Miniature Pinscher – breed description
The Miniature Pinscher is very similar to the Medium Pinscher. Often colloquially referred to as a ratler. The breed comes from Germany, where it was officially recognized in 1870. Once upon a time, these animals were used to catch rats. Currently, they are very popular in Poland – they are perfect guard dogs and companion dogs. They are generally friendly towards people, treat strangers with reserve. They are animals with eggs, always brave and self-confident. Dogs of this breed live from 12 to 15 years, and sometimes even longer. Their care is neither time-consuming nor demanding, so they are perfect for the elderly.
What does a Miniature Pinscher look like?
The Miniature Pinscher is a small dog, it is proportional. It reaches 25 to 30 cm at the withers and weighs 4 to 6 kilograms (males and females have the same weight and height). It has a square silhouette and an elongated head. The neck of a pinscher is devoid of folds and the limbs are straight and muscular. His chest is relatively wide. The ears are V-shaped and the eyes are dark and oval-shaped. The coat is short and close to the body. The color of the pinscher is solid (various shades), black and tan or red.
Miniature Pinscher – nature
Miniature Pinschers are very social and have a cheerful disposition. They maintain friendly relations with all members of the household, but usually, they have the greatest affection for one person. They love to spend time with their handler as well as other animals (provided they are properly socialized). They can be very jealous and possessive at times. These dogs have a strongly developed territorial instinct, they are very alert. If they sense a threat, they will immediately announce it by barking loudly. This can become a pain over time. Fortunately, bad habits can be worked on, as pinschers are usually quick learners.
Dogs of this breed love exercise and playing outdoors. They are happy to engage in all kinds of activities with their owner. They have a lot of fun running or retrieving. Frequent walks are among their favorite activities. They are very lively animals, they most eagerly discharge their unbridled energy while jogging together.
How much is a Miniature Pinscher? Breeding and price
The price of a miniature pinscher with a pedigree is approximately from 1500 to 3500 thousand zlotys. For example, these animals can be purchased on popular auction portals from PLN 1,500 upwards. It all depends on the reputation of the breeding, as well as the age, origin and sex of the dog. It’s best to buy animals from reliable sources. Pseudo-breeding should be avoided – quadrupeds are often not provided with the right conditions.
A good breeder cares about the health of the pinscher he has under his care. Puppies should be vaccinated and dewormed. In addition, the person dealing with breeding these dogs is required to provide them with a health book and certificate. It also often supplies the future owner with a basic layette in the form of food and other accessories. In addition, he will make sure that dogs are socialized from birth. This is a very important issue for this breed of dogs, as a lack of socialization can make them aggressive towards other animals and strangers in the future. These proven kennels devote a lot of time to puppies, give them a sense of security and unconditional love.
Miniature Pinscher – upbringing and training
We should socialize the Miniature Pinscher from the moment it is puppies. Otherwise, it can become aggressive towards other animals and people. From the first months of his life, it is worth getting him used to contact with various dogs. Proper socialization will ensure that the pinscher will certainly live in harmony with other representatives of his species. We must remember that this dog has a strongly developed territorial instinct. He fiercely defends his home, he may then show excessive barking. We do not have to be afraid, certain behaviors can be developed by applying an appropriate motivational system. First of all, let’s be firm – if we show uncertainty, the pinscher can take advantage of it. Under no circumstances should we discipline or punish a dog for misbehavior. Let us raise him with positive role models.
The Miniature Pinscher is very intelligent. He will be happy to follow our orders, provided that we show consistency and determination. This dog loves movement, it will be a great companion during running, cycling or long trips to the forest. It will also work well in dog sports, e.g. agility (it consists in overcoming designated obstacles with the help of a guardian). He has a well-developed hunting instinct, so he will willingly take part in activities related to tracking.