Miniature Pinscher Characteristics

Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher Training

Before we begin to learn how to train a Golden Retriever  let us look at his characteristics. The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog, originating from Germany. The breed’s earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

The Miniature Pinscher is structurally a well balanced, sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. They are naturally well groomed, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like trotting, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and spirited presence. Legs should be straight with no bending in or out.

Miniature Pinscher Facts

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany
TRAITS
WEIGHT Male 8–10 pounds (3.6–4.5 kg)
Female Slightly less than 8–10 pounds (3.6–4.5 kg)
HEIGHT Male 10–12 12 inches (25–32 cm)
Female Less than 10–12 12 inches (25–32 cm)
COAT Short and smooth, with no undercoat
COLOR Solid red, stag red, blue stag red, chocolate stag red, fawn stag red, as well as black, chocolate, blue, and fawn with tan points or rust points

Miniature Pinscher Temperament

Miniature Pinschers are for experienced dog owners. The Miniature Pinscher is an assertive, outgoing, active and independent breed. Miniature pinschers are energetic and need a fenced in yard to run in; they make great agility dogs. They are great escape artists and some recommend having a kennel with a lid on it for them to run around in. They are good watch dogs, as they are alert and wary of strangers. It is recommended that adults and teenagers, rather than young children, play with a Miniature Pinscher as younger children play rough.

Training Miniature Pinscher

The temperament of the Miniature Pinscher lends itself to an experienced owner for the most part since they can be very strong willed and even contrary, These dogs can push your limits with their independence and high energy level.

Get a very secure crate, since tehy can get out. They have an inner engine that wants to run as well. Additionally these dogs are excellent watch dogs.

It is recommended that Miniature Pinschers live in a home with older children, teens and adults. This breed is not for families with young children.

Training a Miniature Pinscher can reach well beyond basic commands since they are smart quick learners and capable of performing agility training. Thought they are very small, they are not lap or toy dogs. Give your Min Pin exercise and challenge him.

A bored Miniature Pinscher usually gets in trouble. Here are some training challenges:

  1. Assertiveness – You must be firm. No exceptions or they will run you! Be Alpha!
  2. Excessive Barking – Train early so he doesn’t develop a habit. (see How to Stop Dogs from Barking)
  3. Socialization Provide social training from an early age to prevent aggressiveness at time later on)
  4. BoredomDigging and escaping. Teach the “Come” command or no off-leash.
  5. Food stealing – Never encourage of feed from the table.

You, the owner, need to be informed and taught how to train a Miniature Pinscher. Try the world’s leading, SPCA approved online Miniature Pinscher Training course.

Get the training supplies you need to train your Miniature Pinscher:

  1. Clicker and Pouch
  2. Dog crate
  3. Kennel
  4. Dog Collars
  5. Leash
  6. Dog Treats
  • Start Training early, be consistent with great rewards and praise.
  • Use short (1-2 word) commands
  • Training must be done in a distraction free environment
  • After your pup has mastered obeying commands then add in distractions.
  • Switch up times and settings.
  • Socialize and challenge your pup

Video: Miniature Pinscher boot camp training

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