German Pinscher

  • Size

  • Height

    17 to 20 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    25 to 35 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Fawn, red, or black and blue, with red or tan markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Conformation, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The muscular, powerful German Pinscher is courageous and protective, making him an excellent family watchdog. Originally bred in Germany, the German Pinscher has a strong prey instinct and likes to chase anything that moves. An intelligent, active breed, he needs vigorous daily exercise as well as companionship to avoid becoming bored and destructive. His dense, glossy coat is easy to maintain.

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