Breed Profile

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher
The Min Pin (as it is affectionately called) originated in Germany and has been documented since the early 1800s, more formally so since 1895 with the formation of the German Pinscher Club. Evidence of the breed dates to the 15th Century and it was formerly known as the Red Pinscher that refers to the "small red deer", found in the German forest. They were originally bred as stable dogs to eradicate rats and mice.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Miniature Pinscher can live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

This is a proud and spirited little dog - all terrier and certainly no "toy" - they are a loyal and intelligent companion. They are fearless, alert and make an excellent watchdog.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

If brought up from a young age with other animals, Miniature Pinschers will accept just about anything including birds and cats, while chasing away similar interlopers. Min Pins like to dominate so care should be taken regarding personalities and supervised introduction.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The short, hard coat requires little care. In spring and autumn firm stroking by hand or a small brush will remove excess hair. Bathing is not often required as too much removes essential oils that protect the coat. A quick wipe with a warm face-washer containing a few drops of eucalyptus oil will both freshen and keep fleas at bay. Nails must be kept short - trim a little each week as this maintains compact healthy feet.

Please take note:
A Min Pin will be a very active, alert and an interactive member of your household, often behaving like an unruly child. While they always amuse and entertain they need a consistent set of house rules from the start. Be firm in your resolve or they will beguile you. Never walk a Min Pin off the lead, as they can be selectively deaf.

IDEAL OWNERS

All except the very young and the very elderly (too active). They tend to be devoted to the family as a whole, but may choose a particular member as their soul mate while still revelling in the company of all.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Miniature Pinscher is the dog for you and you are willing to lay down the rules early for this dog, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Jeanette Fenton Wilooka VIC Contact
Graham and Margaret Doyle Mindal NT Contact
Lila Benson maxila QLD Contact
Lila Benson maxila QLD Contact
Margaret Hay Silverino NSW Contact
Yvonne Griffin palana SA Contact
Keith Rose silkvale QLD Contact
Paige Saunders Yurrugar VIC Contact
Ashley Reid Khanrae VIC Contact
Nicola Delamere chikaboom QLD Contact
E & G Turnbull and Cincotta Minapeke VIC Contact
Julie Smith Altrue VIC Contact
Debbie & Greg O'Donnell Brandyark NSW Contact
Bev Chapman Hevnlee SA Contact
Lynne Johnston Shiralea SA Contact
Amy Waters Zacjae NSW Contact
Kimberly Berlyn Droverstorm VIC Contact
JULIE AND RIKKI TOUZELL BASCENA NSW Contact
Bev Chapman Hevnlee SA Contact
Kathy Potts Marniechar NSW Contact
kym williams eaglevale NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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