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German pinscher

German Pinscher Info:

German Pinscher, originally named Deutscher Pinscher, is an ancient German breed that is included in the same origins as Doberman Pinscher, the Miniature Pinscher, Affenpinscher, and Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzer.

German Pinscher dogs are bold, loyal, spirited, brave, playful, and can bark a lot. Because of their protective, alert and watchful nature, they make for great watchdogs. In fact, they were originally bred for hunting and protection.

A German has medium size but robust and agile body, and a sleek but dense coat that varies in colors, like red, blue, black and rust, red and rust, and fawn. When German Pinscher crops its ears, they become erect giving them an inquisitive expression. German Pinscher grooming is not an arduous task as the coat is quite sleek and smooth and needs only occasional brushing in order to keep it in good condition.


Owning a German Pinscher may not be a very easy task as these dogs are quite demanding when it comes to attention from their owners. This is why they love engaging in physical activities and exercises with their family. This breed also needs several hours of exercise daily as they are highly energetic. One cannot pet a German Pinscher and ignore him. And, these dogs are as possessive of belongings as they are dominant. German Pinscher training may not be a very difficult task as this breed is very intelligent and a fast learner. And they do not like repetition in training. However, the owner needs to have some experience in dealing with dogs. German Pinshcer dogs need to be told who’s the boss and be dominated early on or they get aggressive and snap even at the family. This breed also gets very high on preying and chase smaller animals when outside. As far as children are concerned, only older children who can show leadership can pet a German Pinscher.  Weak and little children can easily get dominated by the breed. German Pinscher puppies are quite friendly and if bred well, one can trust them with children as they have a protective streak in them. At the same time, they must not be left with children unsupervised.

German Pinscher health is not an issue of great concern because they are usually a very healthy breed. However, owners do need to get their dogs tested for hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiac disease, hereditary cataract, and Von Willebrand Disease.

  Submitted on November 24, 2009  

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