Miniature pinschelkhound:Norwegian Elkhound grey and Dwarf Pinscher Mix

Hybrid Breed

Norwegian Elkhound grey + Dwarf Pinscher


What is a Miniature Pinschelkhound?

The Miniature Pinschelkhound is a fascinating mix of Norwegian Elkhound gray and Miniature Pinscher. This dog breed mix is characterized by its intelligence, agility and lively nature.

Origin and history

The history of Miniature Pinschelkhounds begins with their source breeds. The Norwegian Elkhound gray originated over thousands of years in Northern Europe. Valued for its hardiness, endurance, and keen hunting instincts, it was used primarily for elk hunting. The Miniature Pinscher , on the other hand, originated in Germany and was originally intended as a farm dog to protect stables and houses from rodents.

The combination of these two breeds results in the Miniature Pinschelkhound: a dog with a strong personality, high intelligence and an affectionate nature.

Alternate Name -
Origin Norway - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character and nature of the Miniature Pinschelkhound.

The Miniature Pinschelkhound inherits the intelligence and curiosity of the Miniature Pinscher and the rugged nature and natural tracking talent of the Norwegian Elkhound gray. He is brave and always ready to protect his family, which makes him an excellent guard dog.

  • Intelligent: They are quick learners and love to be mentally stimulated. Training should be regular and varied to avoid boredom.
  • Active: This breed is energetic and loves to be outside. Regular walks and playtime are essential for their physical and mental health.
  • Loyal: They are very affectionate and a close bond with their owners. Their loyal nature makes them wonderful companion dogs.

They need early socialization to make sure they respond well to other animals and people. Their protective instincts can otherwise lead to aggression if not handled properly.

Suitability and Husbandry

Although the Miniature Pinschelkhound is a mix, he inherits many traits from his parent breeds. Thus, his high intelligence and need for attention make him an ideal companion for people who are willing to actively engage with him. His adaptability and robustness allow him to live in different environments, be it city life or country life.

Still, he needs enough physical exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and balanced. Under optimal conditions, the Miniature Pinscherkhound can be a loyal, friendly and energetic companion.

Care of the Miniature Pinschelkhound

Since both parent breeds have thick coats, the Miniature Pinschelkhound requires regular brushing to remove dead fur and keep the coat clean and healthy. These dogs are prone to some health problems such as hip dysplasia and cataracts. Regular visits to the vet are therefore essential.

Health of the Miniature Pinschelkhound

Typically, Miniature Pinschelkhounds live between 12 and 15 years. However, as with any animal, health varies greatly depending on diet, exercise, genetic factors and general care. It is important to have regular checkups with your veterinarian and provide proper preventative care.

Breeding and buying a Miniature Pinschelkhound

Breeding a Miniature Pinschelkhound requires a deeper understanding of genetics and canine health, as both parent breeds have specific health issues that can be passed on to the puppies. Before purchasing a Miniature Pinschelkhound, make sure the breeder is reputable, the parents are healthy and well cared for. Responsible breeding will help ensure the health and well-being of this unique breed of dog.

The Miniature Pinschelkhound is an extremely fascinating hybrid dog. With its particular combination of traits from these two breeds, it stands out for its compact size and charming appearance. Typically, he has the short dense coat of the Miniature Pinschelkhound, often in black and fire or fawn mixed with the gray hue of the Elkhound.

In terms of size and weight, Miniature Pinschelkhounds vary according to genetic disposition.

Fur length long - short
Fur - flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail rolled up - lang
Anatomy massive, sporty, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 25 - 46 cm
Weight ♀ 4 - 25 kg
Size ♂ 25 - 49 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 24 kg
Suitable For -
  • Nervousness

    Very often, unfortunately, small and thin breed suffering from permanent nervousness.

  • Permanent tremor

    Persistent tremors can be very common in small breeds, and are often psychological.

  • The mixed breed has an intelligent, active and playful character. They are adaptable and bonding, so they are used to all family members and adapt well to new environments.

  • It is recommended that they be brushed regularly to prevent matting and to assist in shedding.

  • No, but it needs a balanced diet with all the necessary nutrients.

  • Since this is a rare hybrid breed, there are no accurate records of more common diseases. Hip dysplasia, eye disease, dental problems and allergic reactions are risks that also occur in the parent breeds. Therefore, it is important for owners to bring dogs in for regular checkups.

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