German Pinscher Puppies & Breed Information

German Pinscher

Breed Characteristics


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Breed Information



Breed Group: Working

Weight: 25 - 35 lbs

Height: 17 - 20 inches

Color(s): fawn, red, black and blues with red/tan markings

Overview

The German Pinscher said to be Germany's "Best Kept Secret". The German Pinscher can be an ideal companion dog. This rare breed has a sense of humor, is brave, not squeamish, sober, and have considerable stamina. It is lively but docile, quite versatile, and a vocal guard dog. It responds to obedience training. However, they can be bull headed and stubborn and need to know who is boss.

Character

German Pinschers are very loyal, alert, and playful. This breed does require proper socialization as a puppy; as they can be weary of strangers. They are energetic dogs and enjoy the company of their companions. This breed if properly socialized can do well around children and other pets.

Temperament

The German Pinscher can be an ideal companion dog. This rare breed has a sense of humor, is brave, not squeamish, sober, and have considerable stamina. It is lively but docile, quite versatile, and a vocal guard dog. It responds to obedience training. However, they can be bull headed and stubborn and need to know who is boss. This breed only barks when it feels it is necessary, which may be often. Visitors will be announced with loud barking but then things 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.

Care

The strong, smooth, glossy coat requires little grooming. An occasional brushing to remove dead hair is all that is needed. This breed is an average shedder.

Coat

Short and dense, smooth, close, shiny, covering the body without any bald spots

Training

Consistency is the key to training a German Pinscher. This intelligent breed is very eager to learn and if given the proper training, will thrive.

Activity

The German Pinscher requires a lot of exercise. They will enjoy running alongside you when you bicycle, playing in the yard, or a walk around the block. Walks per day should also be sufficient. This eager little breed is sure to keep your on your toes.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.


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Updated: 11/28/2014

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