German Pinscher Facts

German Pinscher Facts
German Pinscher is medium-sized dog that belongs to the group of working dogs. It looks like a smaller version of Doberman Pinscher, but it is actually more closely related to Standard Schnauzer. German Pinscher originates from Germany. It was created in the 19th century by mixing several guardian and herding breeds with a goal to produce dog that will be able to easily exterminate rodents (mice and rats) from the households and protect its family from unwanted guests. German Pinscher is rarely seen today, and it is mostly kept as a house pet.
Interesting German Pinscher Facts:
German Pinscher can reach 17 to 20 inches in height and 25 to 45 pounds of weight.
German Pinscher has short, smooth coat. Original breed was pure black, or silver/black in color, while modern German Pinschers have dark colored fur with creamy, reddish, bluish or yellow-brown markings.
German Pinscher has muscular, square build, but elegant body. People in many countries shorten ears and tail of German Pinschers shortly after birth.
German Pinscher is confident, intelligent and assertive dog. It is not recommended for inexperienced owners. German Pinscher requires firm and consistent discipline and strong leadership, otherwise, it will try to take the control. German Pinscher can learn plenty of commands, but it requires more time to complete training than other breeds.
German Pinscher is loyal, devoted and affectionate dog. It is suitable for families with older children. German Pinscher likes to participate in everyday family activities. Smile-like expression on the face usually means that it had done something wrong.
German Pinscher can be kept in the apartment, but it is happier in the house with large backyard. Fenced backyard is essential to prevent potential attacks on the smaller animals (German Pinscher has very strong hunting instinct).
German Pinscher has strong will and ability to solve problems.
German Pinscher requires few hours of exercise per day to prevent boredom and development of destructive behavior. German Pinscher rarely walks. It either trots or runs at maximum speed.
German Pinscher is an excellent watchdog because of its alert and watchful nature. It barks when it detects strangers near the house.
German Pinscher is still used to eliminate vermin, herd cattle and protect households in some parts of Europe.
German Pinscher can achieve excellent results on the competitions in agility, obedience, tracking and schutzhund.
German Pinscher is moderate shedder. It requires brushing once or twice per week to keep shedding under control. German Pinscher doesn't like to bath.
German Pinscher gives birth from 5 to 8 puppies.
German Pinscher is prone to cataract and hip dysplasia. It can also suffer from thyroid gland and cardiac disorders.
German Pinscher has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

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