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German Pinscher

The muscular, powerful German Pinscher is courageous and protective, making him an excellent family watchdog. Originally bred in Germany, the German Pinscher has a strong prey instinct and likes to chase anything that moves. An intelligent, active breed, he needs vigorous daily exercise as well as companionship to avoid becoming bored and destructive. His dense, glossy coat is easy to maintain.
Living Considerations
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
The German Pinscher nearly became extinct following both World Wars. Werner Jung is credited with reviving the breed in 1958 in West Germany. Despite his name, the German Pincher is more closely related to the Schnauzer than the Doberman or the Miniature Pinscher.
Also Known As:
Deutscher Pinscher
German Pinscher
  • Size Medium
  • Height 43 to 50 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 11 to 16 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Fawn, red, or black and blue, with red or tan markings
  • Activities Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Conformation, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both