The Miniature Pinscher is often mistaken for a Doberman Pinscher and Manchester Terrier. The Miniature Pinscher is not a toy version of the Doberman Pinscher. Technically you could call them related, but they are not the same breed. Even though Germany is credited as the origin of the Pinscher, it's true origins are unknown. The word "Pinscher" directly translates to Germany. Regardless of the confusion between the breeds, the Miniature Pinscher is an active, fun, and energetic dog breed. The "MinPin" is great as a watchdog and companion. Their grooming maintenance is minimal with their short coat, and are intelligent making training relatively easy. With all the quality characteristics this breed possesses, it is not a surprise how popular this breed has become since it's AKC recognition on July 8th, 1980. With it's growth in popularity we have added the Miniature Pinscher gifts and merchandise collection to our growing breed offering. Figurines, ornaments, wine racks, key chains, magnets, kitchen gifts, and more merchandise are all available as Miniature Pinscher gifts that are perfect for any home decor!