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FCI Standard N° 185 / GB MINIATURE PINSCHER (Zwergpinscher)
TRANSLATION:
Mrs C. Seidler.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD: 06.04.2000
UTILISATION:
House and Companion Dog.
CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossian breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds.
Section 1 -Pinscher and Schnauzer type.
Without working trial.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
Miniature Pinschers were kept in large numbers around the turn of the century already and the Stud Book for 1925 records no less than 1300 entries. Like with the German Pinscher, from the numerous colour variations, only the colours black with lighter markings and solid red to red-brown were thorough-bred.


GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The Miniature Pinscher is a reduced image of the German Pinscher without the draw-backs of a dwarfed appearance. His elegant square build is clearly visible due to his short smooth coat.


IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:

BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT:
Lively, spirited, self assured and evenly tempered. These qualities make him an agreeable family and companion dog.


HEAD
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BODY: TAIL: LIMBS: GAIT/MOVEMENT:
The Miniature Pinscher is a trotter. His back remains firm and rather steady in movement. The movement is harmonious, sure, powerful and uninhibited with good length of stride. Typical of the trot is a ground covering, relaxed, fluent movement with strong drive and free front extension.
SKIN:
Tight fitting over the whole body.
COAT: SIZE AND WEIGHT: FAULTS:
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree. Particularly:

SERIOUS FAULTS:

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS:

NB:Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

MINIATURE PINSCHER -- AKC Standard Adopted by the MPCA, Inc. July 8 1980 - Reformatted February 21, 1990

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