A teacup-miniature pinscher is a smaller version of the miniature pinscher. This particular breed of dog is small, black and brown in color and resembles the Doberman pinscher.

Miniature pinschers stand between 10 and 12 inches and weigh anywhere from 8 to 11 pounds. Their life expectancy is about 15 years. These little dogs make great companions and are perfect for apartments and small homes. Miniature pinschers are high-energy dogs and need to be walked daily. Their short hair is easy to maintain, only requiring the occasional bath. Since they have short hair, it is important that they be protected from cold weather by keeping them indoors or by using a doggy sweater.