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German Pinscher Dog Breed Information

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Breed: German Pinscher
Country of Origin: Germany
Color: Black, Fawn, Red, Blue, Brown
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Height: 43-51 cm
Weight: 14-20 kg
Litter Size: 6 to 8 puppies
Hypoallergenic: No
During the World Wars, the German Pinscher came close to extinction. Two breed colors did in fact die out: the pure black and the salt-and-pepper.

After World War II, a West German named Werner Jung began breeding German Pinschers and saved the breed. German Pinschers were first imported into the United States in the late 1970s.

German Pinscher is a squarely built, muscular, medium-sized dog. The average height is between 17 to 20 inches for both males and females. They usually weigh between 25 and 45 pounds.

The German Pinscher's playfulness will continue well into adulthood, and he may continue to disembowel squeaky toys long past teething (dental floss is the best repair tool).

When German Pinchers are in a spot of trouble at home, some will look you right in the eye and smile, showing their teeth in a big grin. 

Temperament: Even Tempered, Lively, Intelligent, Loving, Spirited, Familial 

Health Problems: Generally a healthy breed.

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