Miniature Pinscher Essay

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Bounding down the hallway after a tennis ball is his Majesty, the King of Toys. Miniature Pinschers are often called the King of Toys because of their love of chasing. First seen in the 1700’s Miniature Pinschers grew to popularity in the United States in the mid-1900’s. Miniature Pinschers are one of the best pets for families of all sizes.
The Miniature Pinscher is a breed of dog on its own, it is commonly referred to as the Min Pin. Although many people believe they are descended from the Doberman Pinscher they were known long before Dobermans. Their ancestors include the Italian Greyhound and Dachshund. Miniature Pinschers became popular in the 1900s in Germany and the Scandinavian countries. In historical documents they are also called the Zwergpinscher or Little Biter. They were originally used as barnyard ratters until the
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They are intelligent dogs and often very good escape artists. They can be trained but they need an owner with patience and lots of treats! Miniature Pinschers are fearless, loyal and make good watchdogs. Miniature Pinschers make great family dogs, they are playful, alert and full of pep. Most Min Pins have small dog syndrome, they think they are a bigger dog than they really are. Due to their size, temperament and intelligence they are used as service dogs. The miniature pinscher can come in many colors. The only colors recognized by the American Kennel Club are red, chocolate, black, rust and tan. They can also have white markings. They are well-balanced, compact and sturdy little dogs. The miniature pinscher walks with a high-step almost prancy gait. Once thought to be a toy breed they weigh between 5-10 pounds and stand 11-12 inches high. Their paws are cat-like made for sprinting. Often times owners will dock the tail (removing all or part of the dog’s tail) and crop the ears (removes the floppy part of the ears and pins them straight up) for

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