german pinscher

region Germany
cut 45 to 52 cm.
weight 13 to 18 kg.
hair  smooth
dress If the fur is solid color, it is brown in different shades up to red fawn. Bicolor animals are black with red or brown markings
head conical
eyes dark and medium tall
ear falling to the sides
tail carried down
behaviour energetic, attentive, very watchful temperament
federation Nomenclature FCI group 2 section 1 no 184
Care: very easy to care for, brush daily Usefulness: very good companion dog, very vigilant, without being a pug Life expectancy: 10 -12 years
The pinscher as a type of domestic dog has been around for a very long time. Especially in central Europe, it is especially the area of ​​southern Germany and Austria that are cited as the sectors of its existence. Nevertheless, this type of country dog ​​attracted little attention so that by 1895 it had practically disappeared. It is not known whether homogeneous types already existed at the time, because some speak of a smooth-haired dog, while others of a hard-haired dog. Even after the foundation of the Pinscher and Schnauzer Club (PSK), this situation changed little at first, because the focus was primarily on the wire-haired pinscher, the current schnauzer, completely neglecting the smooth-haired pinscher. . This back and forth went on for decades, the most absolute flat being reached in 1949 when there was not the slightest range to be recorded in the PSK's Book of Origins. The Pinscher seemed to have disappeared when the breeding manager Werner Jung started a new breeding with animals of which the youngest were 9 years old and the oldest 13 years old. Convinced of the future of the pinscher, he managed in a short time to build a tribe of 60 dogs. Jung characterized the German Pinscher as follows: "With its small size, balanced character and short, clean coat, the Pinscher is the ideal dog for the modern world..."