Miniature Pinscher vs Pekingese

Compare the Miniature Pinscher to the Pekingese. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Miniature Pinschers and Pekingese.

Miniature Pinscher vs Pekingese
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
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General Details
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Breed Type
Purebred
Purebred
Allergy Friendly
No
No
Lifespan
10-14 Years
12-15 Years
Height
10-12 Inches
6-9 Inches
Weight
8-11 Pounds
7-14 Pounds
Intelligence
Average
Average
History
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Origin Country
Germany
China
Origin Year
Unspecified
-20 BC
Temperament
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Overall Friendliness
Average
Average
Family Friendly
Above Average
Above Average
Child Friendly
Average
Below Average
Pet Friendly
Below Average
Below Average
Stranger Friendly
Average
Below Average
Personality
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Traits
Affectionate
Needy
Separation Anxiety
Stubborn
Affectionate
Jealous
Needy
Separation Anxiety
Stubborn
Living Environment
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Apartment
Yes
Yes
Indoor
Yes
Yes
Small Yard
No
No
Medium Yard
No
No
Large Yard
No
No
Temperature Tolerance
60-80 °F
55-75 °F
Barks/Howls
Average
Average
Exercise Needs
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Energy Level
High to Very High
Low to Medium
Exercise Required
Medium
Low
Top Running Speed
16 MPH
12 MPH
Strength
Low
Low
Grooming Needs
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Coat Maintenance
Low
Medium
Shedding
Low
High
Dander
Low
Medium
Drool
None
None
Instincts and Behavior
Breed Mentality
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Dominant / Alpha
Yes
Yes
Family / Pack
No
No
Independent
No
No
Breed Focus
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Distracted Easy
No
No
Focused & Patient
No
No
Breed Instincts
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Aggression
Below Average
Below Average
Burrow / Digging
None
Below Average
Chasing
Average
Below Average
Follow Commands
Below Average
Below Average
Fighting
None
None
Guarding
None
Below Average
Herding
Below Average
Below Average
Hunting
None
Below Average
Protection
Below Average
Below Average
Remove Vermin
Above Average
Below Average
Sled Pulling
None
Below Average
Watch / Guardian
Average
Average
Health Comparison
Lifespan
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Average Lifespan
10-14 Years
12-15 Years
Health Concerns
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Common Health Issues
Patellar luxation
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
Progressive retinal atrophy
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Entropion
Mitral valve disease
Cataracts
Patellar luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy
Distichiasis
Ectopic cilia
Dry eye
Cryptorchidism
Hydrocephalus
Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
Cleft palate
Exposure keratopathy
Intervertebral disc disease
Appearance Comparison
Coat
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Coat Type
Hair
Fur
Coat Layering
Single
Double
Coat Texture
Straight
Straight
Wavy
Coat Length
Short
Long
Coat Coloring
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Breed Colors
Black and Rust
Black and Tan
Blue and Rust
Blue and Tan
Chocolate and Rust
Red
Biscuit
Black
Black and Tan
Cream
Fawn
Gray
Light Red
Red
Red Brindle
White
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