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Levi - Miniature Pinscher (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Date Listed: 02/29/2016
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Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Gender: Male Male


Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/29/2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA, 19114
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Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher (short coat). Name: Levi Sex: Male Breed: Miniature Pinscher Age: 10yrs (approx. DOB: 12/09/03) Level of blindness: Vision is cloudy Cause of eye issues: Corneal Edema Health issues: None Weight: 22 pounds Good with dogs: Yes, possessive of humans but tolerates other dogs, responds to no Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Older children only Currently being fostered in: VA *BDRA will transport the dog a reasonable distance, to an approved adopter, at no extra cost, even if out of state. Information: 12/22/13: Levi came to us from the shelter a very scared, timid little man. Over the past 10 days we have taken everything incredibly slowly to give him the best possible chance for success. Levi continues to amaze us every day with his progress. Although he doesn't know any commands (we are trying to teach this old dog some new tricks) he is a rock star on a leash. Levi LOVES to ride in the car and go anywhere his humans go. Levi is a complete cuddlebug in the house and will lay with you all the time. He is doing well crated during the day but would probably prefer a home with more people during the day. He is currently living with 5 other dogs and 3 cats. He doesn't pay much attention to the cats and is not a play machine with the dogs either. He is more concerned about the humans. Levi, per owner surrender form, was never housebroken. We are doing our best to address it. If you are interested in adopting Levi, please fill out our adoption application. The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately. If you would like to donate to Levi's care, please send to: BDRAPO Box 63401Philadelphia, PA 19114

Miniature Pinscher

A.K.A. : Zwergpinsche, Min Pin, King of the Toys
Overview: The Miniature Pinscher is a small dog, but has the energy and ego of a dog twice his size. Always up for fun and exercise, this breed makes a great family pet.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 8-10
Height (in): 10-12.5
Colors: Clear red, stag red, black and tan, chocolate and tan.
Coat: Hair is smooth, short and lustrous, also hard.
Character: Miniature Pinschers are alert, bold, and lively.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, as long as the kids are not too rough. Some of these dogs tend to be aggressive with other dogs and strangers. However, this behavior is not common as long as proper socialization has taken place at an early age
Care: Its coat is virtually carefree, requiring only occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Training: This breed requires consistency in training. They are eager to learn and obey commands very quickly.
Activity: The Miniature Pinscher requires regular opportunities to run and play.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is very healthy, although some may have under active thyroid and hip dysplasia.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About Miniature Pinscher Breed
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