We welcome you to the wonderful world of the
Nothing is more important to
us than the welfare and perpetuation of these remarkable companions. For more
than 400 years, generations of breeders first in Europe and now in the United States have sacrificed
their time and energy to preserve and improve this highly intelligent and loyal animal.
It is our goal to continue this
legacy by providing as much information and education as possible to ensure
that purebred German Pinschers and their owners will always be held in the highest
esteem by all who encounter them.
Is a German Pinscher for you?
The GP has medium size, short smooth coat, is muscular and powerful; yet elegant in
appearance. Ears may be cropped or natural and the acceptable colors are shades of red, black with red markings, blue
with red markings, and fawn. An adult GP weighs 22 to 40 pounds and measures 17 to 20 inches at the shoulders (withers).
They have a strong terrier background, of strong will and mind. The GP is determined,
and can be manipulative, and assertive. The breed can be very possessive over things and/or owners. Highly intelligent and
willing learners, the GP makes a wonderful companion with firm, but gentle and consistent coaching. Early and frequent
socialization including obedience training is strongly encouraged. They are long-lived and keep their puppy playfulness well
into adulthood. GP's love to travel and enjoy adventure in any form. They can be good with children if they are raised with
or around them. Children need to respect a GP and, adults should always supervise their interaction.
Fred & Faye Baryol, Devoted lovers of the
The Tampa Bay Area