Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher


The German Pinscheris a medium-sized breed of dog, a Pinscher type that originated in Germany. The breed is included in the origins of the Dobermann, the Rottweiler, the Miniature Pinscher, the Affenpinscher, the Standard Schnauzer. The breed is rising in numbers in the U.S., mainly due to their full acceptance to AKC in 2003. In Australia, the breed is established with a rise in popularity becoming evident.


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Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Swiss Shorthaired Pinscherwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher Photos

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