The German Pinscher originated in Germany and is a race that dates back several centuries and was used as a dog to hunt vermin (birds and rodents) and to defend the family and field. The German Pinscher is a medium sized dog, somewhere between a dwarf and a Doberman Pinscher. It is also known as the Standard Pinscher.
In the 1800s, German Pinscher pups would have hair very smooth and rough. Finally, smooth-haired dogs became known as German Pinscher, while rough coated dogs have become standard schnauzer of today. In 1879, the breed was officially recognized in Germany and was protected and promoted in 1894 by German Pinscher Club. The German Pinscher almost disappeared after World War II, but managed to be saved thanks to the efforts of Werner Junghof in the mid 1950. Today, the German Pinscher is a rare dog in the United States is more of a companion and protector than a hunting dog. The German Pinscher was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2001 as a member of the dogs.
The German Pinscher is a medium sized dog, which resembles a muscular Doberman Pinscher. The muzzle is straight and long, fitted with a black nose and ears that are located at the top of the head. They can be cropped or not. When not cropped the ears form a fold. The tail is carried high and is short while the feet are similar to those of cat. The coat is smooth, shiny and short. The color of the fur can be brown (Isabella variety), various shades of red and black or blue or reddish brown spots. German Pinscher adult's body weight is around 11 to 16 kilograms and has a height at the withers by about 41 to 48 centimeters.
The German Pinscher is an ideal companion. The German Pinscher is a lively and intelligent dog. It is very playful and brave, but can be stubborn and independent. He tends to bark as much as other Pinscher breeds, but will always bark at the approach of any foreigner. The German Pinscher is a dog that is suitable for people living in apartments. It is quite active inside the home, and does not require a large yard as walking on a leash is sufficient.