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Pinscher Breed Summary

Happy, Energetic, Lively, Intelligent and Loving

Pinschers are lovely looking dogs, that are often discussed as looking like Dobermanns! They are native to Germany and were originally bred to hunt vermin, something that they are still highly prized for. Unfortunately, they remain fairly rare here in the UK, so anyone wanting one would have to be put on a waiting list - but we promise it will be worth it!

In terms of their personalities, they are extremely loyal to their 'hoomans' and are very kind and friendly, which is why they are so popular across a lot of European countries!

Fun Fact: They perform extremely well in canine sports!

Lifespan 12 - 14 Years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 43cm - 48cm
Weight Males and Females 11kg - 20kg
Coat Coats are Short and Smooth. Additionally, they are Close-Lying and Dense
Colour Black and tan, Blue and tan, Fawn, Red
Eye colour Dark
Other Names Pin, German Pinscher, Deutscher Pinscher

Pinscher's are known for their very even-tempered nature. They absolutely love 'hoomans' and are extremely protective over their families, which makes them amazing watch dogs! However, as they do adore people so much, they can't be left by themselves for too long. This is because they are prone to separation anxiety which can lead to destructive behaviour, so someone would need to be home with them for most of the day. These guys are bundles of energy and need plenty of exercise. For this reason, they would suit a family that already leads an active lifestyle that they can easily slot into! Additionally, they need lots of mental stimulation so they don't get bored so will need lots of playtime and socialisation with humans and animals a-like! However, for the right family, they make lovely family pets and have the ability to provide you with years of happiness!

These little guys were developed in Germany in the 19th century specifically as stable dogs, used to control vermin and guard the grounds that they lived in! A breed standard was established fairly early on in 1884 and was the same year they were also a 'recognised breed'. It's thought that this breed is a descendant of the Rat Pinscher, Great Ratter and Rat Catcher, which are all now extinct. They are also themselves, foundation dogs for Dobermanns and Miniature Pinschers! Unfortunately, numbers started to decline with the onset of WW2 and very nearly vanished! Werner Jung, a man closely associated with the breed, decided to make it his mission to save them and after setting up a breeding programme, his mission proved successful! Pinschers eventually made their way to England and were officially a recognised breed in 1988. Nowadays, breed numbers remain fairly low but they remain a popular breed with the UK but anyone interested in one of these pups will need to be put on a waiting list to successfully secure one!