Country/Date of Origin: Germany/1800s
The smooth haired Pinscher has been mentioned in the German stud book since 1880. He has the same ancestors as the Schnauzer, which was also called the rough coated Pinscher. The two dogs differed in their color and coat type.
In Germany, the Pinscher is a watch and companion dog. Very active and alert, the German Pinscher has clean, muscular lines that give it the look of barely restrained power.
The standard size has never achieved the international popularity of the other two Pinschers.
FCI Group: 2 (Working)