Austrian Pincher


The Austrian Pinscher is a very little-known breed of medium-sized dog that was formerly used as an all-purpose working dog.

These dogs are animals that love to surf and discover new things, as well as play a lot with their dogs due to the high level of exercise they require. For this reason, they must have large spaces where they are not exposed so that they can play and expend their energy, and that they live better in large spaces such as homes or apartments with gardens.

Why is it called a Pinscher?

The Austrian Pinscher is a very rare breed of dog. The ancestors of this breed were used on Austrian farms to raise and raise livestock and to eliminate mice and other insects. Some authors believe that this dog is related to the German Pinscher, but almost nothing is known about its ancient history.

 Modern history is better known since the current breed standard was established in 1928. At that time the Austrian Shorthair was called the Pinscher.

Changes in agricultural activities and World War II caused almost complete damage to the breed. By the end of the war, the Austrian Pincher practically disappeared. Later, the breed was recovered from some samples, and through merging with other breeds of dogs.

How big do Pinschers get?

The Austrian Pinscher is a medium-sized, well proportioned, and powerful dog. The length at the withers in males is 44 to 50 cm, while the height of females is 42 to 48 cm. Its body is slightly longer than it is tall, so it has an oblong shape.

Both the back and the nape are short and wide, but the croup is elongated. The chest is deep, wide, long, and barrel-shaped.

The head is pear-shaped and has a broad skull. Well. The nose is black and has a straight nose crutch. The eyes are large, round, and dark. The ears are small, raised, and "button-shaped". The tail is strong and medium.

Are Austrian pinschers good dogs?

The hair is double layered and thick. The inner layer is made of a very dense wool. The outer shell is dense, straight, narrow, and can be short or medium. Acceptable colors are wheat yellow, brown-yellow, pale red, and black with two markings.

They can also have white spots on the chest, nose, throat, neck, buttocks, legs, and tip of the tail.

These dogs are very curious. They are playful and emotional but are reserved when they meet strangers or in strange situations. They also tend to be aggressive towards other dogs.

Due to their uneasy temperament with strangers, they are usually excellent guardians, but it is very important to communicate with them from puppies to prevent them from being aggressive.

They can be properly socialized and can tolerate strangers, other dogs, and even other animals well, but they will never be very social dogs like Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers and Austrian Pinchers are usually very strong barking.

Austrian Pinscher traits

Hair care usually does not cause much trouble, it is enough to brush the dog twice a week and bathe only when it is dirty.

The Austrian Pinscher needs a lot of exercise (although you have to be careful about jumping due to its tendency to develop hip dysplasia). For the same reason, and due to its tendency to bark, it does not adapt well to life in apartments or densely populated cities.

 You need a large garden where you can play sports or, better yet, live in a country estate where you can enjoy more freedom.

Likewise, after every outing, it is advisable to have a superficial examination of your pet to see if any kind of parasites such as ticks have bitten or picked up their hair.

As with all pets, it is essential to feed the Austrian Pinscher properly so that he does not suffer from certain diseases such as being overweight or high blood pressure due to poor nutrition.

Austrian Pincher dog training 

It is also important to get them involved in a dog training program from an early age so that they learn self-control. Dog obedience training. Various methods can be used with this breed, but the most effective methods are those that follow positive training, such as percussion device training.

Austrian Pincher dog health 

This breed originated as a working breed, so it must be tough and bold. Although they are currently one of the relatively healthy breeds, they are prone to hip dysplasia and heart disease, as well as conditions such as cataracts.

It is also essential to check the ears of the Austrian Pincher regularly to check and prevent infection or fungi due to the moisture that builds up there, as well as to maintain a schedule of relevant vaccinations for each dog.


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