German Pinscher

These elegant animals are well proportioned, with well-developed muscles that can be clearly discerned under their smooth coat, especially in movement.
German pinscher adult black and white

About the German Pinscher

German Pinschers are alert, lively, self-confident and well balanced. Combine these traits with intelligence and endurance, which German Pinschers have in spades, and you have the ideal family, companion and guard dog.

The Smooth-haired Pinschers were mostly black with light brown markings, self-coloured in shades of brown to red, salt and pepper, or simply greyish blue to black. German Pinschers are medium-sized dogs of square build.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: Germany
Size category: Medium
Avg life expectancy: 12-14 years
Lively / Enthusiastic / Confident / Even-tempered / Intelligent / Resilient / Alert

Key facts

Makes a great family dog
Makes a great guard dog
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

A healthy start to life

Puppyhood is a time of massive physical and behavioural change, and a steep learning curve for new owners. Find out how you can provide your puppy with the best start to life so they develop into strong, healthy dogs. 

Lifetime of health

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