Min pins are sturdy, compact dogs standing no more than 12.5 at the shoulder. The smooth, shiny coat comes in two colors of solid red, or chocolate-and-rust or black-and-rust. Dark, slightly oval eyes and high-set ears help bring out a self-contained, “big dog” personality. A distinguishing feature is Min Pin’s high-step “hackney” gait, reminiscent of a hackney horse in the trot.
Experts say min pins go back several centuries, but the point of origin remains accurate. Historians of the breed accept the idea that the Min Pins is a cross of Dachshund and the Italian Greyhound. German Pinscher is another possible ingredient breed. (Because their names and physical symmetries are similar, it is often mistakenly assumed that Min Pins are Mini Doberman Kinschers.) Min Pins regularly top or near the rankings of Europe’s favorite toy dogs. Americans are also very fond of it.
The Miniature Per is structurally a balanced, strong, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. He is naturally well groomed, proud, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like action, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and his enthusiastic presence.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time’
The miniature pincer’s short, hard coat is very easily maintained. A weekly over with a soft brush or hound glove will keep it shining. With a new puppy, spending time together in a grooming session helps her get accustomed to working with him or her and is an opportunity to develop a bond between you. Nails should be trimmed regularly, as longer nails can cause dog trouble.
Miniature pinners are very smart and love their families, but they can also be independent and try to test their boss’s limits, so obedience training is a good idea. Early socialization and puppy training classes are recommended and help ensure that the dog grows into a well-adjusted, well-run companion.
The Miniature Pinscher is very active and athletic, and requires adequate exercise. Walking well with your human every day will help to ensure his optimal mental and physical health. He can enjoy relaxing on the couch with his boss but will be equally eager to go out and chase some tennis balls or run around and play.
The miniature pincer should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
Small pincers are usually healthy dogs and responsible breeders have tested their stock for health conditions such as patellar laxation, cervical (dry) discs, leg-Calve-Partes disease, epilepsy, thyroid, heart disease, and eye problems. . Minipin’s teeth must be brushed frequently, using toothpastes designed for dogs. Regular visits to the vet for checkups and parasite control help ensure that your dog has a long, healthy life.
Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club: