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Written Standard of the
German Pinscher in NSW

General Appearance -Well balanced, smooth coated, medium size with elegant and flowing outlines but strong and well muscled.

Characteristics -Alert, good natured, playful, loyal, watchful and fearless.

Temperament -High spirited and self-possessed.

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Head and Skull -Seen from above and side resembles a blunt wedge. Strong but not heavy, elongated without pronounced occiput. Overall length in proportion to back (from withers to base of tail) is approximately 1;2. Top of muzzel parallel with extended line of unwrinked flat forehead; slight but distinct stop. Cheek muscles strong but not prominent. Deep muzzle. Nose full and black; in reds nose of corresponding shade. Lips tight and dark. Snipiness undesirable.


Eyes -Dark, of medium size, oval and directed forward. Eye rims tight.

Ears -Set high, V shaped, folded down close to head.


Mouth -Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, ie. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck -Elegant and strong. Neither short nor stout. Nape well arched. Skin of throat tight without dewlap.

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Forequarters -Well laid shoulder with good but flat muscle. Forelegs straight viewed from all sides, parallel elbows are close to body.

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Body -Chest moderately wide with flat ribs. Brisket extends below elbow. Forechest extends beyond point of shoulder. Compact and short coupled. Length of body approximately equal to height at withers. Back short and slightly sloping. Slightly rounded croup.

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Hindquarters -Seen from behind parallel, with sufficient width. Upper thigh slanted and strongly muscled. Good length and bend of stifle, hocks turning neither in nor out.


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Feet -Well arched, compact and cat-like with dark nails. Turning neither in nor out. Tough, hard pads.

Tail -Set and carried high. Customarily docked to 3 joints.

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Gait/Movement -Free, well balanced and vigorous with good reach in front and strong rotary driving action from rear. Front and hind legs should not be thrown outwards. Topline should remain strong and firm. Hackney movement undesireable.



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Coat -Short and dense, smoothly fitting, glossy without bald spots.

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Colour -All solid colours from fawn (Isabella)


to stag red in various shades.


Black and blue with reddish/tan markings.
Black with Red Markings
Blue with Tan Markings


In bi-coloured dogs sharply marked red/tan markings desirable. Markings distributed as follows: at cheeks, lips, lower jaw, above eyes, at throat, at forechest as two separated from each other, at metatarsus, forelegs, feet, inner side of hind legs and vent region.
Multi-colored litter of pups:
Black/Red, Blue/Tan, Fawn
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Size -Height at withers 43-48cms (17-19ins).

Faults -Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Note -Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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PINSCHER -- 24 June 1987 FCI German Pinscher Standard - Translation in English

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