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German Pinscher

General Description

The German Pinscher is an agile and athletic, high-energy breed who requires ample daily exercise for his physical and mental well-being. The breed is medium-sized and robust, with a strong prey drive. Alert and intelligent, they are outstanding performance dogs as well as companions.

General Health

German Pinschers are typically robust, healthy dogs, although there are a few conditions that the breed can be prone to. These include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and von Willebrand's disease.

Origin

The German Pinscher originated in southern Germany and was first entered into German records in 1885 as a smooth coated Pinscher. The Pinscher was one of the foundation breeds in the origins of the Doberman Pinscher and the Miniature Pinscher.

Stats

Average Dog Size

20

Average Dog Weight

45

Average Bitch Size

17

Average Bitch Weight

25

Average Litter Size

6-8

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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