Pinscher

Description:
This dog has a well-balanced body and a smooth coat. German Pinschers are medium sized dogs that have a solid body structure and a fluid exterior line. The head has a wedge shape and is strong looking but not heavy. The eyes should be dark, medium sized and oval shaped; the ears are highly inserted on the head and have a v shape, which can either hang or be docked; the neck of this dog is strong, it should not looks short or thick and there shouldn't be any loose skin on it. Its chest should be moderately big; the dog in itself should look compact, and should have a short back that descends slightly. The tail is highly inserted and is usually docked from the third vertebrate. Make sure to check about the laws in your country concerning this procedure, as it is not allowed in some places. The coat of this dog is short and thick, and the color can be either golden brown, red fawn, or black and blue with red. The height of a Pinscher is usually around forty-three to forty eight centimeters from the wichers.

Ideal owner:
This is a very easy breed to take care of actually; it does not demand a lot and to the contrary has a lot to offer. It is very affectionate and versatile. Don't confuse this dog for a smaller sized version of a Doberman, this dog is actually more natural and ancient then Dobermans. A lot of dog breeders suggest to avoid getting this dog if you live in an apartment or small flat because it needs a lot of exercise and daily training as well as an abundant amount of human contact. Pinschers that are bored or do not get enough exercise can become very destructive. Inside a home however this dog is obedient and easy to handle.

Growth:
At around two months of age a Pinscher should weigh around four and a half to five kilograms. It reaches its full height between ten and twelve months of age, however it does not mature completely until it is around eighteen to twenty four months old; the males mature before the females do. If you are looking into getting one of these dogs, make sure to pick one that has strong and well-angled front legs. The color of a puppy should be dark reddish that will eventually go darkening as the dog ages. The way the dog's mouth closes does not usually cause a problem, but it does need to be checked. The dewclaws should be removed; and nipping the ears is an option and is usually done when the dog is around eight to ten weeks old. Find out about animal rights laws in the country you live in though before attempting this procedure. Sometimes these dogs' baby teeth become retained in their mouth and will need to be removed by a veterinarian. Adolescence occurs during four months to one year of age; during this time the way the dog grows might be a little uneven. It is also known that an adolescent pinscher can become very stubborn, very intelligent and very sensible to its environment. It is very important that during this time it gets a lot of obedience training and this should start at a very young age, consistency is the key to training one of these dogs so don't give up. Pinschers have a very good memory and once they learn something they never forget it. A pinscher that has been well trained and socialized is an excellent companion and guardian. It is not suggested to have two male pinschers living together, there will be problems.

General health:
While training and socialization are vital, besides these factors Pinschers are very easy to take care of. They do not need a lot of grooming or any special types of diets. The most important thing for this dog's health is that it gets plenty of physical and mental exercise, every day as a matter a fact. Breeders inform that this breed does not have a lot of serious health problems, and they inform that the average life span is around twelve to fifteen years on an average.

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