About the Miniature Pinscher...
The Miniature Pinscher has existed for several centuries. However there were few Miniature Pinschers seen at American dog shows prior to 1928, the impetus to breed advancement dating from 1929 when the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. was formed. Previously, the breed had been shown in the Miscellaneous Class. The little dog's popularity has increased steadily.
Although the Miniature Pinscher is similar to a Doberman on a smaller
scale, it has a nature and way about it suggestive of a much larger
dog. It is especially valuable as a watchdog, sometimes keener even
than a dog twice its size. It is a born show dog, too, noted for its
lively temperament and intelligence, while it is often used on the
stage because of its style, smartness, and pep. The close, slick coat
requires scant attention, hence always looks neat and clean. And last
but not least, the "Minpin"'s fondness for home and master