The Miniature Pinscher (German: Zwergpinscher) is a breed of dog found in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel.

Description and Temperament

DS and 3DS: "This German breed has a very appealing build and gait."

Among the most energetic of all breeds, the Min Pin is a motion machine. It is busy, playful, and bold. It retains terrier-like traits and tends to be stubborn and independent. It is reserved to strangers but affectionate to family.

It is a little-known fact that the Doberman Pinscher was based on the Miniature Pinscher, when a German tax-collector named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann saw the muscular little rat-hunter and decided that a larger version would make the perfect guard dog.

Black & Tan pinschers are the most famous type, but they can also come in red and piebald. Piebald pinschers are seemingly rare compared to black & tan and red.

Unlocking the Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

In Nintendogs + Cats, the Miniature Pinscher comes in Black & Tan and Red. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a white Miniature Pinscher with gray or brown markings on its face, ears, and body or a completely white one. When they choose Black & Tan, the Miniature Pinschers that they get are black-and-tan or chocolate-and-tan. They may also find one that looks almost pink. Also, the tail of the Min Pin is a bit longer in Nintendogs + Cats than in the original game.


Two of your neighbors own a Miniature Pinscher in Nintendogs

  • Chelsea, owned by Carmen
  • Angel , owned by Meimei

One of your neighbor owns a Miniature Pinscher in Nintendogs + Cats but can only be seen in competitions:

  • Truffles/Laska owned by Celia/Teresa


White Miniature Pinscher in Bandana.
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