A MinPin may appear similar to the Doberman Pinscher, it is not a "Miniature Doberman". Miniature Pinschers are a German breed, and is not related to the Doberman Pinscher. Miniature Pinschers are in fact much older, as the Doberman Pinscher was bred by Louis Doberman in 1890 to resemble a Miniature Pinscher.

MINPIN The Miniature Pinscher has appeared in paintings and sculptures several centuries ago, the factual documentation on this breed goes back less than 200 years. Originally bred to catch vermin, they have, over the years become a wonderful companion dog.

In Germany, they were once referred to as the Reh Pinscher, after a small red deer in that country. Meticulous study shows this breed originated from the Short Haired German Pinscher, possibly the Manchester was bred in to further reduce size. Dachshund also added size reduction and is probably where the red and stag red colors stem from. This breeding became very popular with the ladies of Germany. To create a small and elegant breed, Italian Greyhound was bred in to give them the polished and distinguished appearance of the Minpins today. They are a breed with a lot of attitude and intelligence, a very popular breed capable of tracking, obedience, and agility. MinPins make the perfect show dog, by means of their show attitude and willingness to please. The Miniature Pinscher is loyal, loving, and simply wonderful, resulting in their nickname the "King of the Toys".

The Miniature Pinscher was imported into the U.S. in 1919 and was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1925.

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