The Carlin Pinscher is a cross breed between the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher. The Carlin Pinscher, contrary to what one might assume, has no breathing problems due to the fact that it usually inherits the Miniature Pinscher's muzzle. The Pug has given it thicker legs and a stronger looking body. The coat is the same as the shorter, almost non-shedding coat of the Miniature Pinscher. These dogs are almost always black and tan.
|Purebred||12-15 yrs.||11-13 in.||12-14 lbs|
- Family Friendly
- Kid Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Stranger Friendly
- Easy to Groom
- Energy Level
- Exercise Needs
- General Health
- Shedding Amount
- Barks / Howls
- Easy to Train
- Guard Dog
- Watch Dog
- Apartment Friendly
- Can Be Alone
- Good for Busy Owners
- Good for Novice Owners
Below are the details and specs on the Carlin Pinscher dog breed.
The Carlin Pinscher has a height that ranges between 11 and 13 inches, making this a small dog breed. The weight ranges between 12 and 14 pounds. This breed has a life expectancy of up to and sometimes more than 15 years.
Carlin Pinschers do not require a lot of exercise but should be walked daily to fulfill their canine walking instincts. They should also be given regular opportunities to run and play. Obedience training and a firm pack leader is a must for this breed. The pack leader must be confident and consistent so this breed avoids the Small Dog Syndrome and other behavior problems.
This dog has a short-haired coat that is easy to groom and maintain. They are average shedders.
As the Carlin Pinscher is a hybrid of the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher, we must observe the history of both breeds. The Pug can be traced back to 700BC, during the days of Confucius. They are considered one of the oldest canine breeds of today. They were imperial property in China, along with other treasures like pearls and jade. One emperor was said to have liked them so much that he gave the Pugs rank. Female Pugs received the same rank as the emperor's own wives. They were guarded by soldiers, and if anyone had attempted to steal one, he or she would be sentenced to death.
Some historical artifacts and paintings indicate that the Miniature Pinscher is also old breed, however, it's factual documentation begins less than 200 years ago. The breed's origin is still open to debate.
The Carlin Pinscher has a short, sleek, smooth coat. It sheds a moderate to low amount, and daily brushing is necessary to maintain its upkeep. Its coat is similar to that of its Miniature Pinscher parent. This breed is similar in appearance to a small Rottweiler. Most of these dogs also have thick Pug legs.
The Carlin Pinscher has a height that ranges between 11 and 13 inches and a weight that ranges between 12 and 14 pounds, making this a small pet.
Carlin Pinschers are patient and pleasant like a Pug and they have some, but not all of the Miniature Pinscher's terrier-like behaviors. They are an even-tempered breed, having the characteristics of stability, playfulness, great charm, dignity, and an outgoing, loving personality. Obedience training and a firm pack leader is a must for this breed. The pack leader must be confident and consistent so that this breed avoids the Small Dog Syndrome and other behavior problems.
They are an active, intelligent breed, but can also be stubborn and strong-willed. They share the Miniature Pinscher's exuberant personality, so much effort is needed when trying to temper the dog's energy level. Like the Miniature Pinscher, this breed is not aware of its small size and will take on another dog of any size when challenged. They also grow destructive if ignored or unexercised. Carlin Pinschers will bite and scratch.
The Carlin Pinscher is fond of children but its personal space must be respected. It should be supervised around young children for its protection and theirs because this dog will bite and scratch when harassed. Dogs that are raised with respectful children who know how to show the dog leadership, grow into respectful, gentle dogs. This breed is more likely to harm a child due to lack of leadership.
A well-socialized member of this breed gets along with other pets. It is important that the Carlin Pinscher be socialized properly at a young age (while still a puppy), so that their energy is channeled appropriately.
If trained and socialized at the right time, the Carlin Pinscher will be prevented from becoming overly aggressive or suspicious of strangers when growing older. They are know to become slightly aggressive if they feel intimidated or bothered.
The Carlin Pinscher has a smooth, short-haired coat that is easy to groom and maintain, however, they should be combed and brushed regularly. This dog is an average shedder. They should be bathed only as necessary. They do not require a lot of exercise, but should be walked daily and be given regular opportunities to run and play.
The Carlin Pinscher is an average-shedding dog, and requires regular combing and brushing. They should be bathed as necessary.
Carlin Pinschers do not require a lot of exercise but should be walked daily to fulfill their canine walking instincts. They should also be given regular opportunities to run and play. They enjoy obedience exercises such as tricks, jogs, and fetching. Giving this breed mental stimulation is key. Make sure any yard in which they can run loose has a fence high enough to prevent their efforts to escape and explore.
The Carlin Pinscher is content living in an apartment or small household. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Carlin Pinscher should be protected from the cold. Owners should ensure that any yard in which this breed runs loose is fenced high enough to prevent an escape.
Because their coat gives it little natural protection against the cold, they are sensitive to cold climates and should be protected from harsh weather. They require a great deal of exercise, and they should be given the opportunity to run around and play.
This breed has no major health issues. They do not have the breathing problems of the short-nosed Pug because they have inherited the longer muzzles from the Miniature Pinscher.
Below are health issues that are most likely with the carlin pinscher.
- Legg-perthes Disease
- Patellar Luxation
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
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The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Carlin Pinscher as a dog breed:
- International Designer Canine Registry