5-35 lbs
United States
Miniature Pinscher

The Pinny-Poo is a combination of the Miniature Pinscher and Poodle that can vary in size quite a bit depending on whether the parent Poodle was a toy, miniature, or standard breed. The coat can vary as well, depending on the genes. They are energetic and love to play with their family, be it their humans or other pets. They are good with older children but can be snappy with younger children. The Pinny-Poo makes a good watchdog because they are loyal and protective as well as loving. This breed can be a bit stubborn so training them may take some extra time and patience.

Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
Miniature Pinscher and Poodle

Pinny-Poo Health

Average Size
Male Pinny-Poo size stats
Height: 10-18 inches Weight: 10-45 lbs
Female Pinny-Poo size stats
Height: 8-16 inches Weight: 5-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Color Dilution Alopecia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)

Pinny-Poo Breed History

The Pinny-Poo does not have much of a history yet so you have to consider the histories of the parent breeds, the Miniature Pinscher and the Poodle. The Miniature Pinscher is about 2000 years old and originated in Germany to hunt vermin. They are not related to the Doberman Pinscher, even though they look like them and share the same name. Pinscher actually means terrier in German and this breed is indeed thought to be related to the German Terrier, Dachshund, and Italian Greyhound. They are frequently called a Min-Pin for short and were found on 2000-year-old paintings from the Renaissance period. The German Miniature Pinscher Klub was started in the late 17th century and about 20 years later they were in the Stuttgart Show. Not long after, the breed started becoming popular in the United States and was accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1925. Five years later, in 1930, the Miniature Pinscher Club of America was formed. Another German dog, the Poodle, is one of the oldest known breeds of dog. They are thought to have been around before the first century and statues were found among Egyptian artifacts and drawings. The breed was developed from different European dogs such as the French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, German, and Portuguese Water Dogs. Some experts also believe the North African Barbet is part of their heritage. There are many other stories about the Poodle but these are the most commonly believed. They come in three versions, the standard, toy, and miniature, which were all created sometime in the 15th century. They were often used for hunting although soon they were found to be excellent circus dogs and even better family companions. The Poodle has been a member of the American Kennel Club since 1887 and is the 7th most popular breed. 

Pinny-Poo Breed Appearance

The Pinny-Poo is a small to medium sized dog, depending on which variety of Poodle is used. In fact, they can range from 5 to 45 pounds and between 8 and 18 inches tall. These dogs have small, round brown or amber eyes, a brown or black nose on a pointed snout, long floppy ears, and their coat can be medium to long, dense, and may be any color from white, black, red, silver, blue, gray, brown, cream, apricot, lemon, fawn, sable, brindle, orange, and pied. They usually have wavy fur but it can also be straight, depending on the genes and it may be hypoallergenic like the Poodle. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pinny-Poo eyes
amber Pinny-Poo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pinny-Poo nose
brown Pinny-Poo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pinny-Poo coat
gray Pinny-Poo coat
brown Pinny-Poo coat
red Pinny-Poo coat
cream Pinny-Poo coat
fawn Pinny-Poo coat
blue Pinny-Poo coat
silver Pinny-Poo coat
white Pinny-Poo coat
pied Pinny-Poo coat
sable Pinny-Poo coat
brindle Pinny-Poo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pinny-Poo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pinny-Poo Breed Maintenance

Because of the Poodle genes, you may have to spend quite a bit of time maintaining their coat. They need to be brushed daily and most Pinny-Poo owners take their dog to be professionally groomed every few months to keep their coat manageable. However, you can do it yourself with trimmers if you learn how. You will also need to bathe your Pinny-Poo every few weeks and clean their ears at this time as well. Be sure to use mild dog shampoo approved by your veterinarian so you do not dry out your Pinny-Poo’s skin. You can trim your dog’s toenails yourself about once a month with nail trimmers or have them done by the groomer or veterinarian. 

Brushes for Pinny-Poo
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pinny-Poo requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pinny-Poo Temperament

Your Pinny-Poo will make a great family companion due to their loving personality and cuddliness. They enjoy being with their family all the time and may have trouble with separation anxiety if left alone too long. Their sweet temperament and loyalty make them great lap dogs for anyone and while they can take some extra time to train, they are smart and can learn tricks that will entertain you for hours. Once your Pinny-Poo is trained, she is obedient and you should not have any more trouble from her. They are wary of strangers and make good watchdogs but must be introduced to guests. 

Pinny-Poo Activity Requirements

The Pinny-Poo needs at least one hour of exercise every day to keep them physically fit and prevent boredom or anxiety. Many dogs who do not get adequate exercise can develop bad habits or behavioral problems like excessive barking or chewing on your personal property. Some great activities for Pinny-Poos include brisk walks, going to the dog park to play with other dogs, swimming, playing catch or flyball, hiking, or just running around in a fenced yard. These dogs are excellent at learning tricks and can also be good at agility competitions or obedience training courses. If your dog is small enough, you can play fetch indoors as well. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Pinny-Poo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.60 - $2.40
Monthly Cost
$48.00 - $72.00

Pinny-Poo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pinny-Poo size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Pinny-Poo size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 9 lbs
12 Months
Male Pinny-Poo size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Pinny-Poo size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 14 lbs
18 Months
Male Pinny-Poo size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 27 lbs
Female Pinny-Poo size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 20 lbs

Pinny-Poo Owner Experiences

7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Go to Park
going for walks
My girl is so loveable loves to sit on my lap, loves to play follows me everywhere. She is just so adorable
4 months ago
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Laying in the sun
Eating Snacks
Explore the city
High Five
Nose work
Road trip
Fetch the toys
Agility training
Obedience classes
Learn a new trick
Look out the window
Go to Beach
A primeira experiência com a minha PinnyPoo foi uma ligação "mãe e filha". Estabeleceu-se uma ligação umbilical invisível à qual um minuto ao colo foi impossível resistir tanto de uma parte como de outra. Tornou-se a minha sombra: para onde eu vou, ela vai. Parte-me o coração deixá-la nem que seja um minuto para ir à varanda estender a roupa e ela também não gosta de não me ver. É obediente; aprendeu o nome dos brinquedos todos, que são 20 até hoje; aprendeu a fazer as necessidades na rua e no seu WC; é muito ativa; adora correr; saltar; vai buscar os brinquedos e desafia-nos para brincar; sabe onde são as suas caminhas, apesar de à noite, por vezes, esgueira-se para dentro da cama dos donos; ladra a barulhos estranhos; não gosta de gatos; adora todos os outros cães (sejam grandes ou pequenos, mas claro, como ela é pequena, geralmente são todos maiores que ela), mas ela é que manda na matilha; adora dar "lambeijos"; adora conhecer pessoas novas, mas primeiro tem de ganhar a sua confiança; adora comer snacks (nada gulosa kkkkk); é de nacionalidade portuguesa; é pretinha com alguns pelos brancos e castanhos espalhados por todo o corpo; tem uns olhos fofos e adoráveis a que ninguém resiste; é de porte pequeno; tem uma cauda comprida; tem orelhas grandes e pontiagudas; e é uma brincalhona. É a minha mais que tudo ❤
5 months, 4 weeks ago
10 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
He likes to cuddle and play. He sleeps at my feet and when he jumps he thinks he jumped far and high. When I call his name he'll look at me, get excited and run to me. He also likes hugging my arm. Though he has anxiety when I put him in the playpen. He is a great guard dog and very protective of me. We have other dogs in the house who he likes to play with.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
taking drives in the car
Play keep away
sitting on sofa
Play fetch
Rocky is a wonderful dog--cheerful, silly, lovable, huggable, and smart. He loves everyone and every dog he meets but barks to warn me of deliveries or visitors. He's sad when we're away and does leaps and somersaults upon our return.
1 year ago
10 Months
3 People
Dog Parks
Road trip
Equal parts crazy puppy and snuggly lovebug. He'd run around at the dog park all day, every day if I'd let him. Loves every dog he meets—from a 3-pound Chihuahua to a 100+-pound great dane.
1 year, 8 months ago
1 Year
2 People
She loves to snuggle and is always wanting to be held. She does have luxating patella in both knees that require surgery.
2 years ago
10 Weeks
3 People
She loves to snuggling and sleep around our neck, under our chin. We have a teacup size, and she bounces like a rabbit when she plays. So cute. Barely barks. Mostly whimpers when she wants you.
2 years, 1 month ago
Book me a walkiee?
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