Facts & Origin
Schipper Pin (Schipperke and Dwarf Pinscher Mix)
The Schipper-Pin is a mixed breed created by combining the Belgian Schipperke and the German Dwarf Pinscher. Both breeds are known for their lively and energetic nature. Schipperkes were originally used as guard dogs on riverboats, while Dwarf Pinschers were popular as rat catchers because of their alert and fearless qualities.
Suitability and attitude
A Schipper Pinscher is suitable for living in both an apartment and a house with a garden due to its size and adaptability. They are usually good with children and other pets, especially if they are used to them from a young age. Their alertness and high energy level make them great playmates and watchdogs.
|Origin||Belgium - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 18 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Schipper Pins are lively, curious and alert dogs. They can inherit the fearlessness of the Miniature Pinscher and the lively energy of the Schipper, making them entertaining and active companions. They are generally intelligent and adaptive, but can be somewhat stubborn. Therefore, consistent and positive training is important from the beginning.
In conclusion, the Schipper Pin is a charming, energetic and loyal companion that can be a great addition to many families. With proper care and training, he will undoubtedly become a treasured member of the family.
Care and health
Schipper pins require a moderate amount of grooming. Regular brushing helps to remove loose hair and keep the coat healthy. Like all dogs, they need regular exercise to stay fit and prevent boredom, which can lead to destructive behavior.
Health-wise, they are usually robust dogs, but can be prone to the health problems common in their parent breeds, such as eye problems, hip dysplasia, and certain heart conditions. Regular veterinary visits are important to detect and treat these problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Using the parent breeds as a reference, the Schipper Pin can be a small to medium sized dog that can inherit the sturdy and compact shape of the Schipper and the elegant, athletic appearance of the Miniature Pinscher. Coat color can vary, typically ranging from black and brown to red tones. His coat can be short and smooth like that of a Miniature Pinscher or dense and coarse like that of a Schipperke.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
Very often, unfortunately, small and thin breed suffering from permanent nervousness.
Persistent tremors can be very common in small breeds, and are often psychological.
A Schipper Pinscher is a small to medium sized hybrid breed that is the result of crossing a Schipper with a Miniature Pinscher.
The Schipper pin is usually a small to medium sized dog.
Typically, the coat ranges from black, brown to red tones.
He is known for his loyal and lively character. These dogs are very energetic, playful and attentive.
The Schipper Pin is very intelligent and learns quickly. Therefore, training with consistent and loving handling is best. Reward the animal with treats or praise to encourage it.