Pinchers and Schnauzers, Molosses, Mountains and Swiss Cattle Dogs
German Pincher is one of the most famous and ancient dogs from Germany. It is still unknown who was the progenitor of this breed, but most likely the German Pincher came from wild swamp dogs. Pincher, along with Schnauzer, was an assistant to a person: his duties included fishing rats, and guarding the house, and even escorting diligenes. These small dogs were especially appreciated for their endurance and energy. It is known that until 1879 the Pincers and Schnauzers were considered one breed and that the difference between them was only in the length of the wool. However, in 1884, Pincher was recognized as a separate breed with the approved standard.
Interestingly, Pincher is a progenitor of such breeds as the Tsvergpincher and Doberman. They say that Friedrich Doberman was so delighted with this breed that he wanted to create the same dog, but larger. So a few years later Doberman-Pincher appeared.
German Pincher is pure energy. The indefatigable dog is ideal for active people, it certainly will not let you get bored. Hard and active, he will be happy to make a company to his master on a run. And it does not matter how much you need to run: five or ten kilometers. Most likely, a person will get tired much faster.
Pincher loves to dominate, so he needs good education. It is important to find an approach to this dog: too soft or strict rules can only harm and spoil the character of the pet. If the owner did not have the experience of caring for a dog before, it is advisable to contact a professional dog handler.
The German Pincher is smart and emotional, he feels the owner well. If the owner is sad, the dog will no doubt try to console him.
Pets of this breed are excellent guards, they are distrustful of strangers. I must say that the Pincher is not the best breed for young children. During the game, the pet can accidentally harm the baby. But with schoolage children, the German Pinher will probably make friends. Walk, run in the yard and play his favorite classes.
The German Pincher gets along with animals easily if they recognize his leadership. The only problem can arise with decorative rodents, since dogs of this breed are too well developed by hunting instinct.
Short wool of Pincher does not require careful care. Bathing a dog is worth. And during the molting period, the pet should be combed with a massage mittens to remove the dropped hairs.
Conditions of detention
The German Pincher is a very active dog, so he needs long walks in the fresh air, preferably with an abundance of games and physical activity. Otherwise, the dog’s energy will be aimed at games in the house, which will result in torn wallpapers and furniture.
The German Pincher does not have a undercoat, which means that the dog can freeze in cold weather. It is advisable to purchase a jumpsuit for walking for the winter and autumn for walking.