How Many Puppies Will a Miniature Pinscher Have?

The average litter size for a miniature pinscher is three to six puppies. Being a small dog breed, the miniature pinscher’s maximum litter size ranges from five to eight puppies. Miniature pinscher, also known as Min Pin, the Zwergpinscher and Reh Pinscher is of German origin.

The age of the mother has a great deal to do with how large a litter will be. The younger the mother, the smaller the litter of puppies. One trick used to estimate how many puppies can be expected in a litter is to count how many teats develop on the mother dog and then halve that number.