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German Pinscher Dog Breed

The original name of the breed is Deutscher Pinscher and it originated from Germany and descended from early European herding and guardian breeds. The breed also played a role in the development of major dog breeds such as the Doberman and the Miniature Pinscher. Elegant, muscular and powerful-looking, this medium-sized terrier stands at a height of 16 to 19 inches and weighs from 25 to 35 pounds. It has a blunt, wedge-shaped head with a muzzle that has the same length as that of the skull, ending in a slight stop. It has medium-sized eyes that are oval in shape, ears that are symmetrical kept either cropped or natural. The coat is short and dense, smooth in texture and lies close to the body. Common colours include black and tan, blue, red, fawn and tan.

The German Pinscher is a rare breed originally used on farms as a ratter, watch dog, guard dog and herding dog. As a guard dog, it is vocal and brave, barking only when it is necessary but will instinctively protect its owner and bite first without thinking. It is easy to train however but needs a firm and authoritative owner. It is docile when at rest in the home and can even be a loving and affectionate companion. A well bred German Pinscher can be trusted with small animals and children. They can love from 12 to 14 years.

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