German Pinscher

A medium-sized breed of dog, the German Pinscher originated in Germany. The breed has a short coat that can be black and tan, red, blue and tan, or fawn in colour. Generally friendly, a well-bred German Pinscher will be a loving companion with an even temperament that can be trusted with small animals and children. Very energetic working dogs, they require multiple hours of exercise a day, a fenced backyard highly suggested of every owner of the breed. Due to a small gene pool, the German Pinscher is prone to such health problems as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cataracts, von Willebrand disease, thyroid disorder and cardiac disease.