A farm Terrier turned into a pure breed; the German Pinscher fills the practical hole between two well known breeds, the Miniature Pinscher and the Dobermann. The Pinscher, however, is older than these two breeds, and few fans have it, but they are devoted to the breed. 
Well balanced and with a smooth coat, the German Pinscher is a medium sized dog with a solid structure and fluid external line. The head seems like a snub wedge, strong but not heavy; the eyes are dark, medium sized and oval shaped; the ears are high inserted and “V” shaped, cropped or dropping; the neck is strong, not short or thick, there is no loose skin. The chest is moderately wide; the dog itself is compact, with a shirt, slightly descending back. The tail is high inserted, docked from the third vertebrae. The coat is short and thick, the color fawn to red or black and blue with tan. It is between 43 and 48 cm to the withers. (The FCI does not admit blue).
It is a breed easy to care for, attractive, which demands little and gives plenty. It is affectionate and versatile. It is not a miniature Dobermann, but a more natural and older breed than the latter. The breeders insist that it is not an apartment or breeder dog because it needs exercise and daily training, fenced yard and abundant human contact. (A bored Pinscher, lacking exercise, can become destructive). At home it is obedient and easy to handle. There are some quality breeders in the United States and England, although it is not a known breed.
The Pinscher weighs between 4.5 and 5 kg after two months in average. The black and tan Pinscher pattern is attractive and shows breed purity. The breed deserves acknowledgement for its good sense, its character is obedient and natural type without exaggerations.
A Pinscher litter is a rare and wonderful thing! Very few Pinscher are breed, even in Germany, although some litters can be found in England and the US. Contact the canine society closest to your home to locate a breeder in your area.
It reaches it maximum height between the 10th and 12th month, although it doesn’t reach complete maturity until after 18 or 24 months; the males before the females. The buyer should select a square puppy, with strong hindquarters and well angled, and a good upper outline. The color should be a deep red, which will generally darken with age. The mouth closing is usually not a problem, but is should be checked. The dewclaws are always removed; the ear cropping which is optional is usually performed between the eighth and tenth week. Find out if domestic animal protection laws allow cropping. Sometimes it might keep a baby tooth, which should be extracted by the veterinarian. Breeders place adolescence between the fourth month and the year. During this period growth can be unlevel, and it will frequently grow in sprouts. It is known that the adolescent Pinscher can be stubborn, very intelligent and sensitive to its environment. These dogs require early obedience training, and consistency is capital. The Pinscher has an excellent memory, and once it has learned a command, it never forgets, unless it does it on purpose! The well bred and socialized specimen is an excellent partner and protector. However, two adult males should not be had together.
While education and socialization are vital, for the rest the Pinscher is an easy to care for father, which doesn’t need much brushing or special diets. The most important for its good physical and mental health is daily exercise. Breeders inform that nowadays there are no serious problems in the breed, and mention 12 to 15 year longevity in average.
Unlike looking for a more popular puppy breed, finding a healthy Pinscher puppy and without so hereditary problems should be as easy as a good breeder.