Tiny the Min Pin

From Germany we get the MinPin.
Is it socially conscious you ask?
Of course and it wants us to know it
So that’s why it’s wearing a mask!

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Here at our Rancho Cordova and Sacramento clinic we see Tiny the typical black and tan Min Pin which which means Miniature Pinscher. The breed story, however, is not quite that simple. The Min Pin is NOT simply a small version of the Doberman Pinscher, but instead is a very old and completely separate German breed composed of Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, and German Pinscher. Their color can be black, red, and the typical black and tan plus other variations. They are energetic, independent and assertive and make great watch dogs. The Miniature Pinscher has a bit of a contradictory personality in that while the breed is plenty smart and can be well trained, it is also somewhat stubborn and paradoxically can be hard to train! As is so often the case, success with this breed is dependent on the experience and dedication of the owner. Min Pins may not do will with very small children. Why? The old German name for the breed is Zwergpinscher or ‘little biter’ !! And PS: In case you were wondering, the human Coronavirus IS NOT the same as the Canine Corona virus and there is no significant transmission between us and our pets. The mask is for effect only!

– Geoffrey Antipa


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