German Pinscher is a dog breed of medium-sized that originated in Germany. The breed is the preamble of German Schnauzer, Miniature Pinscher, Doberman Pinscher, and Rottweiler. The dog German Pinscher breed was brought to the United States of America in 1980 and became a recognized dog breed. Canadian Kennel Club recognized the dog breed in 2000.
Origin and History of German Pinscher Breed
The German Pinscher is an old breed dating to the 1700s. It is a forefather of both the Doberman Pincher and the miniature Pinscher. It was bred to find and kill vermin, as well as to guard. The breed came close to extinction following both world wars and was rebuilt through the offspring of one dog. It continues to be used as a hunting dog today but is usually kept as a companion. The country of origin of the dog breed is Germany.
Physical Traits and Characteristics of the Breed
The German Pincher is a medium-size, robust and square dog. It has a long, wedge-shaped head, medium-size, dark eyes, and drop ears that are cropped erect or left naturally drop. Its tail is usually docked. It is short-coated and black and tan, with rust, solid red, stag red, fawn, or blue.
Height and Weight and Life Span of German Pincher
The breed size is medium, and the average height of the dog breed is 17 to 20 inches. The weight is 25 to 45 pounds. The average life span of the rare breed is 12 to 14 years.
Temperament and Behavior of Pinscher
The German Pinscher is intelligent, assertive, fearless, and sometimes manipulative. It makes a beautiful companion but can be possessive of its owner and belongings, and it is territorial. It is playful and exuberant well into adult-hood. It is ok with the older children.
Activity Level and Uses
Their activity level is high. The dog is energetic who makes great companions for experienced owners. Living and Special Needs of German Pinscher dogs are:
- They get plenty of regular exercises.
- Firm but gentle discipline.
- Supervision with children.
Ownership of German Pincher
A suburban or rural home is best, but it can adapt to apartment life as long as it receives sufficient exercise.
Care of German Pinscher Dog
Coat care and grooming are essential for the German Pinscher. Dogs with heavy coats can exacerbate human allergies, and some coats require extra care to keep the breeds happy and healthy. The dogs should be brushed your dogs daily or at least weekly and have natural oils that keep their bodies warm and their skin healthy. German Pinscher needs to have their nails trimmed regularly.
Other regular grooming needs to consider include ear cleaning. The dogs with drop ears are prone to ear infection, so be sure to clean their ears regularly with a cotton ball and ear-cleaning solutions- never use cotton swabs or any cleaning utensils small enough to fit into the ear canal.
Possible Health Concerns of German Pinscher
The dogs are very healthy and sturdy dogs with a few health issues. They may be susceptible to certain conditions, including eye problems, hip dysplasia, heart problems, eye diseases, and Von Willebrand’s disease, a blood clotting ailment.