Learn about the temperament and personality of the Miniature Pinscher. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Miniature Pinscher photos.
The Miniature Pinscher has been nicknamed "The King of the Toys." Miniature Pinschers (or Min Pins) are very small dogs, but they do not know this. They are brave and fearless, and are escape artists. Never let one off the leash, as they will chase anything that runs. They have been known to escape through tiny holes in fences, and out open windows! They are curious, sometimes to a fault! They will sometimes eat small objects that interest them: paperclips, coins, lipstick, and obviously, this is dangerous. But they are fun-loving, funny, entertaining, and always full of vim and vigor. They are affectionate, loyal and loving. They love to cuddle and will probably want to sleep under the covers with you. They make a great little watchdog, as they will bark and alert you should anyone come to your door. They are protective, sometimes even possessive, of their home and family. Min Pins have very high energy levels and will need to go for daily walks. Min Pins do well with gentle, respectful children, but will be scared of kids who play with them roughly. A Min Pin can easily be injured by a young child.
Miniature Pinscher Training
The Miniature Pinscher is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Miniature Pinscher Shedding
The Miniature Pinscher sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Miniature Pinscher Grooming
The short coat of the Miniature Pinscher only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.