Breed

Miniature Pinscher


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperament
  • fearless
  • fun-loving
  • proud

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Miniature Pinscher

Feeding your Miniature Pinscher a well-balanced nutrient-based dog food is the best option if you want a healthy and happy dog. The Miniature Pinscher originated from Germany about 200 years ago and likely was kept as a house pet to its small stature and probably ate whatever its owner gave them.


Breed

Miniature Pinscher


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperment
  • fearless
  • fun-loving
  • proud
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Some historical paintings and artifacts place the Miniature Pinscher as an old breed, however, various documentation suggests that the breed is less than 200 years ago and originates from Germany eating whatever they could forge. Miniature Pinschers are for experienced dog owners because they are outgoing, assertive, independent and active breed. Due to their small stature, it is likely that this dog was always used as a house pet or perhaps a guard dog. Miniature Pinschers make for excellent watchdogs due to the fact that they are wary and alert to strangers. Miniature Pinschers are an extremely active breed but be warned, they are great escape artists as well and can escape easily from their cage. The Miniature Pinscher's job as not changed too much over time due to them being so small they are still kept as house pets. Starting off their life, the Miniature Pinscher needs special nutrients to grow, as it gets older these needs may change depending upon how active or inactive its lifestyle is. Miniature Pinschers are for experienced dog owners due to the time and effort it takes to raise them.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
regularly

Since the breed only has a 200-year history, its diet probably did not change too much over time. The Miniature Pinscher may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your Miniature Pinscher can live as long as 16 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior Miniature Pinscher live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior Miniature Pinscher and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of a Miniature Pinscher is 8-10 pounds. If your senior Miniature Pinscher is falling outside of that range, you should first first consider a better dog food that’s healthier for a senior Miniature Pinscher (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


As your Miniature Pinscher ages and lifestyle changes so should the food that they eat. Starting off their life, the Miniature Pinscher needs special nutrients to grow, as it gets older these needs may change depending upon how active or inactive its lifestyle is. Your Miniature Pinscher will need special nutrients to grow, however, as it gets older the nutrients will likely change as your dog goes from active to less active. Mature dogs need more oil such fish oil in their diet to lubricate their bones verse protein as they slow down. Miniature Pinschers are prone to getting cold so care must be taken in colder climates. You might want to wrap your Miniature Pinscher in a blanket or dress it in a sweater in order to keep it warm. Like most other dogs as they age they can develop hip problems as well as knee and joint issues. Their diet should take into consideration their senior age along with their activity levels. Well-balanced nutrient-based dog food can help relieve your aging dog's health issues such as arthritis.


We invite you to take the online quiz and let Spot & Tango design a meal plan for your older Miniature Pinscher. Each meal is made with human grade food, full of vitamins and minerals from natural sources. They have ingredients such as fresh fruits and vegetables and USDA quality meats. Instead of store-bought bagged or canned dog food, you can feed your pet with real food. Spot & Tango meals have ingredients like peas, carrots, millet, USDA certified turkey, beef or lamb. They have quality protein, healthy fats and plenty of fiber. Meals are delivered right to your door. Just thaw and serve. Your Miniature Pinscher is guaranteed to love it!