Description

Illustration of German Pinscher

The Pinscher, sometimes called the Standard Pinscher is the original size of the varieties and is ancestor to the Dobermann and the Miniature Pinscher. Ironically it is much less popular than its descendants, both in the show ring and as a family dog, which is surprising as it is a handsome breed, medium sized, needing little grooming and fitting well into family life.

The word pinscher means 'to bite' or 'to grip' and it was used to describe the breed's original function as a killer of rats and other vermin.

The Working Breed Group

Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guards and search and rescue dogs. Arguably, the working group consists of some of the most heroic canines in the world, aiding humans in many walks of life, including the Boxer, Great Dane and St. Bernard. This group consists of the real specialists in their field who excel in their line of work.


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