Their resemblance could come from the fact that both of these breeds were derived from the German Pinscher.
Miniature Pinschers have sleek, sturdy and compact frames. Their narrow heads have flat skulls, strong muzzles, oval eyes and erect ears. They have arched necks that blend into the shoulders, well-muscled bodies, straight legs and erect tails. Their short, easily groomed coats usually come in brown, red and black & tan.
A healthy Miniature Pinscher can live more than 15 years.
- Pattern baldness
- Diabetes mellitus
- Chronic superficial keratitis
- Corneal dystrophy
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Cystine urolithiasis