German Pinscher Information

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German Pinscher

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German Pinscher

The German Pinscher At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Life Expectancy
12 - 16 yrs 
Height Range
17 - 20 in 
Weight Range
20 - 30 lbs 
Red (solid), Black and Rust, Blue and Rust, Fawn (solid - dilute of the red) 
Very intelligent and obedience school is a must. Willing to please but must know that you are in command. This must be established at a young age 
With Children
Excellent with children if raised with them 
With Animals
Good with other pets but they were bred as ratters and have a natural inclination to chase small animals if not trained otherwise 
Wonderful house pets and they enjoy some outdoors time in the winter. However they have an extremely short coat and acnnot live outdoors 
Exercise Reqd
Very, very active dogs. Need to burn off excessive energy daily, be it a romp in a fenced yard, a jog, or walk on a lead 
Grooming Reqd
Very clean and odorless. Minimal shedding. Very little coat grooming. Weekly nail clipping and periodical teeth cleaning 
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All German Pinschers should be health tested priod to breeding. You can find health testing results on the OFA website. The German Pinscher Club of America has more information about the club, and breeders of quality dogs. In the USA all German Pinschers should be registered with the AKC- the ONLY club recognized worldwide for our breed in the USA
- Posted by Laura from USA
German Pinscher Information
German Pinschers are an ancient breed and are actually the original Pinscher from which Dobes were bred up in size and Min Pins bred down. At one time, the Standard Schauzer and German Pinscher were the same breed. When a litter was born, the smooth coats were German Pinschers and the rough coated pups were Standard Schnauzers. German Pinschers are loyal and can be protective of their home and family. They are a hardy, healthy breed with very few problems. German Pinschers remain active and puppylike well into adulthood. The are smart and obedience training is a must.

Information courtesy of AL DeVono, Delcrest

German Pinscher Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible German Pinscher breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Elbow Displasia (OFA, by X-Ray)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)