German Pinscher

The German Pinscher is a medium-sized breed of dog bred for hunting and guard work. The breed is descended from the German Buckhound and the German Black Pied Dog.
German Pinscher Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

17 - 20 Inches

WEIGHT

25 - 35 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-14 Years

German Pinscher Information

The German Pinscher is a medium-sized breed of dog bred for hunting and guard work. It is a short-coated breed, with a smooth, shiny coat that is black, blue, fawn, or red in color. The breed is descended from the German Buckhound and the German Black Pied Dog.

The breed is intelligent, loyal, and obedient and makes a good companion dog. They are also known for being very protective of their families.

German Pinschers are active dogs and need plenty of exercise. They make good watchdogs and will bark to warn of strangers.

Exercise Needs

The German Pinscher needs plenty of exercise, and will do best with an active family. A daily walk or run is a must, and they will also enjoy playing fetch or going for a swim.

Training

The German Pinscher is an intelligent breed eager to please, making them easy to train. They will need consistent, firm training to learn obedience commands and good manners. Socialization is also important so they can learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs and people.

Health Issues

The German Pinscher is a generally healthy breed, but there are some health conditions to be aware of. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand’s disease, and epilepsy.

Grooming

The German Pinscher has a short, smooth coat that is easy to groom. The breed only needs to be brushed occasionally and bathed as required.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Fawn, Red, Black And Blues With Red/tan Markings

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand's disease, epilepsy

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