Austrian Pinscher

Description Austrian Pinscher

Cheerful, Lively, Stubborn
Are you looking for a robust and original companion? Overbreeding is a red rag for you, and you want a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. You imagine a dog that loves you and is completely fixed on you? You can’t use a dog with a great hunting instinct? Then start looking for a breeder of the Austrian Pinscher.FCI Group: Pinscher – Schnauzer – Molosser – Swiss Mountain Dogs

  • Size: medium
  • Weight: 12-18kg
  • Life expectancy: 9-15 years
  • Coat type: short hair
  • Colours: Bread yellow, pale yellow, brown yellow, deer red, wild coloured, black

Character Austrian Pinscher

The Austrian Pinscher is a medium-sized dog with a shoulder height of up to 50 cm. Most representatives are short haired but also long haired are possible but rare. The physique of the Austrian Pinscher is stocky. It comes in bread yellow, pale yellow, brown-yellow, deer red, fawn, black and brown with brown and white markings. Something for every taste.

There were efforts to exclude the long stock haired representatives and those with tan markings from breeding. However, this project has not been implemented due to the small gene pool.
The Austrian Pinscher is a happy and lively dog ​​that is very attached to its master. He is well suited as a single dog. Although he usually doesn’t care about conspecifics, negative behavior is not uncommon.

The Austrian Pinscher gets along well with other pets. Provided he learns to accept other roommates in the formation phase. Rodents, however, are prey for him. They are mercilessly hunted down and even killed. Dwarf rabbits and the like should therefore not be brought near them as far as possible.

Living with children works well when the dog is treated with respect. The Austrian Pinscher can be very headstrong and stubborn. He needs consistent but loving guidance so that a balanced personality can develop. The Austrian Pinscher likes to bark persistently. Especially when strangers enter his territory.

It is the responsibility of the owner to prevent unwanted behavior from an early age. The dog’s social behavior develops best if you attend a puppy school during the imprinting phase. Here the four-legged friend not only learns how to deal with conspecifics, but also that other two-legged friends in his environment are “ok”.
The Austrian Pinscher is in good health. Not least because the breed has hardly been changed in terms of breeding.

In the past, you needed a robust dog that could guard the house and yard in all weathers. Nobody wanted a constantly ailing farm dog. The Pinscher has retained this robustness. Diseases typical of the breed are not known and the breed is mostly immune to eye and ear infections or bad teeth.

Diet Austrian Pinscher

Undemanding and frugal – this is how the four-legged friend can also be described when it comes to feeding. He eats everything and actually tolerates everything. Its digestive tract is just as robust as itself. In its original function as a farm dog, it had to be content with what e.g. B.

was left over for him after a slaughter.
Nowadays, of course, you have the opportunity to feed your furry friend a balanced diet. Lots of meat and, for a change, vegetables and rice are a good basis. As with all dogs, you should avoid feeding them kitchen waste and leftovers. The specialist trade has a wide range of high-quality ready-to-eat food.

Excessive addition of sugar should be avoided. No dog benefits from this.
From the middle of life, you also have to pay attention to the amount. The Austrian Pinscher is a good feed converter and tends to become overweight if fed excessively or incorrectly.


Little effort, great effect – the Austrian Pinscher is extremely easy to care for. Apart from the period of shedding, once a week brushing is sufficient to maintain the structure of the coat.
The rough fur needs no bath and no care products. With excessive treatments you would only damage the skin of the four-legged friend.
Of course you check your dog for ticks after the daily walk and, if necessary, treat him preventively against the annoying bloodsuckers.

It is best to get advice from a veterinarian.


The history of the Pinscher in Europe begins 4000 years ago. Skeleton finds from this period show a striking resemblance to modern-day pinschers.
The ancestors of the Austrian Pinscher are old Austrian Landpinschers. In the 19th century these were kept as frugal house and farm dogs. They guarded the homestead, helped herd the cattle and kept the stables free of rodents.

It was not until 1921 that the pure breeding of the Austrian short-haired Pinscher began. In 1928 the breed was officially recognized. Despite this, the breed remained very rare. In the 1970s the stock went so far that only ‘Diokles von Angern’ remained as the only breeding male. The Austrian Pinscher was on the verge of extinction.

Emil Hauck discovered the breed on his travels through Austria and decided to keep the tough four-legged friends. The breed was preserved through a targeted cross-breeding of land pinschers.
The breed is still very rare. Only about 500 registered specimens live distributed in Europe.

Austrian Pinscher Accessories

If you have a house and a garden, the ideal conditions for keeping an Austrian Pinscher are created. He wants to guard a property and is also in his element on a farm. Rats and mice in the stable and the feed room are a thing of the past. Soon not a single mole will be seen in the garden. The lawn is quickly riddled with holes.

The Austrian Pinscher really takes its job very seriously.
Long walks and boisterous games contribute to balance. Here you can access simple things such as B. use balls or dummies.
A simple brush will do for your short haired friend.

If you own the long-haired version, a coarse comb can help with small tangles. You should get a well-padded harness from a specialist retailer. It’s best to take your friend with you. You can try on the harnesses almost everywhere and your dog will learn a bit of social behavior right away.

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