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Pin-Tzu

Miniature Pinscher / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

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Front side view from above looking down at the dog - A medium-coated, red with tan Pin-Tzu is standing on a light blue patterned throw rug with a hardwood floor behind it looking up. The bottom row of its teeth are showing because of its very large underbite.

"Alfie is a cross-breed dog, half Shih Tzu and half Miniature Pinscher. He is full of character and has lots of energy, he likes to run and my, can he jump high! I have not seen another like him except for his three other siblings when born. People always stop and ask what kind of dog is he and how cute he is and believe he should be in the movies!!"

Description

The Pin-Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Miniature Pinscher and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breedmulti-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Close up front view - A small, fuzzy, cream colored Pin-Tzu puppy is standing on a brown tiled floor looking forward.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 9 weeks old—"Chuck is an adorable puppy. His parents are Miniature Pinscher and Shih Tzu. Everybody thinks he is a very very small Golden Retriever but nope, he's an incredibly cute and gorgeous Pin Tzu. He's immediately loved by every person he meets."

Close up front side view - A fuzzy, white and tan Pin-Tzu puppy laying on a human's bed on top of the bare mattress looking forward.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 9 weeks old

Side view - A white and tan Pin-Tzu puppy is laying against the lap of a person in a black shirt and blue seat belt on with its front paws on their belly sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle. The person has a colorful bracelet on.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 9 weeks old

Close up head shot - A fuzzy, white and tan Pin-Tzu puppy is laying on a white blanket looking to the left.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 9 weeks old

Close up head shot - A fuzzy, tan and white Pin-Tzu puppy is laying on a light green towel on a beach facing the right.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 6 months old—"This is Chuck at 6 months old weighing 3 kilos (6 pounds). He's adorable and loves to play. He plays all the time. Even though he has grown up, I still get so many "aaawwww too cute". People are so drawn to him! And every day when I wake up and see him, I understand them perfectly."

Close up front view - A tan with white Pin-Tzu puppy is laying on a white blanket and it is looking to the left in front of a white pillow.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 6 months old

Close up front side view - A fuzzy, tan with white Pin-Tzu puppy is laying over a white pillow and it is looking up and to the right. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 6 months old

Front view - A happy looking tan with white Pin-Tzu puppy is sitting on a human's bed with its head tilted to the right and its tongue showing. There is a male person sitting behind it and car hubcaps and posters hanging on the walls behind it.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 6 months old

Close up front view - A fuzzy, tan with white Pin-Tzu puppy is sitting in the lap of a person and it is looking down and to the right.

Chuck the Pin-Tzu as a puppy at 6 months old

A litter of 7 Pin-Tzu puppies lined up in a row laying down in grass. Five of the pups are tan with black and two are black with a small amount of tan.

"My Shih Tzu had a litter of 7 puppies after mating with a Miniature Pinscher. This pic is of all 7 puppies together at 5 weeks old. I was fortunate that all the puppies survived and have been healthy with good temperament (lots of people told me so including their vet). My Shih Tzu has a severe underbite and 6 of the 7 had underbites as well. I'm not sure if it has to do anything with mixing the breeds, but one pup was born with six toes on a rear foot. I have kept 2 puppies and they are well behaved and listen to commands. The one that looks most like a Min Pin is more dominant and is less trusting of strangers but we are working on better socialization now that their puppy shots are complete. One puppy that my mom has kept is a bit of a brat, with possessive tendencies but I know that comes from the lack of discipline from the owner."

Right Profile - A medium-coated, tan with black tipped and white Pin-Tzu puppy is standing in grass and there is a gray wooden staircase behind it. Its head is turned towards the camera.

Pin-Tzu (Min Pin / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at about 7 weeks old

Close up head and upper body shot - A short-coated, tan with black and white Pin-Tzu puppy is laying on a persons shoe and chewing on the shoestring looking towards the camera. The dog has wrinkles on its forehead and its ears are hanging down.

Pin-Tzu (Min Pin / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at about 7 weeks old chewing on a shoe

Close up head shot - A smooth-coat, tan with black and white Pin-Tzu puppy is sitting on a carpet and it is looking forward. Its head is tilted to the left.

Pin-Tzu (Min Pin / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at about 7 weeks old

Front view - A black and tan with white Pin-Tzu puppy is wearing a green collar sitting on a sidewalk looking down and to the right.

Pin-Tzu (Min Pin / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at about 7 weeks old

A wire-haired black with tan and white Pin-Tzu puppy is sitting on a door mat on a porch looking up towards the camera.

Pin-Tzu (Min Pin / Shih Tzu mix breed) puppy at about 7 weeks old