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German Pinscher


German PinscherGerman Pinscher


General Description:

The German Pinscher originated in Germany some 400 years ago and is included in the origins of the Miniature and Doberman Pinscher as well as other breeds. The German Pinscher was originally used as vermin hunter and stable guards amongst other things. The breed nearly became extinct during the II world war, Werner Jung is credited with revitalizing the breed. The German Pinscher is described as a medium size, short coated dog, elegant in appearance with a strong square build and moderate body structure, muscular and powerful for endurance and agility. They are very energetic, watchful, alert, fearless, highly intelligent and loyal.



Male and Females:

Breed Standard is 17-20 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 25-40 lbs

You may see them with cropped ears & docked Tail, natural ears & docked, all natural (ears and tail).



Black and Tan/Red, Red to Stag Red, Fawn (Isabella) and Blue.


Energy Level:

Very high.


Life expectancy:

12 to 15 years.



They are known for their love and devotion to their family and are reliable with dog savvy children.


Other animals:

Generally will except other dogs, have a strong prey drive for small animals.



German Pinschers are known for their versatility; they excel in obedience, Rally, agility, tracking and much more.



They are light shedders, bath only when needed nail trim weekly.



The breed is relatively healthy breed.


Best with:

Active experienced dog owners who have good dog training knowledge and know how to be “Alpha” in the home. Homes with 5’ + fenced yards and willing to keep the dog on lead when not in a fenced area.


Not for:

People who don’t have the time to exercise, socialize, train or the first time dog owner.



Good devoted companions, they LOVE “their” people. They are great dogs for anyone wanting an active, intelligent working dog.



German Pinscher has a very high energy level. They can jump a 6 foot fence if they want. They are highly intelligent and work hard to what they want, they can and will rule the house if allowed. They have a high prey drive.


Further Information:

German Pinscher Club Of America
Breed Details

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