In need of a strong leader, the assertive and determined German Pinscher is easy to train and intelligent.

Naturally suspicious of strangers, he is an excellent guard dog. He has lots of energy, and he's devoted to his family.

The German Pinscher is not a smaller variety of Doberman but an older breed with a much longer history. He was used as a versatile farm dog and ratter, but the breed nearly disappeared after World War II.

Early socialization and training are essential with this strong-willed (read: stubborn) dog. German Pinschers take well to training, but they are independent thinkers and want to do things their own way. It’s important to establish rules, be consistent and, above all, prevent the dog from getting bored. Use positive reinforcement techniques such as play, praise and food rewards. Like most dogs, German Pinschers become bored when left to their own devices, but when they live with a family who is willing to spend time training and exercising them, they thrive.

The German Pinscher is best suited to a family with children 8 years and older who can understand how to treat him with respect. He may or may not get along with cats. He has a strong prey drive and will likely chase cats or other small furry animals outdoors, but some German Pinschers get along well with indoor cats if they have been raised with them. Unless you’re sure they are best friends, use common sense and separate them when you can’t be there to supervise.

The German Pinscher has high energy levels and needs much more activity than a simple walk around the block. Choose this breed only if you are a high-energy person yourself who enjoys active daily exercise with a dog. He’s well suited to just about any dog sport or activity you can teach, including agility, obedience, rally and tracking.


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