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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


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


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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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 – a do ANYTHING breed


Our versatile German Pinschers are successful in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, barn hunt, Fast CAT and CAT (lure coursing) scentwork, nosework, tracking, dock diving, weight pull, herding, farm dog and trick dog competitions.  They are Canine Good Citizens, AKC STAR puppy certificate earners, Therapy dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Service Dogs, and companions. 

Using the drop down menu on this page. please browse through our news and awards pages, to see all our breed’s great accomplishments.The German Pinscher is a versatile dog who can excel in any venue.



AKC Mission Statement

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.