Autonomy and individuality are the best ways to describe this breed. German Pinschers are pack animals that adore their families and watch over them but are also independent and like to do things their own way. They are easy to train as they are quite intelligent, but this breed is not recommended for first time dog owners as new dog owners might find it hard to tame their sense of autonomy.
Nothing misses a German Pinscher’s watchful eye and they will give out a short sharp bark when they decide that something is not right. Good socialization and early training can stop them from becoming annoying barkers. If they are trained well, get plenty of exercise and play with other dogs, they can be suitable for apartment living.
If you are into running or cycling, they can make great exercise companions, as they will love every outing and exercise adventure. They are also happy to participate in agility or other dog sports.
Their short slick hair is easy to maintain. A brush and wash once in a while is all that is required.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|