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German Pinscher

The German Pinscher, also known as Deutsche pinscher or Standard Pinscher, is a type of pinscher that originated from Germany. It is a most sought- after dog due to its beauty, elegant appearance, intelligence, versatility, and temperament. They are one of the smaller breeds in the working-dog group. The German Pinscher is an excellent guard dog. Discover more about our German Pinscher puppies for sale below!

History of Breed

The German Pinscher originated in southern Germany and was first entered into German records as a smooth coated Pinscher in 1885. The Pinscher was one of the foundation breeds in the origins of the Doberman Pinscher and the Miniature Pinscher. The Smooth-Haired Pinscher and the Wire-Haired Pinscher were originally one breed with two coat varieties. The breeds were officially divided in the early 1900’s with the wire hair pinscher being renamed the “Schnauzer” and the smooth haired variety remained the “Pinscher”. These medium-sized dogs were initially bred from early European herding dog breeds.

Personality and Temperament

This breed is charming, social, and an active. They enjoy the company of their family and love your attention. They are very loyal to their family and can be protective of them. They do have a caring personality which is why many families enjoy them. They are strong dogs and it is suggested that positive reinforcement training takes place at a young age.

Appearance and Grooming

Grooming a German Pinscher is fairly easy due to their smooth and short coat. As a finishing touch, use a grooming mitt or a rubber curry and massage in a circular motion. This will stimulate the release of natural oils in addition to the removal of any loose hairs. Bathing this pup should take place every four to five weeks and remembering to clip his nails on a regular basis is important.

Care and Feeding

German Pinschers are semi active dogs that do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best.

The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep this breed healthy. Many of this breed’s owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.

Breed Size and Life Expectancy

The German Pinscher stands between seventeen and twenty inches tall.

This breed weighs between twenty-five and forty-five pounds.

The average life expectancy for this breed is between twelve and fourteen years.

Interesting Breed Facts

Fact: These pups enjoy swimming with their family.

Fact: This breed does not generally have a “dog smell” that other breeds have.

Fact: This breed is a smart and semi easy to train breed.

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions About the German Pinscher

How do I care for a German Pinscher?

You can care for a German Pinscher by brushing her coat with a cloth or rubber mitt as needed, at least every week. You can also brush their teeth at least twice a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that lurk in it.

What is German Pinschers life expectancy?

The German Pinscher has an average lifespan of 12-14 years

What is the diet plan for a German Pinscher?

A German Pinscher can be fed with high-quality commercial dog food. Real meat, bone and organ meat (liver, heart, kidney) is the best food for your dog. Also, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are very good to add to their diet plan but should be in small quantities. Make sure to feed your dog the best quality dog food; one that not only agrees with your dog but that you can afford. 

What is the average size of a German Pinscher?

The German Pinscher is a medium-sized dog that averagely weighs between 25 to 45 pounds (11-20 kilograms), and typically 17-20 inches (43-51 centimeters) in height.

What group is the German Pinscher in?

The German Pinscher is categorized in the “Working dog group”.

Do German Pinschers smell?

German Pinschers do not have a smell.

Are German Pinschers hypoallergenic?

No, German Pinschers are not known to be hypoallergenic.

Is German Pinscher same as a Dobberman Pinscher?

No. Although they share certain similarities in their standards, they are two distinct breeds. 

Are German Pinschers good family dogs?

Absolutely yes! They make great watchdogs. They are good with children, especially older children from ages 9 and above. They are suspicious of strangers. They have a strong vermin-hunting instinct so they may not be suitable for homes with small pets such as rodents. 

What are the common health problems of German Pinschers?

Although the German Pinschers are generally a healthy breed, one should look out for certain health problems such as cataract, thyroid disorder, elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand disease, and cardiac disease.

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