Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breed of the Week - Carlin Pinscher- Kansas City Dog Photography

Remington's best girlfriend Bailey is a Carlin Pinscher. I had never heard of this breed before now and thought others would be interested in learning more about this newer breed. Photos from a recent playdate are posted below as well.

*Below information from dogbreedinfo.com*

Originally called the Pug-Pin, this breed began as a cross between the Miniature Pinscher and the Pug. Other breeds, thought to contribute to Carlin Pinscher type, have been, and are being introduced to the gene pool as well. The name Carlin comes from the Pug, as in some countries the Pug is known as the Carlin.

According to Isabeau, one of the Carlin Pinscher's original developers, "they are patient and pleasant like a Pug" although they still retain some, but not all of the Miniature Pinscher's terrier like behaviors. This is an even-tempered breed, exhibiting stability, playfulness, great charm, dignity, and an outgoing, loving disposition.

Height, Weight
Height: 11 to 13 inches (28-33 cm.)Weight: 12 to 14 pounds (5-6 kg.)

These dogs do not require a lot of exercise but should be walked daily to fulfill their primal canine instinct to walk. In addition, they should be given regular opportunities to run and play. Make sure any yard in which they can run loose has a fence high enough to prevent their determined efforts to escape and explore.

Life Expectancy
About 15 or more years.

The Carlin Pinscher's smooth, short-haired, hard coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. Loose hair can be remove by wiping over with a warm, damp washcloth. This breed is an average shedder.


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