Miniature Pinscher

USD $400-$600 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 71
Origin Germany
Other Names King Of The Toys, Min Pin, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$600
How much does it cost to buy a Miniature Pinscher?
Miniature Pinscher are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $400 to $600 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Miniature Pinschers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg),
Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm),
Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. And FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauz
Purpose Ratting
Date of Origin 1600s
Ancestry Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Pinscher

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough
Coat Colors Black, Chocolate, Red, Rust, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Isabella, Red, Sable
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Clever, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Outgoing, Playful, Respondent, Responsive, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Legg-perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $20.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Miniature Pinscher have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog that has been around for centuries. It is known for its lively and energetic personality, as well as its unique appearance. The Miniature Pinscher is a toy breed that stands between 10-12 inches tall and weighs between 8-10 pounds. They have short, smooth coats that come in a variety of colors including black, red, chocolate, and tan.

The Miniature Pinscher has an average lifespan of 12-14 years and is considered to be a healthy breed overall. They are very active dogs who need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. They are also very intelligent dogs who can learn quickly with the right training methods.

The Miniature Pinscher has an outgoing personality that makes them great companions for people of all ages. They are loyal to their owners and love spending time with them. They can be quite protective of their family members but they are also friendly towards strangers when properly socialized from an early age.

Miniature Pinschers get along well with other dogs but should always be supervised when interacting with larger breeds due to their small size. They can also get along well with cats if they are raised together from puppyhood but may chase smaller animals such as rodents or birds if given the chance.
Miniature Pinschers tend to be good around children if they have been properly socialized from an early age but should still always be supervised when playing together due to their small size which could make them vulnerable to injury from rough play or accidental falls by children who don’t know any better yet how fragile these little guys can be!

The temperament of the Miniature Pinscher is alert, curious, and fearless which makes them great watchdogs despite their small size! However, they do require consistent training in order to prevent any unwanted behaviors such as excessive barking or nipping at people’s ankles due to boredom or lack of attention from their owners!

In terms of health issues, the Miniature Pinscher is generally considered a healthy breed overall however there are some conditions that may affect this breed such as hip dysplasia or patellar luxation (dislocation). Regular vet checkups will help ensure your pup stays healthy throughout his life!

Finally, the adaptability level for this breed is high since they do not require much space in order to live happily indoors or outdoors depending on your preference! The benefits of having a miniature pinscher as a pet include having an active companion who loves spending time with you while providing protection against intruders due to its alert nature!


The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog that was once popular in Germany. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but has since become popular again. The Miniature Pinscher is believed to be the ancestor of the Doberman Pinscher and the German Pinscher. The breed was first recognized as a separate breed in 1888.

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