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Miniature Pinscher


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Group: Toys
Breed Family: Miniature Pinscher

Often referred to as the Min Pin, early names for the Miniature Pinscher include the German Toy Terrier and the Zwerg Pincher. Originally bred as a ratter and companion dog in Germany, it is said to have come from the Dachshund, Old German Pinscher, Manchester Terrier and Italian Greyhound. The breed has existed in some form in Germany for centuries, but its appearance became more standardized with the founding of the Miniature Pincher Club in Germany in 1895. It appeared first in America in the late 1920’s but did not arrive in England until 1949. The breed is credited as being without the peculiarities often associated with dwarfish dogs, and is characterized by its true high-stepped or hackney gait.


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