The miniature Pinscher or mini Doberman
Mini-Doberman or miniature Pinscher appeared as a more or less purebred dog in the middle of the XV century. Initially, it was bred in the German farms where it was appreciated for the good ear, fearlessness, small growth and vigor. The dog didn't require a lot of food, vigilantly guarding the house, exterminated rats in the barn is better than a cat, and in case the owner could hunt small game – rabbits or ducks. It is believed that the ancestors of the miniature Dobermans were the Scandinavian dogs and the usual smooth-haired Pinschers, bred in the vicinity of württemberg. Whatever it was, but suddenly in the nineteenth century, this breed became very popular first in Germany and then abroad. Began breeding work on breeding Pinschers as little as possible size. The breed standard of the miniature Pinscher (Zwergpinscher) was adopted in 1880. On the wave of fashion it has become mainly an urban companion dog.
In Russia the breed is known as a mini Doberman. However, the relationship with the latter the miniature Pinscher is highly questionable. Herr Doberman, wanting in the late nineteenth century to bring the perfect dog-bodyguard, took for his new breed of tribal blood the big German Pinschers. But that's where the relationship ends. Thus, from the petite, handsome, and normal Doberman has one the distant ancestor is the smooth-haired Pinscher.
What kind of dog is a mini Doberman? The photo shows us a cute little short-haired dogs with erect or drooping in the cartilage forward ears, intelligent eyes and a docked tail. Are animals "square format" with strong legs, muscular, but at the same time, with gracefully curved, like the Doberman, the neck. The coat should fit snugly to the torso. Very popular black "varnished" miniature Pinscher with a shiny coat and fiery red markings. In General, the IFF standard for this breed (it is registered there under number 185) are allowed only two suits: red (all shades from light to chocolate) and black-and-podpora. Dog with colour as the deer (with specks) bred in Germany as a separate group – re-pinchers. But the most characteristic feature of which is the hallmark of this race is peculiar gait – "ballet lynx". Walking the dog, tossing high his front paws like a circus horse (or rather pony).
What is the nature of these babies? Mini Doberman Pinscher loving. One hundred years of the breed in apartments somewhat cooled the hunting instinct of this "storm of the rats." Now, dogs live well with cats and other Pets. However, something valuable qualities of the former guard of the German farms still remained. Phenomenal ear, unprecedented courage and extraordinary intelligence of the miniature Pinscher is distinguished from other breeds. With the growth of 30 cm and weight 5 kilograms mini Doberman not afraid to confront the pack of big dogs to protect the owner. His footsteps he hears when he is still on the distant approaches to the house.
To care for a miniature Pinscher is not difficult. He virtually doesn't shed, very clean, easily trained teams. Mini Doberman has good health, not suffering from the "aristocratic" disease, and live long to old age, retains the vigor and playfulness. The only thing you need to consider the owner of a miniature Pinscher, is the fact that short fur of his pet poorly protects from the cold in the winter so need more clothes. Also dogs of this breed loves to eat. Do not overfeed them!