German Pinscher’s have 28 baby or deciduous teeth and 42 adult teeth, see the tooth eruption chart below. All dogs are susceptible to periodontal and dental problems and German Pinschers are no exception.
A common abnormality in canine dentition is retention of deciduous (baby) teeth. This occurs when the permanent tooth bud does not grow immediately beneath the deciduous tooth, and therefore does not cause the roots of the deciduous tooth to be reabsorbed.( Retained Canines are the small, more pointed teeth immediately behind his permanent canines). If a retained tooth causes the permanent tooth to erupt in an abnormal position or causes other types of problems, it should be extracted.
Incisors 4 – 6 weeks 3 – 5 months
Canine 5 – 6 weeks 4 – 6 months
Premolars 6 weeks 4 – 5 months
Molars 5 – 7 months
Maxilla (upper) Mandible (lower)