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Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke" Compare Miniature Pinscher and German Pinscher. Which is better: Miniature Pinscher or German Pinscher or Alpine Dachsbracke?
Name Miniature Pinscher German Pinscher Alpine Dachsbracke
OriginsGermany Germany Austria
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank71136320
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Other Names Min Pin, King Of The Toys, Reh Pinscher, Zwergpinsc Standard Pinscher, Glatthaariger Pinscher Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke, Alpenlandische Dachsbracke, Basset des Alpes, Alpine Basset Hound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Leash (scent) Hounds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $400-$600 $1400-$1600 $500-$700

General Appearance - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg) 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg) 33 - 40 pounds (15 - 18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) 36,5 pounds (16,5 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) 16-19 inches (41-48 cm) 13 - 16.5 inches (34 - 42 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 14,75 inches (38 cm)

Hair & Care - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Coat Rough Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Dense
Smooth
Thick
Colors Rust
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Black
Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
Black
Dark deer red
Grooming
Effortless: The Miniature Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The German Pinscher requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Miniature Pinschers shed moderately.
German Pinschers shed none to minimal.
Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Temperament Clever
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent
Energetic
Outgoing
Responsive
Outright
Tempered
Courageous
Loving
Familiar
Lively
Spirited
Brave
Fearless
Loyal
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Miniature Pinscher's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Miniature Pinschers are quite easy to train.
German Pinschers are easy to train.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Miniature Pinscher is a highly playful breed.
The German Pinscher is a playful breed.
Alpine Dachsbrackes, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Miniature Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Miniature Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Pinschers are highly affectionate dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Miniature Pinschers are a social breed.
German Pinschers need for social interaction is average.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Miniature Pinscher is a very vocal breed.
Average: The German Pinscher barks occasionally.
Average: The Alpine Dachsbracke barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Pinschers are average watchdogs.
German Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Pinschers strongly protect their territory.
German Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alpine Dachsbracke has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Pinschers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Pinschers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the German Pinscher is strong enough to escape from home.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Miniature Pinschers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
German Pinschers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are apartment-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Miniature Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Pinschers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Miniature Pinschers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Alpine Dachsbrackes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are kid-friendly dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Pinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Pinschers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Pinschers are generally with other pets.
German Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Miniature Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alpine Dachsbracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Health Issues
Miniature Pinschers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
German Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set Drug Sensitivity
Ear Infections
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Miniature Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Pinschers are high energy dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Miniature Pinschers exercise need is minimal.
German Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Pinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
German Pinschers don't need too much sleep.
Alpine Dachsbrackes don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Miniature Pinscher breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alpine Dachsbracke can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Miniature Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The German Pinscher has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alpine Dachsbracke has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Pinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Miniature Pinscher vs German Pinscher vs Alpine Dachsbracke

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 6-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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