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CKC Breed Standard
Here is the C.K.C. Breed standard. This is
what all breeders should be aiming at. All
breeders have some puppies that don't fall in
standard for one reason or another but do make
great pets and can be shown in obedience and
agility. If your Min Pin does not fall into
this standards it does not mean it's not a
Miniature Pinscher...it just it can't be shown
Pinscher is structurally a well balanced,
sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated
dog. He naturally is well groomed, proud,
vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are
his hackney-like action, fearless animation,
complete self-possession, and his spirited
Size, Proportion, Substance
inches to 12½ inches in height allowed, with
desired height 11 inches to 11½ inches
measured at highest point of the shoulder
blades. Disqualification is Under 10 inches or
over 12½ inches in height. Length of males
equals height at withers. Females may be
correct proportion to the body. Tapering,
narrow with well fitted but not too prominent
foreface which balances with the skull. No
indication of coarseness. Eyes full, slightly
oval, clear, bright and dark even to a true
black, including eye rims, with the exception
of chocolates, whose eye rims should be
self-colored. Ears set high, standing erect
from base to tip. May be cropped or uncropped.
Skull appears flat, tapering forward toward
the muzzle. Muzzle strong rather than fine and
delicate, and in proportion to the head as a
whole. Head well balanced with only a slight
drop to the muzzle, which is parallel to the
top of the skull. Nose black only, with the
exception of chocolates which should have a
self-colored nose. Lips and Cheeks small, taut
and closely adherent to each other. Teeth meet
in a scissors bite.
proportioned to head and body, slightly
arched, gracefully curved, blending into
shoulders, muscular and free from suggestion
of dewlap or throatiness. Top line -Back level
or slightly sloping toward the rear both when
standing and gaiting. Body compact, slightly
wedge-shaped, muscular. Fore chest well
developed. Well-sprung ribs. Depth of brisket,
the base line of which is level with points of
the elbows. Belly moderately tucked up to
denote grace of structural form. Short and
strong in loin. Croup level with top line.
Tail set high, held erect, docked in
proportion to size of dog.
clean and sloping with moderate angulations
coordinated to permit the hackney-like action.
Elbows close to the body. Legs -Strong bone
development and small clean joints. As viewed
from the front, straight and upstanding.
Pastern’s strong, perpendicular. Dewclaws
should be removed. Feet small, catlike, toes
strong, well arched and closely knit with deep
pads. Nails thick, blunt.
muscled quarters set wide enough apart to fit
into a properly balanced body. As viewed from
the rear, the legs are straight and parallel.
From the side, well angulated. Thighs well
muscled. Stifles well defined. Hocks short,
set well apart. Dewclaws should be removed.
Feet small, catlike, toes strong, well arched
and closely knit with deep pads. Nails thick,
hard and short, straight and lustrous, closely
adhering to and uniformly covering the body.
clear red. Stag red (red with intermingling of
black hairs). Black with sharply defined
rust-red markings on cheeks, lips, lower jaw,
throat, twin spots above eyes and chest, lower
half of forelegs, inside of hind legs and vent
region, lower portion of hocks and feet. Black
pencil stripes on toes. Chocolate with
rust-red markings the same as specified for
blacks, except brown pencil stripes on toes.
In the solid red and stag red a rich vibrant
medium to dark shade is preferred.
Disqualifications -Any color other than
listed. Thumb mark (patch of black hair
surrounded by rust on the front of the foreleg
between the foot and the wrist; on chocolates,
the patch is chocolate hair). White on any
part of dog which exceeds one-half inch in its
forelegs and hind legs move parallel, with
feet turning neither in nor out. The
hackney-like action is a high-stepping,
reaching, free and easy gait in which the
front leg moves straight forward and in front
of the body and the foot bends at the wrist.
The dog drives smoothly and strongly from the
rear. The head and tail are carried high.
animation, complete self-possession, and
inches or over 12½ inches in height.
Any color other than listed. Thumb mark (patch
of black hair surrounded by rust on the front
of the foreleg between the foot and the wrist;
on chocolates, the patch is chocolate hair).
White on any part of dog which exceeds
one-half (½) inch in its longest dimension.
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