The Mini Fox Pinscher: A Complete Guide

The Mini Fox Pinscher is a hybrid breed that brings together the Miniature Pinscher with the Mini Fox Terrier.

As both dogs are roughly of the same size, it does mean that this hybrid breed is also going to ultimately be within the same size range as both of the parents.

While both parent breeds may not be the most popular, it will still be quite easy to find information about them online.

However, the same cannot be said for the Mini Fox Pinscher.

The good news is that our complete guide to the breed is able to provide you with everything that you need to know before you go ahead and take ownership of your new puppy.

By the end of it all, you are going to know everything possible to make sure that your new puppy can have the life that you hope to give to it.

Before we do that, we will stop and turn the attention more onto you, the potential owner, and that is where we will begin our complete guide.

Mini Fox Pinscher Puppies – Before You Buy…

The Mini Fox Pinscher
The Mini Fox Pinscher can be a bit stubborn at times.

Before you go ahead and buy your Mini Fox Pinscher puppy, there are several important factors that we want you to think about.

This applies no matter if you have owned a dog before, or not as the case may be.

For us, the kind of points that we want you to think about are along these lines.

  • Have you ever owned either of the parent breeds before?
  • What kind of knowledge do you have about the hybrid breed at this point?
  • Do you feel confident in training the breed?

As you work through the guide, you are going to come up with other points and ideas regarding the breed that you may wish to think about in more detail.

What Price are Mini Fox Pinscher Puppies?

Knowing how much a Mini Fox Pinscher puppy is going to cost you in advance makes sense.

You hardly want to be caught out by realizing that the initial purchase is more than you were hoping to pay.

There are so many deciding factors that play a role in the final price, and knowing what contributes to it can allow you to potentially work around those hurdles.

For example, just where you live can have an impact on things. It has always been the case that some people in some areas prefer certain breeds, and this is no different.

If you live in an area where there is greater demand than supply of puppies, then a premium can be added to it as breeders know that people will pay for it.

Also, the breeders themselves know the price that they would like to charge, and they will generally push things as far as they can with the price.

If a breeder is then viewed as being a specialist, and with a better reputation, then you can expect them to also charge more.

Finally, there’s the common point regarding the pedigree of the parents.

The better the pedigree, then the higher the price as this indicates that the puppy you will own is of better breeding. Once again, this carries a premium.

When you then consider all of those different points, it then leads to the rough estimate of them costing around $600 in the United States.

In the United Kingdom, the price is also generally around the £500 mark but there is also the possibility of some variation in line with the points mentioned above.

How to Find Reputable Mini Fox Pinscher Breeders?

In the previous section, we mentioned the idea of a reputable Mini Fox Pinscher breeder, but how do you find them in the first place? Well, there are several things that you can try out yourself.

First, make some time to go online because the Internet can prove to be a useful hunting ground for this kind of information.

Look for groups, clubs, associations, or websites dedicated to the breed as a starting point.

Often, those that own the breed will be quite happy to point others in the direction of breeders that they can trust.

The other thing that you can do is to get in touch with the Dog Breeders Association for your country as they may also prove to be rather useful.

While they will often have list of breeders that you can contact, they can also tell you who else to contact for some additional advice and help.

The most important point of all is that you can find reputable breeders, but you must be prepared to search for them. However, it will be worth it in the end.

3 Little-Known Facts About Mini Fox Pinscher Puppies

There are a variety of facts about the Mini Fox Pinscher that you have probably never heard before. However, we are going to limit it to just three at this point to make life a bit easier.

  • They are also known by a shorter name.

Their name is rather lengthy, so it is good to hear that there is a shorter version that is actually more common, so if you see the Min-Pin being mentioned, then it is the same dog.

  • They are quite old.

Compared to other hybrid breeds, this one is quite old as it is believed to have been around since earlier in the 1900’s.

  • They are quite regal.

They have an air of being quite regal surrounding them. This is party due to the Miniature Pinscher being seen as the King of toy dogs.

Physical Traits of the Mini Fox Pinscher

The Mini Fox Pinscher
The Mini Fox Pinscher is a lovely pet full of energy.

When you have a hybrid breed of any mix, there is a tendency for one breed to have slightly more of a dominance with the physical traits.

In this instance, you will notice that they have quite a compact torso along with a rather alert and intelligent looking face.

They will have quite a tapered muzzle, and they will also have dark eyes that are quite oval in shape. Their legs are strong but with small compact feet.

Their ears will sit high on their head and they will often be in an alert position compared to other breeds.

For their fur, then it will tend to be quite short and smooth in nature. There will also be a number of different potential color combinations. This includes black, brown, red, tan and white.

Maintenance is going to be quite easy as they do not shed that often. Brushing them once a week to remove any dead hair is going to be enough in this instance.

However, you do want to pay close attention to their teeth and brush them weekly to prevent any problems.

How Big is a Full-Grown Mini Fox Pinscher?

A full-grown Mini Fox Pinscher is not the biggest of dogs in the world, and there is no real variation in size between the sexes.

With this breed, they will grow to a height of anywhere between 9 to 11 inches. They will also weigh anywhere between 6 to 10lbs, so you really are looking at a small dog.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Mini Fox Pinscher?

The life expectancy of the Mini Fox Pinscher is rather impressive as it does sit around 15 years of age.

This is higher than the majority of dogs, and it could be a deciding factor when it comes to you choosing this breed over any other.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Mini Fox Pinscher

This is an alert and intelligent breed of dog that can also have a stubborn side when it comes to being trained.

They also tend to have no fear and their personality is substantially bigger in size than their physical nature.

They are also very loyal to their owners and will also be rather loving. They will be quite wary of strangers and even different dogs but might make a noise from a distance.

Their nature is also to get involved in anything and everything, so they will love to play games and that is where you will see the huge amount of energy that this breed can have.

Overall, this is dog that has a big personality, has quite an even temperament and will certainly be a wonderful family dog.

They will also be suitable for families with small children although do take some care simply because they can get carried away.

The Mini Fox Pinscher’s Diet

The Mini Fox Pinscher
The Mini Fox Pinscher is a rather playful pet.

When it comes to the diet of the Mini Fox Pinscher, then you are looking at only providing them with around 0.5 cups of food per day.

They can be prone to putting on some weight if you overfeed them, so do avoid it.

With such a small diet, it will become even more important to only provide them with food that is appropriate for their health.

Focus on getting the best quality dry food you can afford, and make sure that it is only for small dogs. This will mean they can get the nutrients that they need to develop and stay healthy.

Cheaper food may look good, but it is lacking in the essentials that any dog needs, so you might want to avoid it for the sake of their health.

You should also go very easy on the treats and table food options as well. Treats should only be every once in a while, and table food must not be more than 10% of their daily food intake.

How Much Exercise Does a Mini Fox Pinscher Need?

A Mini Fox Pinscher can have quite high energy levels, but then the amount of exercise that it requires does not entirely equate to that.

In fact, you are looking at them requiring in the region of just 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis.

Furthermore, the exercise does not have to be too energetic as this dog will find other ways to expel the energy in its body.

Due to its size, it can also be suitable for apartment living as it can run around indoors and get a significant amount of its exercise in this way.

Do note that they have a high chase need, so they could run after other dogs is they see the chance to do so. Be careful of this if you take them to a dog park because you could run into problems.

That being said, they do love to explore, and will enjoy being taken on new routes when they are outdoors.

Mini Fox Pinscher Health and Conditions

The Mini Fox Pinscher does come with a number of potential health conditions that you need to be aware of.

Being alert and identifying a possible problem at the earliest opportunity will certainly make a difference in helping them to get healthy once more.

When you go to buy a puppy, you must always check on the health of the parents with the breeder.

They should also be able to prove to you that the parents have been checked over by a vet.

Even with that check in place, there are still different health conditions that you need to be aware of.

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Lens Luxation
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cataracts
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Allergies
  • Corneal Dystrophy

This does sound like a lengthy list, but it is worth remembering that the chances of your dog developing any of these conditions will remain low.

Also, they are not exactly going to get each and every one, so things will be easier to deal with than you were perhaps aware.

My Final Thoughts on the Mini Fox Pinscher

The Mini Fox Pinscher is going to be a wonderful addition to you family as it is a breed of dog that will certainly bring a smile to your face.

They are full of life and energy, and yet will be very loving by showering you with kisses at any opportunity.

Yes, they can be a bit stubborn at times, but that doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.

Ultimately, they are loyal, have longevity, and you are going to adore having them around.

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OVERALL SUMMARY

6.5
Cost to Buy
8
Cuteness Level
9.5
Family Safety
9.5
Friendliness
5.5
Health Concerns
7.5
Life Span
5
Exercise Required
10
Food Required
OVERALL RATING 7.7 / 10

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