Mini Rats have short smooth fur that comes in colors of white, black, blue, red or
chocolate. They have short naturally erect or drop ears, and most are often cropped, as
is the tail docked. They are often white with black and tan tricolors, or white with
chocolate or black or tan patches.
Mini Rats are semi-active, easily trained, sociable, loving, and loyal. They are very
affectionate, and love to be around their owners. They are also eager to please,
energetic but not overly excited, curious, and intelligent. They are lively and alert. They
are very protective and watchful, making them good watch dogs. They can be noisy
dogs, barking at anything unusual.
Known only to have existed in Germany for at least about 100 years, Mini Pins are said
to have descending from the German Pinscher, then crossed with the Italian Greyhound
and Dachshund. The Miniature Pinscher is not a smaller Doberman, as some may
think. Considered an all American Breed, the Rat Terrier originated in England in 1820.
They are a cross between a Smooth Coat Fox Terrier and a Manchester Terrier.
Smooth and short
MinPin: Germany, Rat Terrier: England
Black, white, chocolate and tan
Lively, alert and easily trained
A Mini Rat is a cross-breed of a Miniature
Pinscher and a Rat Terrier and may demonstrate
any combination of traits from those two breeds.