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Overview - Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher (Min Pin to her friends) is the dog world’s answer to the perpetual motion machine. Like a cross between a hummingbird and a hackney pony, she struts and bounds her way through life with a distinctive hackney gait and a bossy attitude.
She may be confused with the Toy Manchester Terrier, but the Min Pin also comes in red, often has cropped ears and usually has a docked tail. She may also be confused with the Italian Greyhound, but the Italian Greyhound is taller and has an arched backline, ears folded back, a long tail, and she never comes in black and tan. And she may be confused with the German Pinscher, but the Min Pin is much smaller.
History of Miniature Pinscher dog
The Miniature Pinscher is thought to be an old breed, but documentation can only trace it reliably back several hundred years. It was developed in Germany to kill rats in homes and stables.
There it was first called the Reh Pinscher because of its supposed similarity to the reh, or small deer, that used to inhabit Germany's forests. Many people think that the Miniature Pinscher was developed as a mini Doberman, but though he looks similar, he's a distinct and much older breed.
Development of the Miniature Pinscher took off in 1895 when German breeders formed the Pinscher Klub, later renamed the Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub. It was then that the first breed standard was written. Miniature Pinschers were first shown at the Stuttgart Dog Show in Germany in 1900, at which time they were virtually unknown outside of their homeland.
From 1905 until World War I, the Miniature Pinscher rapidly grew in popularity in Germany. After World War I, breeders in Germany and also in the Scandinavian countries worked to improve the line. Around 1919, the first Miniature Pinschers were imported in the United States. Only a few were shown in American Kennel Club dog shows at first. But by 1929, the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc., was formed.
Also in 1929, the AKC recognized the breed. At that time Min Pins were shown in the Terrier group. In 1930, they were reclassified as Toys and called Pinscher (Miniature). They were renamed Miniature Pinscher in 1972.
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