German Pinscher Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the German Pinscher is that they are brave, sober, not squeamish, lively, docile, versatile, stubborn, loyal and protective.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed is not recommended for children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 25 to 35 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suiteble for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed will chase anything that moves, so that fenced in yard better be tightly fenced in!

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is prone to aggressive tendencies. They need to know not to growl over things such as food.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for an excellent guard dog.

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