German Pinscher

Medium-sized powerhouse!

Country of Origin: Germany

Dog Group: Working dog breeds (AKC)

Origin of Name: The breed originated in Germany, where it was first recognized as a distinct breed in 1879. The first formal breed standard for the German Pinscher was written in 1884. Its name derives from the Germanic form of the French word “pincer,” which means “to seize” or “to nip”.



A bit low

Monthly keeping cost







Tendency to Bark:

Very high

Life span: 12 to 14 years

Availability: Rare

About German pinscher
The German Pinscher, also known at various times as the Deutscher Pinscher, the Reh Pinscher, the Medium Pinscher and the Standard Pinscher, is a medium-sized, energetic and watchful dog that makes an excellent guardian and family companion.

Originally developed to eradicate vermin, the German Pinscher originated in Germany somewhere between the late 1700s and late 1800s. There is no clear evidence of when he was developed, but a painting that dates from about 1780 portrays a dog similar in appearance to the German Pinscher.

The breed was founded by the Rat Pinscher, also known as the Rat Catcher or the Great Ratter, a breed that became extinct in the early 1800s. The German Pinscher was recognized as a breed in 1895.

During the World Wars, the German Pinscher came close to extinction. Two breed colors did in fact die out: the pure black and the salt-and-pepper. After World War II, a West German named Werner Jung began breeding German Pinschers and saved the breed. German Pinschers were first imported into the United States in the late 1970s.

The German Pinscher is a medium purebred known for being affectionate, alert, cheerful, courageous, intelligent, lively, loving, playful, and responsive. The most common colors for German Pinschers are black, black and tan, blue, brown, and red. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly.

Visits to Groomer- Medium



Tolerance to heat- Basks in it

Tolerance to cold- Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Under Coat- No

Colour- Brown, Black, Fawn, Red, Blue

Coat Type- Smooth

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Dense

German Pinschers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all German Pinschers will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.

Hip Dysplasia


Von Willebrand’s Disease


Ear Infections


Portosystemic Liver Shunt

German Pinscher has highly developed senses, intelligence, aptitude for training, courage and endurance. He is alert, watchful, vigilant and deliberate strangers. Has bold courage and tenacity if threatened. A very lively dog, but not over-Barker. Do not show cruelty or unjustified attacks unprovoked. This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Training & Intelligence
Pinschers have an independent streak in them, but are generally easy to train. They possess a strong desire to please and pick up on new tasks quickly when rewarded with affection and treats. Naturally suspicious of strangers, the German Pinschers makes an excellent guard dog. By the same token, he needs to be socialized from a young age to prevent the development of aggressive behavior.

Litter Size- 6 to 8 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

The German Pinscher are healthy and sturdy breed . Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.

German Pinscher Profile


Perfect Family Pet


Easy to train
Intelligent Breed

Litter Size

6 to 8 puppies (Approx.)


Easy to groom
Minimum grooming require



Veterinarian Visits


Cheerful Playful Image Gallery

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