Puppy dog of the King
King Ludwig I of Bavaria kept personal keepsakes that were particularly dear to him. He attached to them handwritten notes with detailed information. One of these keepsakes is a depiction of a dwarf Pinscher, often called the King's puppy. The dog's name is unknown, but a note with the inscription 'Lieblingshund' (favourite dog) in Ludwig's handwriting clearly indicates the dog's standing. In 1854, Ludwig personally engaged in breeding this animal for over a year. From the first litter, the King chose a puppy, had it portrayed and gave it to his son Adalbert as a present.