Smooth, sufficiently stiff, shiny, tightly fitting
Black and tan, red
Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossers, Mountain Dogs and Swiss Cattle Dogs
Dogs for children, guard dogs, small breed or decorative dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
The dogs originated in Germany, where they appeared about 300 years ago. It is not known precisely how this breed originated in Germany. However, some sources claim that the species was bred based on the English black and spotted terrier.
It is a misconception that the Zwergpinscher evolved from the Dobermans; on the contrary – it is the Doberman bred after the Pinschers came along. These two breeds have a common relative, the smooth-haired German Pinscher. But in general, they have little in common.
From the beginning of their existence with humans, Zwergpinchers lived in stables, guarded the farm, caught rodents, and were beautiful helpers. Subsequently, they were also used as indoor pets in the home.
The Zwergpinscher dogs were first introduced to the world in 1900 in Stuttgart during an exhibition.
Its modern name was given to the Zwergpincher in 1955. Now the dogs are trendy all over the world and are used as companions.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Zwergpinscher is a slender, robust, and compact dog, approximately 25-30 cm tall and weighing 4-6 kg. The animal’s ears come in high and low, which are usually more extensive than the head. The eyes of the fosters are black, large, clearly defined. There is a beautiful curve on the neck.
The coat is shiny, smooth, tight to the body. Coloration can be only black and tan, and red. Earlier it was possible to still brown and papal, but now dogs with such color are bred only in America.
These dogs are very active and rarely sit in one place. They love to be the center of attention and love all kinds of activities. Great with children and will gladly play with them.
The dog will gladly go for walks, errands, jogging, shopping, and even visiting. However, it would help if you remembered that strangers might be distrustful and aggressive. Therefore, it is worth introducing the Zwergpincher to your friends first.
The small size does not prevent the leadership qualities of the dog. The Zwergpinscher is always ready to defend his household, barking at strangers, sometimes even incredibly loud. During walks, it is recommended to take a leash for him because he can show other dogs’ aggression. Dogs are brilliant and good at sensing people’s moods.
The Zwergpinscher is excellent for living in a city apartment. However, you need to walk him often and create a lot of outdoor activities for the dog. Then he won’t do any harm in the house and will behave calmly. The short hair of the Zwergpinscher keeps him warm in winter, so it is recommended to buy unique warm clothes for him.
The dog is quickly accustomed to the litter box and frequently stays indoors. It is recommended to brush and wipe its coat once a day, preferably after a walk. Clip claws regularly and check ears for cleanliness. Brush the dog’s teeth once a week.
The Zwergpinscher has a good memory and a high level of intelligence. They are easy to train, but you should know that the breed is a real manipulator. They always try to be the leader, even for their owner, if possible. Therefore, they should be trained from childhood to execute commands.
Dogs don’t need to be pampered and praised a lot. After all, they naturally have high self-esteem and have a sense of their importance. To effectively teach the dog to carry out commands, you need to show utmost patience. After all, the main thing in their training is the repetition of commands.
The health of the Zwergpinscher is robust. However, it should be remembered that they should not be in the cold for a long time, and it is not desirable to get wet in the rain. Also, due to excessive activity, dogs can have bone injuries, sprains, sprains.
They have a very emotionally vulnerable nature, and when pets get into difficult situations, they can bark loudly and get a shock. It is not a good idea to allow the pet to be under a lot of stress. The Zwergpincher is prone to overeating. It is worth carefully watching how much he eats.
The Zwergpinscher should have a proper diet. It is recommended to give daily meat, cereals, vegetables, dairy products, once a week fish (without bones), eggs.
Additional vitamins can be given. The dog should always have a separate bowl with clean water.