meet theMiniature Pinscher


Training &Temperament

These spirited little extroverts have a huge zest for life. Miniature Pinschers bond tightly with their humans, and they make excellent watchdogs. These animated comedians are clever: They can be backyard “escape artists,” and obedience training will take persistence and skill. But for owners prepared for the experience, His Majesty, King of Toys, will amply reward the effort.

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Did You Know?

The Miniature Pinscher is native to Germany.

There were few of the breed in America prior to 1928, the impetus to breed advancement dating from 1929 when the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. was formed.

The Miniature Pinscher is valuable as a watchdog, despite its diminutive size.

Real development of the Miniature Pinscher breed abroad began in 1895 when Germany's Pinscher Klub was formed and gave the breed its initial standard.

The "Min Pin," as it is called among fanciers, is noted for its intelligence and pep.

The Miniature Pinscher has been bred extensively in Scandinavia in addition to Germany.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Rust 015
Black & Tan 018
Chocolate & Rust 233
Chocolate & Tan 072
Red 140
Stag Red 193
Blue & Rust 042
Blue & Tan 044
Blue Stag Red 521
Chocolate Stag Red 522
Fawn & Rust 085
Fawn (Isabella) & Tan 317
Fawn (Isabella) Stag Red 523


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Self-colored nose 443
White Markings 014