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Also referred to as Reh Pinschers and Miniature Pinschers

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Average Height & Weight

The Zwergpinscher is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 10 to 12.5 inches.

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds.

Females – Height: 10 to 12.5 inches.

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Zwergpinschers are commonly red, stag red, black, or chocolate. They sometimes have tan or rust markings.





Zwergpinschers are small in size but big in personality. These dogs are fearless, spirited and always curious, as well as occasionally stubborn. Though too small to be a true watchdog, they take pride in guarding their families.




Activity Level

Zwergpinschers have a lot of energy to burn off, but because of their small size they can meet their daily activity requirements with brisk indoor play or a short walk outdoors.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Zwergpinschers include Legg-Perthes and patellar luxation. Progressive retinal atrophy is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Zwergpinschers have a medium tolerance for hot climates, but they despise cold weather and prefer to stay indoors in cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Zwergpinschers are good family dogs, but they do best with families without other pets, as they often fight with other dogs and may chase smaller animals. They do well with children.




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