Is The Miniature Pinscher The Right Dog For Your Family?

by Ned D’Agostino

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear about the ? Many think he’s a . Others think he’s simply yappy and tends to bite. Owners of this breed can tell you none of that is true.

What the really is is an intelligent dog that is extremely loyal and intelligent, and yes, full of energy. It’s no wonder this breed has been given the nickname “The King of the Toys.”

There’s no question that this breed has a bit of an attitude. They are courageous well beyond what their 10 pounds would indicate. They seem to think they weigh much more than that. You’ll notice it in their proud walk with their high steps and head held high as well.

And because they are so loyal, proud and courageous, the Miniature makes an excellent watchdog. But those same traits can make them difficult if not trained properly.

A good Min Pin owner quickly establishes himself as the or female. If this is not done, the dog can become a , thinking he’s in charge of the household. Early training is a must and it needs to be consistent. You can’t let your dog get away with bad behavior just because he’s so cute. It can be tough sometimes to enforce discipline because of this, but it needs to be done. The good news is that are easy to train because they are highly intelligent.

And if trained properly they are incredible . They are loving, loyal and very playful. And quite simply, they are fun to watch. They are the stand up comedians of the dog world.

Just make sure that if you have children, they don’t play too rough. Yes the Min Pin is sturdy and incredibly playful, but he does only weigh 10 pounds. It’s easy to forget how small he is when playing.

We briefly mentioned loyalty earlier. There are very few that are more loyal than a Min Pin. And although his tendency is to become extremely attached on one person in particular, he will get along well with everyone in your family.

Because they have so much energy, Miniature Pinschers need plenty of exercise. But the good news is that if you don’t have the energy to keep up, their size means they can get all the exercise they need just running around your apartment or home. They love to play by themselves and if you’re watching, they seem to perform more just for your enjoyment. You can’t help but laugh.

And when play time is over they’ll be happy to sit there right next to you. So if you want a family pet that’s loyal, fun, smart and easy to care for, the Miniature Pinscher may be just the breed you’re looking for.

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