The German Pinscher was bred to be used as a vermin hunter and guard dog throughout Germany. After World War II, the breed nearly went extinct, but due to a dedicated lover of the Pinscher, Werner Jung, their numbers increased during the 1950's.
A medium-sized, short-coated breed, the German Pinscher has a square-shaped, muscular frame that shows their agility and endurance. The breed is smaller than the size of the Doberman Pinscher, but bigger than the Miniature Pinshcer. They have a short, dense, smooth, shiny coat that comes in a few colors such as black, blue, and red. Their eyes are medium-sized, oval-shaped, and dark colored. The ears are high-set, V-shaped, small, and are carried upright. The muzzle is wedge-shaped, and the nose is black. The tail of the Pinscher is carried upward.
German Pinschers are known for being fearless, determined, and loyal towards their owners. They have the potential to make a great watchdog and companion that will watch over their families and be watchful of strangers. Due to their high energy, children and other dogs may need to be supervised, but they can generally get along with them if properly trained and socialized.