This handsome little fellow has a good dose of self-confidence and lots of exuberant energy to release. You would not think that a dog this size would require that much exercise, but owning one is like having a pocket size Kelpie living in your house!
If Miniature Pinschers (or ‘Minipins’ for short) don’t get enough exercise, they will start to get nervy and agitated. It’s like running releases all their stress hormones and mellows them down. After a good run they will then be the perfect chilled out family dog. And Minipins are even good for apartment living as long as they get their daily exercise.
They are good with other dogs and children and love to show affection to their owners. They are also great for first time dog owners, but you do just need to consider their exercise needs when deciding whether to get one as a pet.
They have a low threshold for new things and can seem a bit on edge when presented with changes or new situations. But they are easy to train and early socialisation to prepare them for life will ensure that their threshold for handling new things is improved.
Minipins’ coats are easy to maintain, just a wash and towel rub once in a while will do for this breed.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|