OF THIS BREED
AND ITS SUITABLITY AS A PET
As a first time owner of the Miniature Pinscher breed, I found it quite
remarkable at first to watch the sheer enthusiasm expressed in their day to day
living. There is NEVER a dull moment with a Miniature Pinscher. They are
cheeky, mischeivous, clever and VERY VERY Active. Having always been the owner
of large dogs, I expected something a little different in the way I should
teach a small dog. Not so with a Miniature Pinscher. These dogs are NOT for
everyone and certainly not for the first time dog owner. They are tough
critters that need a firm hand to keep them in line, otherwise all hell breaks
loose. They delight in picking up and carrying around anything laying about on
the floor. Notorious lap dogs, and attention seekers. There attention span is
quite small and they are very easily distracted by what is going on around
them. Leery of strangers they will attach themselves to one person, and will
"tolerate" others. These dogs are surprisingly hardy for their delicate
Sturdy fences with NO holes are a must for keeping these treasures confined.
They are also known to be good climbers. Once out they will often wander and
refuse to come back till they are good and ready.
Full of fun, they are guaranteed to liven up any household, and can be quite
bossy and possessive of whatever (or whoever) they consider is theirs. We
haven't stopped laughing around this place since the arrival of our "Min Pin".
Laughter also seems to spur them on to greater feats of ridiculousness.
A VERY fun Breed, but only for those with a firm hand. It is best to watch
small children with these dogs although they are quite hardy, rough handling by
small children isn't the best idea.
Big dogs in Small dogs, clothes? FOR SURE!