German Pinscher

Working Group

German Pinschers from Blazers German Pinscher Kennels

The German Pinscher was bred as a ratter and is similar to a Doberman Pinscher only smaller.  With firm and consistent training and handling from an early age they can grow up to be a great companion dog.  They are very protective of its owner and his property and, unless properly trained and socialized can be come protective of what they define as “theirs”.  Not a dog for all families.  They are high energy and need strong handling.  The German Pinscher may not be a good dog with children.  Then may bite first and ask questions later if encountered with suspicious movement or teasing.  They will not back away from a fight with another dog.  The German Pinscher needs to be exercised on a daily basis.  Grooming is minimal.  They do not have a doggy odor.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Slick Minimal High energy. No doggy odor.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

German Pinscher Club of America


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.