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CONSIDER JOINING THE GPCA

We invite you to join The German Pinscher Club of America. Please use the following links to print out the official GPCA application and review the code of ethics.

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Club Information

AKC NATIONAL PARENT CLUB

The German Pinscher Club of America, Inc. is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National German Pinscher Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC.

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AKC Standard

GENERAL APPEARANCE

The German Pinscher is a medium size, short coated dog, elegant in appearance with a strong square build and moderate body structure, muscular and powerful for endurance and agility. Energetic, watchful, alert, agile, fearless, determined, intelligent and loyal.

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Health

MISSION AND GOALS

Our mission is to provide reliable current information on health related issues that may affect German Pinschers. Our goals are to encourage participation in and support research to improve the health of future generations.

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The German Pinscher

An ancient breed of great intelligence and high energy. They are medium sized and robust with a strong prey drive. Alert and intelligent, they are outstanding performance dogs as well as companions with an instinctive drive to protect home and family. Because of their strong will, intelligence and independent nature, obedience training is a MUST! Red, Black and Tan, Blue and Tan and Fawn are acceptable colors. 
The German Pinscher originated in Germany and is included in the origins of the Doberman Pinscher, the Miniature Pinscher, Affenpinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer, and the Standard Schnauzer. The Wire Haired and Smooth Haired Pinschers, as the Standard Schnauzer and German Pinscher were originally called, were shown in dog books as early as 1884. The picture at the right is by Malers Vernets (a Frenchman) and drawn around 1780. These medium-sized dogs descended from early European herding and guardian breeds and were not related to the superficially similar terriers of Britain.
The German Pinscher is a medium size, short coated dog, elegant in appearance with a strong square build and moderate body structure, muscular and powerful for endurance and agility. Energetic, watchful, alert, agile, fearless, determined, intelligent and loyal, the German Pinscher has the prerequisites to be an excellent watchdog and companion. The German Pinscher is examined on the ground.