German Pinscher

USD $1400-$1600 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 136
Origin Germany
Other Names Glatthaariger Pinscher, Standard Pinscher
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1400-$1600
How much does it cost to purchase a German Pinscher?
The price of a German Pinscher will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1400 to $1600 per German Pinscher if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a German Pinscher through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg)
Height 16-19 inches (41-48 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Working breed. And FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Sch
Purpose ratting
Date of Origin 1600s
Ancestry Rattenfanger

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Shiny, Smooth
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Red, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown, Fawn, Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Courageous, Daring, Familiar, Lively, Loving, Outright, Spirited, Tempered
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the German Pinscher have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The German Pinscher is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Germany. It is a member of the pinscher family, which includes breeds such as the Doberman Pinscher and Miniature Pinscher. The German Pinscher has a strong, muscular body with a short coat that comes in various colors including black, blue, fawn, and red. Its head is wedge-shaped with erect ears and dark eyes.

The lifespan of the German Pinscher is between 12 to 14 years. They typically weigh between 25 to 45 pounds and stand at 17 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the German Pinscher is alert and active. They are intelligent dogs that are eager to please their owners and can be trained easily with positive reinforcement methods. They are loyal companions who love spending time with their families but can also be independent when needed.

German Pinschers are friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. They may be wary of strangers but will warm up quickly once they get to know them better.

The temperament of the German Pinscher is confident yet gentle; they make great watchdogs as they will bark when someone approaches their home or family but won’t become aggressive unless provoked or threatened in some way.

The health of the German Pinscher is generally good; however, like all breeds they may suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so it’s important for owners to keep an eye out for any signs of illness or discomfort in their pet so that it can be treated promptly by a veterinarian if necessary.

The adaptability level of the German Pinschers is high; they do well in both urban and rural environments provided that they get enough exercise each day (at least 30 minutes). The benefits of having a German Pincher as a pet include its intelligence which makes it easy to train; its loyalty which makes it an excellent companion; its alertness which makes it great for security purposes; its friendliness towards other animals which makes them suitable for households with multiple pets; and finally its adaptability which allows them to fit into almost any lifestyle!


The German Pinscher is a breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks to the efforts of dedicated breeders.

The German Pinscher is believed to be descended from the German Black Pied Pinscher, which was a popular farm dog in Germany during the Middle Ages. The Black Pied Pinscher was used for hunting vermin and guarding property. Over time, the Black Pied Pinscher evolved into two distinct types: the Smooth-coated German Pinscher and the Rough-coated German Pinscher.

The Smooth-coated German Pinscher was the more popular of the two types, and was often used as a guard dog or police dog. The Rough-coated German Pinscher was less popular and was mostly used for hunting.

During World War II, both types of German Pinschers were nearly wiped out due to food shortages and lack of breeding stock. After the war, only a handful of German Pinschers remained in existence.

In an effort to save the breed, some breeders began crossbreeding German Pinschers with other breeds, such as Doberman Pinchers and Manchester Terriers. This created a new type of German Pinscher that was more robust and had a better temperament than its predecessors.

The new type of German Pinscher quickly became popular, and today there are many different varieties of this versatile breed. The most common varieties are the Miniature pinscher, Standard pinscher, and Giant pinscher.