The Carlin Pinscher is considered a “developing breed” as it is still in the process of having its pedigree documented. It was originally called the Pug-Pin as it began as a cross between the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher. This toy dog breed weighs 12 to 14 pounds and stands 11 to 13 inches. The Carlin Pinscher has a large head with a broad forehead. It has a short muzzle with a slight stop, similar to the Miniature Pinscher so the breed does not have breathing problems. It has a large black nose, ears that are wedge-shaped and drop, lying close to the face. The tail is curled and long, carried high at the back. The legs are strong and muscular and the chest is deep and broad. The coat is short and smooth with minimal shedding, much like the Miniature Pinscher. Black and tan are the colours being set as the breed standard.
The Carlin Pinscher is being developed to maintain the desirable qualities of both the Pug and the Miniature Pinscher. It is reported to be even-tempered with an outgoing, fun, playful and lovable disposition. They are patient and pleasant, spirited and great with children and other animals. This charming dog breed will do well even in small space dwellings but will still need its daily exercise to expend the high level of energy it possesses. There are no reported health concerns for the Carlin Pinscher but it will be logical to consider both the breeds it was developed from.
This article provided courtesy The Dog Guide.