The Miniature Pinscher is believed to have originated in Germany over two hundred years ago and is ofter mistaken for a young Doberman Pinscher.
The Miniature Pinscher however, is not a, smaller version of the Doberman Pinscher, their head type, gait, and other conformational aspects are all completely different. Best known in Europe, there dogs were originally bred to protect homes and farms from intruders and rodents.
Size: Desired height 11-11.5 inches at the withers. A dog of either sex measuring under 10 or over 12.5 inches shall be disqualified.
Coat and color: Coat smooth,hard,short,straight and lustrous, closely adhering to and uniformly covering the body.
Colour: a) Solid red or Stag red (red with intermingling black hairs). b)Black or Chocolate with sharply defined rust-red markings on cheeks,lips,lower jaw,throat,twin spots above eyes, and chest,lower half of forelegs,inside of hind legs and vent region, lower portion of hocks and feet. With black pencil stripes on toes in black dogs and chocolate pencil stripes on toes of chocolate dogs.
Tail: Set high, docked between the second and third joints.