German Pinscher


Appearance: 17-20" (43-51 cm) 31-44 lb (14-20 kg) Short, dense, smooth close-lying coat. All solid colours ranging from fawn to stag red, black and blue with reddish-tan markings.


Although he looks like a miniature Doberman, the German Pinscher goes back centuries and was the inspiration for Louis Dobermann when he created his breed. The progenitors of the Pinscher were Terriers, too large to chase prey underground but suited to hunting beaver, badger and otter. By the 15th century, the breed developed into the Rattler, which came in two varieties: smooth and rough. The German Pinscher is descended from the smooth Rattler. The breed was not recognized officially until 1879. Like many German breeds, the Pinscher nearly died out during the First and Second World Wars. In 1958, Herr Werner Jung undertook the effort of rebuilding the breed, searching Germany for good representatives of the Pinscher type. All modern German Pinschers are descendants of Jung’s breeding program.


Always alert and at the ready, the German Pinscher is a multi-talented dog who needs strong leadership and a job to keep him happy. He is intelligent and assertive, quick to learn, and able to think for himself. German Pinschers do well in many dog sports, and benefit from early socialization.

German Pinscher Breeders:

There is no German Pinscher Dog Breeders registered with us yet.

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