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Austrian Pinscher

Österreichischer Kurzhaarpinscher, Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher


The Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher has a pear-shaped head. The powerful muzzle is relatively short. The feet have well-arched toes. The elbows are fairly close to the body. The chest is wide and well developed. It has a short, hard topcoat as well as undercoat. Coat colors come in red, black, brown, fawn, brindle or black/tan, with limited white markings common. The tail is docked or left-curled over the back.

The breed is described as "a pleasant companion" for rural and suburban areas. The breed standard describes the ideal Austrian Pinscher's temperament and character as playful, not inclined to be a hunter, and being an "incorruptible guard". Assertive, lively and alert, the breed is devoted to people it is familiar with and suspicious of strangers, making it a useful guard dog.

Size Medium
Height Male: 17–20 inches (44–50 cm)17–19 inches (42–48 cm)
Weight 12–18 kg
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Black and Tan Yellow
Origin Austria
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The best condition to have for an Austrian Pinscher would be a farm, however a large yard will do.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also friendly toward strangers.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Austrian Pinscher will get enough exercise if he is living on a farm however, if you don't have a big yard the dog needs to go on a long daily walk. This dog is up for long walks, bike rides, or whatever you want to do with him (flyball, agility).




Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: An occasional brushing will do.


Constant Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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