German Pinscher

KC Pedigree, Medium

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The German Pinscher is an ancestor to the Dobermann and Miniature Pinscher, but is actually more closely related to the Schnauzer. Both the Pinscher and the Schnauzer were developed from the now extinct Rat Pinscher.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone that wants a smart, no-frills, unexaggerated dog that is a keen pupil in training.

Not the best for ...

Someone that wants a laid-back dog. The Pinscher is ever watchful. As well as ratting in stables and on farms, the Pinscher was a watchdog – it's in his nature to be alert.

Aliases

Pinscher, Standard Pinscher

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

Trustpilot

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