The German Pinscher dog breed is muscular and agile, powerful yet graceful.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about German Pinscher.
German Pinscher originates from Germany. It was created in the 19th century by mixing several guardian and herding breeds with a goal to produce dog that will be able to easily exterminate rodents (mice and rats) from the households and protect its family from unwanted guests.
German Pinschers are outstanding working dogs and can be used in almost any type of event from agility through to obedience and even sporting and fun events such as Frisbee Dog competitions and Flyball.
The average German Pinscher stands 17 to 20 inches high at the shoulders and weighs between 25 and 45 pounds. This breed is a cinch to care for as their short coat requires minimal grooming.
German Pinscher is confident, intelligent and assertive dog. It is not recommended for inexperienced owners. German Pinscher requires firm and consistent discipline and strong leadership, otherwise, it will try to take the control. German Pinscher can learn plenty of commands, but it requires more time to complete training than other breeds.
Very loyal, highly territorial, and keenly alert, the German Pinscher takes his watchdog role very seriously. He won't hesitate to back up his fierce bark with a bite. Early and frequent socialization is required so that his wariness does not become sharpness.
The German Pinscher has an ability to "grin" or "smile" at his or her owner. This can sometimes be misunderstood as a growl or snarl, however there is no vocalization and is usually shown when the dog is happy to see someone or is trying to act submissive, especially if they know they have done something wrong.
German Pinscher can be kept in the apartment, but it is happier in the house with large backyard. Fenced backyard is essential to prevent potential attacks on the smaller animals (German Pinscher has very strong hunting instinct).
8) Almost Extincts
A German Pinscher's expected lifespan ranges from 12 to 14 years. While the breed is generally regarded as healthy, the limited genetic diversity that resulted from its near extinction in the 1950s has led to a number of genetic and hereditary conditions.
9) Chasing Cats
German Pinschers were developed to hunt and kill smaller animals. Many German Pinschers are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex. Many have strong instincts to chase and seize cats and other fleeing creatures.
10) Activity Level
German Pinscher requires few hours of exercise per day to prevent boredom and development of destructive behavior. German Pinscher rarely walks. It either trots or runs at maximum speed.