Miniature Pinschers do shed, just like most dogs. They are not too bad though, and their hairs are short.
We find most hairs from our minpin on the couch, and other areas where he rests. Of course, if you hold him, you’ll get some on your clothes as well.
In order to keep your house clean, I recommend you vacuum about 3-4 times per week. You may not see that much hair with your naked eye, but I can promise you that you’ll find plenty of hair in the vacuum cleaner!
You should also brush your dog regularly. Use a brush with soft bristles – here is one I recommend. Brush your dog carefully every other day. As you do this, I recommend you do it at the same place every time, so that the hair is shed in the same place instead of all over the place. Brushing regularly simply takes out the dead hair before it hits your floor or couch, and will make his coat look better.
Oftentimes, Miniature Pinschers shed when they are excited or extra nervous. This is a normal reaction. Our dog drops a lot of hairs when he’s afraid. Every time I take him to the vet, a huge amount of hairs are left on my shirt – he does not like to go there. If your minpin is doing this as well, you can be sure of this being completely normal.
Another reason for shedding can be because your dog is not getting all the vitamins and protein needed from the food. You can improve this by providing extra vitamins in the food. Here is a recommended multivitamin – Pro Sense Chewable Multivitamin for Adult Dogs, 90 Tablets.
It’s also possible your dog might shed because of allergies or from a reaction to something it ate. Another reason can be from some insect bites. If you think either of these might be the case, go see the veterinarian as soon as possible, to make sure it doesn’t escalate. Keep your minpin healthy and happy!