The Miniature Pinscher was bred from the German Pinscher and was originally a daredevil rat catcher. Today the “Minpin” is a pure apartment dog. The small Pinscher is brown or black-tan. The Miniature Pinscher is more robust than one might think. Nevertheless, most representatives of their breed are a bit jittery. Therefore, a dog backpack for Miniature Pinscher is the ideal place to provide security while traveling. For example, in the restaurant or on the train.

Miniature Pinscher sitting in hiking backpack from TARIGS in green

The Miniature Pinscher Nevio  vom Reichsgraf zu Herrenheim is one of the TARIGS main characters.

Profile Miniature Pinscher

Origin: Germany
Weight: 4 to 7 kg | 9 – 15 lbs
Shoulder height: 25 – 35 cm | 10 – 14 ″
Back length: 32 – 40 cm | 12 – 16 ″
Life expectancy: 12 – 16 years, partly older
Fur: short, dense, shiny
Color: black-tan, bright red, chocolate and rust colors
Character: friendly, robust, lively, intelligent, affectionate

The dog breed

Miniature Pinschers are rare, but are becoming increasingly popular. Despite their small size, the small Pinschers are no handbag dogs. They are friendly, robust, active and intelligent. Towards other dogs he shows himself open-minded and self-confident, but not aggressive. He has an innate hunting instinct, but it is not very strong. Like its larger relative, the Miniature Pinscher is said to be descended from the peat dog of the pile dwellers. Originally used to hunt mice and rats, today he is an affectionate family dog. With sufficient physical and mental exercise, the Miniature Pinscher is a well-balanced companion. His education is basically simple. He is an attentive watchdog. Furthermore, he has a low frustration tolerance. Both can be counteracted by consistent education and socialization in puppyhood. Since the Miniature Pinscher does not have an undercoat to protect him from the cold, he needs a dog coat in winter. The small Pinscher is not particularly susceptible to typical diseases. Overbred dogs suffer from diseases and permanent tremors.

Activities with Miniature Pinscher

Due to the high urge to move, the Miniature Pinscher is ideal for active people. Whether riding, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling or skating. Various leisure activities are the perfect occupation for the robust dogs. Nevertheless, the workload must be adapted to the age and state of health. Young dogs (up to 12 months) and seniors need to be spared more. Miniature Pinschers usually have good obedience. Nevertheless, they must be secured in dangerous places or narrow passages. A suitable leash and harness should always be carried when hiking easily. For horseback riding, mountaineering and cycling, dog backpacks have proven their worth. Via ferrata on natural rocks can be overcome without danger. When cycling through the urban jungle, your dog sits safely in the backpack. The TARIGS MountainRock Backpacks and PeakStone Backpacks offer enough storage space for your dog and more.

Home is always there

Our dog backpacks are not just backpacks. They provide your Miniature Pinscher with a homey feeling when out and about, and are the ideal place to retreat to in a restaurant. On hikes and bike rides, they’re the place to take a break or stay safe on dangerous passages. Also in places with crowds, such as on the train or at the weekly market, your dog can retreat in the backpack and does not run the risk of being overlooked. Often dogs are allowed to travel free of charge on public transport if they are carried in a backpack.

The matching dog backpack

The MountainRock Backpack in size Medium and the PeakStone Backpack in size Medium are suitable for most Miniature Pinschers. If your dog is smaller or larger than average, we will be happy to recommend the appropriate backpack. Please fill out the form “The right size” with the information about your dog. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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