With the energy and drive of all working breeds, the German Pinscher also displays the love and devotion that make him an outstanding companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder
Weight: 25 to 45 pounds (males average 40 pounds, females average 32 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
The German Pinscher is muscular and agile, powerful yet graceful. A medium-sized dog with an elegant appearance, he’s admired as much for his beauty as for his intelligence.

He’s a working breed and guard dog, and a devoted and loving family dog. Full German Pinscher profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)