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German Pinschers are lively and energetic dogs, full of enthusiasm and spirit. They are intelligent, learn quickly, and possess a deep curiosity for their surroundings.

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German Pinscher – Kaitler Kennels – German Pinschers

We currently have a male and female black and tan German Pinscher puppy available to a loving home. Born Nov 18th 2023 and ready to go from Jan 13th. Puppies have been vaccinated, Dogs NSW registered pedigree, wormed and holds current veterinary health cert. please checkout our website for further details. First contact by email please.

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German Pinscher – Mount Pritchard

Born 28 aug 23 Dad's 75% german pinscher 27kg 7yrs strong, mum's a mix of english pointer, boxer, bull terrier, bull mastiff. 36kg 1.5yr old.

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The Ultimate German Pinscher Guide

About German Pinscher

The German Pinscher is a medium-sized breed with a persona that extends far beyond its physical size. Not to be underestimated due to its smaller stature compared to its fellow Pinscher breeds, the German Pinscher radiates a vibrant energy and a striking sense of loyalty, making it an intriguing addition to a myriad of households.

Lifespan

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12 to 14 years

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14 to 20 kg

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45 to 50 cm

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Grooming a German Pinscher is relatively easy due to their short coat.

Origins

The German Pinscher has a long and rich history dating back several centuries. Originally bred in Germany as a working dog, the breed was used for hunting vermin and protecting homesteads. These dogs were highly valued for their agility, strength, and tenacity, making them excellent hunters and guardians.

The breed was officially recognized by the German Kennel Club in the late 19th century. Two World Wars and subsequent hardships nearly led to the breed’s extinction when no litters registered in West Germany from 1949 to 1958, but a dedicated group of breeders, led by Werner Jung, revived the breed. Today, the German Pinscher is appreciated as both a working dog and a companion, renowned for its versatility and character.

Key Characteristics Of German Pinschers

Are German Pinschers Family-Friendly?

Yes. German Pinschers make excellent family pets for active, outgoing families. They love to be involved in family activities, whether that’s a game in the backyard or a walk in the park.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

German Pinschers may suffer from:

Hip Dysplasia

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Cardiomyopathy

Nature / Temperament

Lively, Intelligent, Determined, Alert, Affectionate

Suitable Environment

German Pinschers can adapt to a variety of living conditions. They can be comfortable in an apartment as long as they have sufficient daily exercise. Regardless of the living situation, they should always live indoors with their family, as they crave companionship and can become lonely and anxious if left alone for extended periods.

Other Considerations

● German Pinschers have a coat that is virtually maintenance-free, adding to the breed’s appeal.

● Rooted in their history as vermin hunters, their prey drive remains strong and is something potential owners should be aware of, especially if they have small pets at home.

● Their high energy levels and intelligence mean they need lots of mental and physical stimulation, making them less suitable for sedentary households.

How can I take good care of my German Pinscher?

Nutrition

German Pinschers should do well on high-quality dog food suitable for their age, size, and activity level. Homemade diets or premium commercial foods can provide balanced nutrition but should always be discussed with the vet. Treats can be used in moderation for training purposes but beware of overfeeding as it could lead to obesity.

Grooming

Despite the German Pinscher’s short, dense coat, regular brushing is necessary to remove dead hair and keep the coat shiny and healthy. Using a firm bristle brush once a week should suffice.

Exercise

Ideally, a German Pinscher puppy should have at least an hour of vigorous exercise each day. This could be split into two half-hour walks or runs, or incorporated into playtime and training exercises. Remember, these dogs have a working background and will enjoy activities that challenge both their bodies and minds.

Training

Training should start early for German Pinschers. As intelligent dogs, they pick up on commands quickly but can also be stubborn. Training sessions should be short, consistent, and fun. Using positive reinforcement techniques such as treats, praise, and play will yield the best results.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked German Pinscher Questions

With early and proper socialisation, German Pinschers can get along with other dogs. However, because of their strong prey drive, they might not be a good fit for homes with small pets like hamsters or rabbits.

Training a German Pinscher can be a rewarding experience as they are quick learners. However, their stubborn streak might require patience and persistence. It’s important to make training fun and engaging for them.

Finding a reputable German Pinscher breeder is the key to getting a healthy, well-behaved German Pinscher puppy. A puppy from an ethical breeder has a much better chance of growing into a calm, gentle adult dog. The average cost of a German Pinscher puppy for sale is usually around AUD $2000 to $6000.

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