The Miniature Pinscher, or Min Pin, is a small breed pup with a giant personality. This pup is clever, alert, and does everything with loads of enthusiasm! Unrelated to the Doberman Pinscher, the Min Pin is believed to have been derived from the German Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, and the Smooth Dachshund. Smaller breeds tend to live longer, and that seems to hold true for the Min Pin with an expected life span around 15 years. As an adult your pup will weigh around 8 – 11 pounds and stand about 12 inches tall. If you want an outgoing and active pet, then the Min Pin is a great choice for your new best friend.