Description: This breed is happy, intelligent, cunning, vigilant, alert, friendly, playful, loyal and brave. German Pinschers are very loyal to their family/owners/handlers. These dogs also have a sense of humor.
They will announce visitors with loud barking but then usually calm down quickly. This breed needs to know that when the family is gone, it owns everything and when the family is home it owns nothing. Beware of dominant tendencies. They instinctively will protect and will bite first and think later. They will defend their territory, family/owners/handlers to the bitter end against anyone intent upon harm. They can also get protective of their own things like their bones, a chair or their food. The family/owners/handlers have to set the guidelines and let the dog know it cannot growl at humans at will.
Like other pinschers and terriers, they do not back away from disputes with other dogs, and need firm handling to control their fighting tendencies.
Height: Female inches, Male inches
Colors: Red, black with red tan making and blues with red.
Coat: Short and dense, smooth and close lying. Shiny and covers the body without bald spots. A hard coat.
Temperament: The German Pinscher is intelligence, aptitude for training, fearlessness, endurance and resistance to illness. He is alert, vigilant, deliberate and watchful of strangers. He has fearless courage and tenacity if threatened.
With Pets: Can be aggressive toward other dogs
Special Skills: Highly intelligent
Care and Training:
Living Environment: House and fenced yard
Country of Origin: Germany
History: The German Pinscher originated in Germany and is closely associated with the Standard Schnauzer. It was officially designated a distinct breed in Germany where the first Pinscher Club was formed. It is a working dog, German Pinschers are known for their vermin hunting skills and instinctual desire to protect home and family. The German Pinscher's natural hunting abilities give them a keen sense of prey, drive and determination.
First REgistered by the AKC: 2001