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Life span

14 Years


20 Kg


Working Dogs

Pinscher Overview

The Pinscher is agile and muscular, powerful and humble. They’re a medium sized dog breed that oozes elegance and often admired for their beauty. They’re very intelligent and hard-working. The Pinscher is devoted to their owner and will happily show all their love and affection to their family.

The Pinscher is a medium sized dog breed that averages a height between 17-20 inches for both male and female and weigh in the region of 25-45 pounds.

They have a lovely temperament and adapt well to other pets and small children. They’re a working dog breed and need regular exercise and training to prevent them from becoming naughty when left unattended and socialised.

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Pinscher Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Pinscher originated in Germany and is included in the origins of the Rottweiler and the Doberman. This medium-sized dog breed has increased popularity of the years in many families up and down the country. 

Pinscher Temperament

This delightful dog breed has a very distinctive character and loved by many. They're striking looks combined with their loving spirit, makes this dog breed a great addition for the family. They're even-tempered, intelligent and have a wonderful spirit. 

Pinscher Training

The Pinscher is an intelligent dog breed, strong-willed and well natured. Although medium in size, they have a big personality and training your Pin should start as soon as they arrive at their new home. Exposing your Pinscher to children right away and to any other household pets, you have. Supervision is essential when introducing your Pinscher to your children and other pets to prevent your dog from getting hurt.


Grooming your Pinscher takes very little effort as they have very sleek coats that lay close to the body. Weekly brushing is enough and they only need to be bathed once every 3 to 6 weeks. Ears, teeth and paws need to be checked weekly for dirt and debris. 


The Pinscher has several predisposed health conditions with cataracts being the main problem. Cataracts can be mild but can also develop to become more serious and lead to blindness. Two other additional health conditions are Von Willebrand's blood-clotting disorder and thyroid disease. Unfortunately, this dog breed is also prone to developing heart disease, hip dysplasia and Luxating patella. 

Pinscher Exercise Needs

This dog breed is very smart and has a lot of energy. They do need regular exercise to stay fit and strong as well as maintain their health and well-being. They also require plenty of mental stimulation. Your Pinscher should have two brisk walks a day for 20-30 minutes as well as some chasing games so they can let off some steam. This dog breed is also well-bred for agility and obedience training.

Children and other pets

The Pinscher is very good with children and other pets. Early socialisation is key for developing a strong and safe bond between your Pinscher and children as well as any other household pets. You must always supervise your dog when playing with children and other pets.