German Pinscher Breed Profile


The German Pinscher is a medium size, short coated dog, elegant in appearance with a strong square build and moderate body structure, muscular and powerful for endurance and agility. Energetic, watchful, alert, agile, fearless, determined, intelligent and loyal, the German Pinscher has the prerequisites to be an excellent watchdog and companion. The German Pinscher is examined on the ground.


Isabella (fawn), to red in various shades to stag red (red with intermingling of black hairs), black and blues with red/tan markings. In bi-colored dogs, sharply marked dark and rich red/tan markings are desirable.


The German Pinscher has highly developed senses, intelligence, aptitude for training, fearlessness, and endurance. He is alert, vigilant, deliberate and watchful of strangers. He has fearless courage and tenacity if threatened. A very vivacious dog, but not an excessive barker.


German Pinschers can enjoy apartment living with the right amount of daily exercise. They are a small dog but their dominating nature make them act as a larger breed. They are very protective of their surroundings and will defend their loved ones.

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