive Address Labels #1022 $6.99
Parking For Miniature Pinscher Owners Only Violators Get No Play Time SignParking For Miniature Pinscher Owners Only Violators Get No Play Time Sign $14.99 Doberman Pinscher Miniature Dog Ornament - RedDoberman Pinscher Miniature Dog Ornament - Red $11.06
I Love My Miniature Pinscher Dog Pot HolderI Love My Miniature Pinscher Dog Pot Holder $18.99 A New Owner's Guide to Miniature Pinschers : Akc Rank #18 by Jacqueline O'NeilA New Owner's Guide to Miniature Pinschers : Akc Rank #18 by Jacqueline O'Neil $3.99
Miniature Pinscher Dog Throw Pillow 14x14Miniature Pinscher Dog Throw Pillow 14x14 $28.99 I'D Rather Be Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift T Shirt Hw 0117I'D Rather Be Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift T Shirt Hw 0117 $14.58
Minpin Mug Cup Miniature PinscherMinpin Mug Cup Miniature Pinscher $12.99 Maltese Dog House Magnet Ornament Living Stone Frame-ology PhotoMaltese Dog House Magnet Ornament Living Stone Frame-ology Photo $9.99
Miniature Pinscher Green 4" x 18" Aluminum Metal Novelty Street SignMiniature Pinscher Green 4" x 18" Aluminum Metal Novelty Street Sign $14.99 Miniature Pinschers Dog Round Ceramic Christmas OrnamentMiniature Pinschers Dog Round Ceramic Christmas Ornament $19.99
Miniature PinschersMiniature Pinschers $3.99 Miniature Pinscher Est 1919 Dog Lovers Pure Bred Puppy Breed Loyal Mens V-NeckMiniature Pinscher Est 1919 Dog Lovers Pure Bred Puppy Breed Loyal Mens V-Neck $13.27 Was: Previous Price $18.95
Miniature Pinscher Dog Collectible Note Pad 2 Pieces 75 Sheets On EachMiniature Pinscher Dog Collectible Note Pad 2 Pieces 75 Sheets On Each $5.50 Miniature Pincher Red ~ Wine StopperMiniature Pincher Red ~ Wine Stopper $14.49
Miniature Pinscher Dogs Sleeping with Santa Round Ball Christmas OrnamentMiniature Pinscher Dogs Sleeping with Santa Round Ball Christmas Ornament $24.99 Dog Breed Keychain Usa Pewter Miniature Pinscher 2.5"Dog Breed Keychain Usa Pewter Miniature Pinscher 2.5" $10.29
Swen Products Miniature Pinscher Dog Light Switch Plate CoversSwen Products Miniature Pinscher Dog Light Switch Plate Covers $9.95 to $11.95 Miniature Pinscher Dog & Puppies Sleeping with Santa Throw Pillow 14x14Miniature Pinscher Dog & Puppies Sleeping with Santa Throw Pillow 14x14 $28.99
Miniature Pinscher Dog and Puppies Sleeping with Santa Pot HolderMiniature Pinscher Dog and Puppies Sleeping with Santa Pot Holder $18.99 Sterling Silver Miniature Pinscher Dog Pendant CharmSterling Silver Miniature Pinscher Dog Pendant Charm $21.69
Parking For Miniature Pinscher Owners Only Violators Better Haul Ass SignParking For Miniature Pinscher Owners Only Violators Better Haul Ass Sign $14.99 Miniature Pinscher Dog Pot HolderMiniature Pinscher Dog Pot Holder $18.99
I'D Rather Be Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift Hoodie Hw 017I'D Rather Be Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift Hoodie Hw 017 $29.41 Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift Hoodie World's Greatest Arrow 017Miniature Pinscher Dog Lover Gift Hoodie World's Greatest Arrow 017 $29.41
Miniature Pinscher Tan And Black ~ Wine StopperMiniature Pinscher Tan And Black ~ Wine Stopper $14.49 Miniature Pinscher Dog with Santa 10 Greeting CardsMiniature Pinscher Dog with Santa 10 Greeting Cards $24.99
Miniature Pinscher Westminster Kennel Club 2009 Bob CovMiniature Pinscher Westminster Kennel Club 2009 Bob Cov $4.13 Miniature Pinscher 10" Wall Clock #1022 Batteries Included NewMiniature Pinscher 10" Wall Clock #1022 Batteries Included New $25.94
Ceramic Handmade Original Painted Vase w/ Miniature Pinscher dog art minpin 6.5”Ceramic Handmade Original Painted Vase w/ Miniature Pinscher dog art minpin 6.5” $5.99 Miniature Pinscher Dog Floormat 18x24Miniature Pinscher Dog Floormat 18x24 $36.99
Click to see more Miniature Pinscher items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 12/11/17 5:40am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay