Known as the “King of the Toys,” the Miniature Pinscher is a compactdog who is alert, spirited and fearless, with a unique high-stepping, hackney-like gait. He resembles his cousin the Doberman Pinscher, but he is not a miniature Dobie. “Pinscher” means “Terrier” in German, and the Miniature Pinscher is a distinctly German breed that originated several centuries ago as an efficient barnyard ratter. The Miniature Pinscher is reported to include the Dachshund and Italian Greyhound among its ancestors, along with the shorthaired German Pinscher.
I have added two new illustrations to Cafepress and CKC Embroidery… a head study and gaiting Min. Pin. Sonjya from CKC Embroidery will be traveling to Kelso, WA for the 2010 Miniature Pinscher National Specialty… I hope she has a successful week!