German Pinscher


Other names Pinscher

Adult size Medium

Variants None

Coat type Short hair

Weight 11 - 20 kg

Height 43 - 48 cm

Life expectancy 12 - 14 years

Required daily excersie 30-60 minutes

Good with small children No

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No


The German Pinscher is an admired breed, largely due to their insatiable balance of power and elegance. A particularly intelligent breed, it is of no surprise that these dogs are becoming increasingly bred in Australia and abroad. Medium in size, German Pinschers are quite muscular, and as a result are extremely agile. Due to this build these dogs have historically been used for all kinds of working purposes, however nowadays are content in being loving companions to their owners. German Pinschers are known to be excitable and may jump up to greet their owners, however with early training this behaviour can be curbed.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

German Pinschers are an energetic breed and will require at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day to both maintain their cool temperament and stay in shape. Although a house with a yard would be best, they can live happily in an apartment as long as their owner is diligent with ensuring their exercise needs are met. German Pinschers are not recommended for families with children below the age of nine, their powerful bite presenting too much of a risk for kids any younger. Alert and strong, German Pinschers make for great guard dogs and will be sure to alert their owners if anything suspicious occurs in and around the house.

Common Health Issues

Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Von Willebrand's Disease.