miniature pinscher

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miniature pinscher,

breed of lively toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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 originating in Germany in the late 19th cent. It stands from 10 to 12 in. (25.4–30.5 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 8 to 10 lb (3.6–4.5 kg). Its short, smooth, flat-lying coat may be red, black with tan markings, or brown marked with rust or yellow. The miniature pinscher, a member of the terrier family, resembles the Doberman pinscherDoberman pinscher
, breed of large, compact working dog originating in Germany c.1890. It stands from 24 to 28 in. (61–71 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 75 lb (27–34 kg).
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. It makes an excellent house pet and watchdog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Yet the 12in tall miniature pinscher had his neck broken in a savage attack by another dog just two months ago.
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Some of the most common dog breeds affected are Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, and Pug.
Now 30, she lives in Chatsworth with her miniature pinscher, Spike, and works as a massage therapist in Woodland Hills and a physical trainer in Tarzana.
Karen A Crandell, selectmen's secretary and a client of Oxford Animal Hospital, said she received a card from the hospital about a month ago, reminding her to make an appointment for Chewie, her 2-year-old Chihuahua- miniature pinscher mix.
We love this,'' said Crystal Herthel, 24, of Woodland Hills, whose Boston terrier and miniature pinscher, wearing Christmas and hunting pullovers, had just cinched their Kodak moment.
Minchy, a miniature pinscher, was sold by Petland at 10 weeks and was immediately diagnosed with coccidian, an intestinal parasite that causes diarrhea and weight loss.
On a recent Wednesday morning, there was Barney the dachshund, Amber the yellow Labrador retriever, Dixie the English bulldog, Cha-Vez the pit bull, pugs Max and Rocky, Christie the miniature pinscher, Cody the schnauzer, Stella the border collie, Zerbey the Rottweiler, Sam the Chesapeake Bay retriever, Charlie the Newfoundland, Jack the Australian shepherd mix, Gus the Shar-Pei - all housed in cages in one building.
When Kessler is not on air, she loves spending time with her Rottweiler, Tor; miniature pinscher, Jetta; and three children.

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