German Pinscher

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in Germany
  • He is related to the Doberman, Miniature Pinscher, and Standard Schnauzer
  • He was respected for his ability to hunt rats and mice

Personality and Behavior

  • He's naturally protective of his family
  • He has a high prey-drive and will chase any little critter that runs from him
  • He is fearless and will take on a much bigger dog if threatened
  • He's a very athletic dog with plenty of stamina
  • He's alert and quick to bark making him and excellent watchdog
  • He tends to be aggressive towards other dogs
  • He has lots of energy which he needs to burn
  • If he gets bored he may be destructive


  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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