German Pinscher

German Pinscher

German Pinscher


The German Pinscher was originally developed in Germany in the 18th century. He is very intelligent and devoted and even though he is a medium-size dog he makes a great guard-dog as well as a loving family companion. The average height of a German Pinscher is 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches weighing about 25 to 45 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.


The German Pinscher can be an adorable companion that likes to stay in your lap as well as a fearless guard-dog always ready to protect you and your family. He is very confident, intelligent and has an independent nature. The German Pinscher loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The German Pinscher is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference.

German Pinscher Training:

The German Pinscher can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.

German Pinscher Shedding:

To be honest, the German Pinscher is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

German Pinscher Grooming:

The German Pinscher, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

German Pinscher History:

The German Pinscher was originally developed in Germany in the 18th century and was mainly used to exterminate vermin. He was the foundation for many dog breeds such as the Doberman Pinscher, the Miniature Pinscher and others. The German Pinscher was recognized as a breed in the year 1895.

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