German Pinscher
German Pinscher
Size
Medium
Height
17 to 20 inches at the withers
Weight
25 to 35 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Fawn, red, or black and blue, with red or tan markings
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Conformation, Guarding

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.

Did you know?

The German Pinscher nearly became extinct following both World Wars. Werner Jung is credited with reviving the breed in 1958 in West Germany. Despite his name, the German Pincher is more closely related to the Schnauzer than the Doberman or the Miniature Pinscher.

Training German Pinschers

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.