Carlin Pinscher Information

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Although they are a new and developing breed, Carlin Pinschers are surprisingly similar in appearance. They are a cross between the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher, and as a result, they have physical characteristics of both breeds. Carlin Pinschers are commonly seen with shorter bodies and stout, thick legs. Their short-haired coat is similar to the Miniature Pinscher’s. Breeders of the Carlin Pinscher are attempting to breed only black & tan specimens.

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The Carlin Pinscher possesses personality traits of both the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher. They are said to be friendly, sociable, and pleasant. They are also said to have some of the Miniature Pinscher’s feistiness. They are mild-mannered, stable, and possess a charming demeanor. They are playful and loving, and they are good with children if they are raised properly. This breed should be obedience trained from an early age to prevent the onset of aggressive behaviors like snapping.

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11 – 13 inches
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12 – 14 pounds
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General Health

Because it is a new and developing breed, the Carlin Pinscher has no reported health concerns or issues. They typically live for more than 15 years.

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The Carlin Pinscher is a cross between the Miniature Pinscher and the Pug. The breed was originally called the Pug-Pin. The name “Carlin” came from the Pug because several countries continue to refer to the Pug as the “Carlin”. The Carlin Pinscher was created in 1998 as the result of an idea that came from Isabeau Morgan, Katushka Vitrichenko, and Kawika Buenafe. When Kawika and Isabeau went on vacation, they left their champion Miniature Pinscher with the owner of a black Pug. Upon returning from this vacation, they discovered that the Miniature Pinscher had accidentally bred with the black Pug. All three puppies in this litter were fixed, and one of the dogs was given to a man by the name of Grant Milionta. Mr. Milionta’s dog was named Snooz, and many admirers wanted a dog just like her. After careful planning and research, Mr. Milionta decided to create a breed based on Snooz. With the help of Isabeau, Katushka, and Kawika, Mr. Milionta is managing to carefully breed the Carlin Pinscher for selected traits. The Carlin Pinscher is a developing breed, but it is not yet a purebred dog because of its lack of generations.According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, the cross between a Miniature Pinscher and a Pug is called a Muggin. The Carlin Pinscher has been separated from the Muggin because there will likely be additional breeds (apart from the Miniature Pinscher and the Pug) that will be used in the creation and development of the Carlin Pinscher breed. The Muggin is a hybrid dog, but the breeders of the Carlin Pinscher are attempting to create a pure breed.

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The Carlin Pinscher has a smooth, short-haired coat that is easy to groom and maintain. They should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush, and bathed only as necessary. Stray hairs can be removed with a warm, damp washcloth. The Carlin Pinscher is an average shedder.

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Ideal Environment

The Carlin Pinscher is perfectly content to live in a small household or apartment. They are active indoors and are happy without a yard. 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. Owners should ensure that any yard in which this breed runs loose is fenced high enough to prevent an escape.

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