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What You Need To Know Before You Adopt A Miniature Pinscher

September 7, 2018

miniature pinscherMiniature Pinschers are fearless despite their small size, which is why their owners love them. However, there are a lot of details that most people do not know about this feisty breed. Let’s clear up the air on some of the things that most people get wrong about Min Pins:

Miniature pinscher versus Doberman

Except for the size difference, the two breeds resemble each other not just in looks; they also have matching personalities. But are they in fact related? The following post offers the best explanation we could find:

Is the Mini Pinscher Related to the Doberman?

Well, they look an awful lot alike. Similar coloring, similar body structure, but at 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder, the Doberman pinscher is much bigger than the miniature pinscher, who stands only 10 to 12 1/2 inches. So are the Doberman and the min pin related? Read full post at The Nest…

How to train a Miniature Pinscher

Training is one area that Min Pin owners often get wrong, which is why the breed is not recommended for novice dog owners. Understanding and interpreting dog behavior is a vital skill that one would need to successfully train a Min Pin. It’s also a skill that is usually only developed through practice. The following post offers some helpful tips on how to train your Miniature Pinscher:

Training Your Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinschers are lively, intelligent, bold, and strong-willed little dogs. Although small in size, the dogs need experienced owners to manage them, and training should begin as early in their lives as possible. Expose your Miniature Pinscher to children early, so the dog learns how to behave around them. Do this in a supervised environment to keep the experience positive and prevent the children from frightening or hurting the dog. Read full post at Pet Care RX…

Keep in mind that adult pinschers can be highly suspicious and intolerant of children, especially when manhandled. Very little children should only be exposed to Min Pin puppies, and only under supervision.

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How to care for your Miniature Pinscher

Because of their high-energy – small-size combo, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much food your Miniature Pinscher needs. The following post offers some very useful guidelines for this:

How To Feed My Miniature Pinscher

Although the most common type of dog food is your everyday kibble, your Miniature Pinscher will greatly benefit from a raw, natural-food diet. Because the food hasn’t been cooked at high temperatures it still maintains the nutrients that your dog needs to live a healthy lifestyle. Raw dog foods will help improve your furry friend’s digestion, teeth and gum health, immune system, vitality, and overall behavior. Read more at TruDog…

If you’re thinking about adopting a Miniature Pinscher, the above information barely scratches the surface of all you’ll need to know. But it should give you some idea of the responsibilities that Min Pin owners have. Take your time to learn as much as you can about him, then decide whether he’ll be a good fit for your family.

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