The Austrian ShorthairedPinscher has a pear shaped head. The powerful muzzle is relatively short. Thefeet have well-arched toes. The elbows are fairly close to the body. The chestis wide and well developed. It has a short, hard topcoat as well as undercoat.Coat colors come in red, black, brown, fawn, brindle, or black/tan, with limitedwhite markings common. The tail is docked or left curled over the back.
The AustrianShorthaired Pinscher was developed as a farm dog. Working farms, used to guardlivestock and guard the home. Without enough mental and physical exercise it will be high strung. This terrier is most content in the country where it canput his instinctive abilities to work. They love sports and will gladly join youin any you wish to involve it in. A fearless and attentive watch dog, barking atsuspicious sounds. His bark does not make him ideal for urban life. This breedmay not get along well with other dogs if you as the alpha human do not properly communicate to the dog that is unacceptable behavior. Socialize well. It takes its guarding duty seriously. This is not a breed for the meek or passive owner or an owner who does not understand canine instincts and the need to have an alpha leader. They need a firm, but calm, confident and consistent handler. Without one they will have the tendency to bite as they try their best to tell YOU what THEY would like you to do. With the proper leadership, a job to do and the right amount and type of exercise this breed will excel. If you do not have time to extensively work with and exercise your dog, or do not fully understand canine instincts and their need to have leadership, this is not the breed for you.
14-20 inches (36-51 cm.)
26-40 (12-18 kg.)
The Austrian Pinscher cansuffer from HD, and they do have a heart condition that it hereditary.
The best condition to have a AustrianPinscher would be a farm, however a large yard will due.
The Austrian Pinscher willget enough exercise if he is living on a farm, however, if you don't have a biggarden the dog needs to go on a long daily walk. This dog is up for long walks, bikerides, or what ever you want to do with him (Fly Ball, agility).
About 12-14 years
An occasional brushing will do.
The Austrian ShorthairedPinscher is heavier than its cousin the German Pinscher. This traditionalAustrialn farmer's dog was developed as a general "farm biter", usedto drive livestock and to guard the home. Paintings from the late 1700's show adog almost identical to today's breed.
FCI, APRI, ACR, DRA