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Miniature Pinscher



Packing a ton of personality and punch into a small package, the Miniature Pinscher is a zesty addition to any household. “Pinscher” is German for “Terrier” and this moniker is well-placed. They live their lives head-on, boldly exploring their world, protecting their homes and dear ones, and prancing confidently through their days. This breed has been valued as a barnyard ratter in Germany for centuries and includes the Dachshund, shorthaired German Pinscher, and Italian Greyhound in its family tree. Their intelligence, independent character, and enthusiasm endears them to families who enjoy such an interactive companion. They are happy to live almost anywhere as long as they get their daily walk and lots of loving attention. Their shorts coats require little care other than occasional brushing and bathing.

Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.

Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.

The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.


Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Miniature Pinscher


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