Miniature Pinscher Breeders, Breed Rescue and Rescue
“Pinscher” is German for terrier and the Miniature Pinscher is the smallest of the Pinscher breeds and was originally used for hunting and killing vermin. His appearance suggests a relationship with the Dobermann, but there is none. In Europe and the USA the ears are cropped to produce an erect ear carriage but this practice became illegal in 1895 in the UK as a direct result of King Edward VII protesting to the Kennel Club that the practice was unacceptably cruel. Many breeders now produce ears which are naturally erect, though dropped ears are also correct.
The Miniature Pinscher first appeared in the USA during the 1920s. Shortly after, type was stabilised and the Min Pin was introduced to the UK in 1938. Like so many breeds it suffered setbacks during the Second World War in Europe but his charm and neat elegance won him many friends and in the latter half of the 20th century he has really established himself as a popular Toy. The Miniature Pinscher measures up to around 12″ and has a typically fearless terrier temperament.
He can be solid red but is more commonly black, blue or chocolate with strictly defined tan markings. The movement of the Miniature Pinscher is unique with a high-stepping hackney movement; described in the Breed Standard as “proud, vigorous and alert” he makes a very stylish and smart little dog.
Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Clubs for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.