Min Pin Shepherd

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45-55 lbs
20-24"
Unknown
Miniature Pinscher 
German Shepherd
The Min Pin Shepherd is a hybrid of the German Shepherd and the Minature Pinscher. These hybrids are considered quite new to the doggy world as they are not currently recognized by any designer kennel clubs or registry. The Min Pin Shepherd is a medium sized strong-willed, intelligent dog that often appears to have a short to medium length, dense, black and tan coat. These hybrids are active dogs that are best suited to active families. They tend to thrive in rural areas and suburban homes where they have plenty of space to play and expend energy.  They can be bossy, rambunctious dogs that will require a dominant owner.
Purpose
Companionship, Watchdog
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Miniature Pinscher and German Shepherd

Min Pin Shepherd Health

Average Size
Male Min Pin Shepherd size stats
Height: 20-25 inches Weight: 50-60 lbs
Female Min Pin Shepherd size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 45-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Demodicosis
  • Hemophilia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Tests for Organ Function
  • X-ray imaging
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Full Physical Eexamination by the Veterinarian to test the range of movement in the joint areas
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)

Min Pin Shepherd Breed History

The Min Pin Shepherd is an active, intelligent hybrid that may have originated within the last decade. These are a relatively new designer breed and are currently not recognized by any known designer dog breed kennel club or registry. Thus, the history, origin, and purpose of the Min Pin Shepherd remain unknown. Both parent breeds of the Min Pin Shepherd originated from Germany. The Miniature Pinscher often appears to resemble a small, toy version of the Doberman although it is known that they are not related. However, these little breeds may actually be quite ancient and are said to have been in existence for almost 2,000 years. The breed only began its development into a standardized purebred during the late 1800's and become popular after World War I. It is believed that the Miniature Pinscher may share common ancestry with the Greyhound and the Dachshund. This perky breed gained recognition with the American Kennel Club in 1929. The fearless, bold German Shepherd is a large dog known for its intelligence and excellent herding skills. These large dogs originated along northern and central Germany during the 1800s and were primarily used as herding dogs that would nip at heels of sheep as opposed to bark. The German Shepherd today serves a more noble purpose and is often seen as a police or service dog. Today they are considered to be America's 2nd most popular dog breed.

Min Pin Shepherd Breed Appearance

At first glance, the Min Pin Shepherd appears to have a very alert and lively persona. These dogs are medium in size and can have well-developed muscles around their shoulder, loin and quarter region. Their body is often long but compact. Their muzzles are medium to long in length, whereas their head is slightly wide and chiselled. Eyes will appear to be brown, medium in size and almond shaped. The nose is often either black or brown. Ears are semi-flopped down and are not likely to be pointed like the German Shepherd. The Min Pin Shepherd will appear to have a medium length, dense, double coat that can either be straight or wiry (depending on the parent breed German Shepherd). Coats are often bi-colored and can be brown and black or tanned.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Min Pin Shepherd eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Min Pin Shepherd nose
Black
brown Min Pin Shepherd nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Min Pin Shepherd coat
Black
gray Min Pin Shepherd coat
Gray
brown Min Pin Shepherd coat
Brown
red Min Pin Shepherd coat
Red
sable Min Pin Shepherd coat
Sable
brindle Min Pin Shepherd coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Min Pin Shepherd straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Min Pin Shepherd Breed Maintenance

An average maintenance dog, the Min Pin Shepherd does not seem to require much extra care than normal for a canine when it comes to grooming. These hybrids can often have coats that are either short or medium in length that may need to be brushed on a regular basis in order to remove loose fur and trapped dirt. Over the summer months, your hybrid may begin to shed a lot more frequently; this is when owners should use a deshedding tool to assist in the shedding process. The Min Pin hybrid can need his ears to be checked and cleaned every 4 to 6 weeks. Teeth need to be brushed weekly in order to prevent dental disease and nails need to be trimmed if not worn down through walking or play.

Brushes for Min Pin Shepherd
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Min Pin Shepherd requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Min Pin Shepherd Temperament

Confident, smart and fearless best describes the Min Pin Shepherds temperament. These hybrids are loyal members of the family who often do very well with older children. Some hybrids may be tolerant of younger children, but it's never suggested to leave dogs alone with kids. The Min Pin Shepherd is a relatively social and friendly breed, they may be more dominant than other dogs and so must be monitored when playing with other pets. These pups have a very protective nature and they may not take well to new strangers if not socialized at a young age. The Min Pin Shepherd is an easy to train dog that will often pick up tricks and house rules really quickly.

Min Pin Shepherd Activity Requirements

There'll never be a dull moment with a Min Pin Shepherd in your life. These hybrids are fairly active breeds that require a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day. As these breeds stem from herding dogs they will excel in sports and activities that allow them to show off their stamina and agility. These activities can include herding, playing fetching games or even learning new tricks. The Min Pin Shepherd is a breed not suited to a laid-back lifestyle; they may be a little too naughty to be confined to small living quarters. These dogs are best suited to homes with plenty of space in and out or suburban homes with a nearby dog park. They can do well in all climates and are best suited to a household and family that has the time to help the Min Pin Shepherd grow in confidence and smarts.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Min Pin Shepherd Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.3 - $1.5
Monthly Cost
$35 - $45

Min Pin Shepherd Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Min Pin Shepherd size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Min Pin Shepherd size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 20 lbs
12 Months
Male Min Pin Shepherd size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Min Pin Shepherd size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 40 lbs
18 Months
Male Min Pin Shepherd size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 55 lbs
Female Min Pin Shepherd size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 55 lbs

Min Pin Shepherd Owner Experiences

Chanel Bravo
5 Months
3 People
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Pastimes
Running and playing outdoors
Chanel is the perfect family dog, we also have an 8 year old boxer and they are great pals. She is very sweet to my 4 year old and is extremely smart. We take her everywhere
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Comet
17 Months
3 People
House & Yard
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Pastimes
Nap
Run
Catch treats
Shake
Chase
Comet is an extremely lovable dog who'll protect our home. He loves being around people once he gets to know them, and he'll cuddle up to you if he feels like you're his buddy. He's full of energy, and he loves being chased and chasing as well. He's an amazing dog, and we love his amazing personality.
4 months ago
Lady
1 Year
4 People
Apartment
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Running
Rough Housing
training
Playing
Walking
Likes to lay down with you/snuggle up
Nice,shes a friendly dog that loves playing around and exploring new things and meeting other dogs. Very active. Worked pretty well with smaller children. A very lovable, alert, and protective dog.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Riley
3 Years
2 People
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Riley has become such a huge part to our small family. She loves when we adopt little kittens and especially loves her own little kitten/sister. Riley is amazing with people & children. She is so smart and I swear can understand everything I say when I talk to her! She is my little baby! Such a good family dog & very protective in a good way, never aggressive.
5 months, 1 week ago
Rossy
6 Weeks
1 People
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Play
It’s been great having her with us
6 months ago
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