National Geographic : 1944 Apr
The National Geographic Magazine "Rip, the Ratter" Takes a Parlor Stance Eight inches tall at shoulder and well under the 7-pound weight limit, this Toy Manchester displays the distinctive markings of his breed-ink black and mahogany coloring, "kiss spots" on cheeks, and black thumbprints on forepaws. With His Tail Cut Short and His Ears Cut Long The Miniature Pinscher looks just the reverse of the dog in the old song. Native of Germany, the breed was almost unknown in America before 1929. Now it is one of the favorite "Toys."