Miniature Pinscher

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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.

Miniature Pinscher
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Miniature Pinscher Temperament

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!)

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