Hybrid Breed

Shih Tzu + Dwarf Pinscher


Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu Mix - a hybrid breed

The Miniature Pinscher-Shih Tzu is a mixed breed created by crossing a Miniature Pinscher with a Shih Tzu. They are a small and intelligent dog that is very friendly to people and other pets. They are very adaptable and very alert. These hybrids can be found in a variety of sizes and colors, from small to medium with coat colors ranging from black, dark brown and even golden. Most have a stiff and curly coat that makes them extremely attractive. Although they require relatively little training, they enjoy being mentally challenged. This particular hybrid is characterized by its desire to receive attention and affection from its owner. All in all, the Pin-Tzu is a perfect companion that has a loving personality.

Alternate Name -
Origin Tibet - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level low - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu mix - Such is probably his nature.

Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu are two dog breeds that are considered to be the perfect playmate for any family member. Therefore, it is no wonder that a breed of these two species, called Miniature Pinscher-Shih Tzu mix breed, is a very popular hybrid dog breed.

These adorable little dogs are usually very affectionate and loving and easily form a deep bond with their owners. Despite their lively and playful nature, they are also absolutely loyal and faithful. Their tail wags and joyful charisma make everyone feel the love and joy they exude. This trait makes them the perfect companions for any family member.

Miniature Pinscher-Shih Tzu mixes have a very strong protective instinct and are neither fearful nor suspicious. They adapt well to their new environment and quickly become familiar with other people and animals. They are intelligent and curious and love to discover new things. Because of their energy and enterprising nature, they are able to do many tasks without getting tired.

This small dog breed is very muscular; they have short fur and a shaggy appearance. Their color usually varies from dark red to black or cream. They are a bit more demanding in terms of their diet and care than other hybrid dog breeds, but that doesn't mean they are hard to handle. Their easy upbringing and quick adaptation to almost any type of environment make them an ideal companion.

In general, Pin-Tzu are very loyal and loving companions and make excellent family dogs. They deserve love and affection and can build a deep relationship with their owners.

What diseases can occur in Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu Mix.

There are many different crosses of dog breeds on the market, but one of the most popular and unusual combinations is the Miniature Pinscher Shih Tzu Mix. These small and cute dogs are increasingly being chosen as pets, especially by families with children. But, although these pinchers can be very cute, owners considering adopting one should be aware of the known diseases that can affect these mixed breeds.

The first and most common condition that Pin-Tzu can develop is allergies. These allergic reactions can be caused by contact with certain substances or allergens. They include symptoms such as coughing, itching, rhinitis, or skin rashes. Possible allergens can include pollen, mold, pet dander or smoke. It is very important to see your veterinarian if you observe your dog exhibiting such symptoms.

Another common condition is Joubert's disease, also known as ataxic hypoplasia. This condition can occur in Pekingese, Maltese and bird dog breeds, including the Miniature Pinscher. Signs and symptoms owners should be aware of include trouble walking, hypotonia, ataxia and paralysis. A veterinarian can diagnose this condition and perform tests to determine if a dog is affected.

In addition to these two conditions, Pin-Tzu can also suffer from respiratory disorders and breathing problems. Symptoms of these conditions range from frequent sneezing and coughing to shortness of breath. Breed-related respiratory conditions can be caused by an abnormal structure of the dog's nasal passages and nasal cavity, as well as a longer throat. It is important to see your veterinarian if you notice your dog is having severe respiratory problems.

While many Pin-Tzu can live a healthy and long life, they can also suffer from the diseases mentioned above. Therefore, it is important for owners* to visit their veterinarian regularly and perform preventative exams to detect and treat problems early.

A Pin-Tzu usually has a very dense coat that is rather heavy and curly. It is also often a bit longer than most dogs, but not as long as the coat of a Shih Tzu. Many of these mixed breeds have a beautiful color that varies between brown, white, black and gray. Sometimes they are solid colors, but sometimes they have multi-colored patterns. A typical feature of this breed is the "oil sheen" on the coat, which makes them even more attractive.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu Mix breed has a short, silky coat that comes in guinea pig colors like white or gray. It has an oval chest and a straight back. The head is short and broad with small ears and a disproportionate muzzle. Its weight ranges from 4 to 7 kg, while its height measures about 24-27 cm on average.

Fur length medium - short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail rolled up - lang
Anatomy rugged, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 20 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 4 - 7 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 7 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Children
  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Knee injuries

    Some breeds, unfortunately, especially suffer from knee injuries of various kinds.

  • 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.

  • Their weight ranges from 4 to 7 kg, while their average size is about 24-27 cm.

  • This mixed breed is incredibly energetic, friendly and playful. They are alert and extremely lively, but also very affectionate.

  • The most common health problems observed from this breed are respiratory problems, skin allergies and eye problems.

  • A Miniature Pinscher Shih Tzu mix should get regular brushing, walks and playtime. They also need regular wellness checks, blood work and vaccines at the vet.

  • Yes, Miniature Pinscher Shih Tzu mixes are perfect companions for children as long as the interaction is supervised in a responsible manner.

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