So you think you want a German Pinscher?
Maybe you’ve only seen pictures. Its a relatively rare breed and breeders are not typically around the corner, maybe not even within a few hundred miles of where you live. How do you do your research? How do you find a reputable breeder?
How long will you wait for a puppy? What about temperament? Health? Coat Color? So many questions!
First do your research. Review this and other websites and familiarized yourself with the characteristics of the breed. Do you think this is the right breed for you? Are you prepared for the energy level and training commitment both financially and with your schedule?
Next you may want to contact breeders. If you can travel to meet some dogs and their breeders and owners at a conformation or performance event to meet dogs in action, you may learn more about the breed from an in person visit. Call breeders.
Write a list of questions and interview breeders. Be prepared to be asked questions by breeders. When you find a breeder whom you want to work with, get on their wait list. The wait for a puppy oftentimes depends on how you choose to limit your preferences. Male or female or either gender?
Does coat color matter? Red is the genetically dominant color. Only when both parents are black and tan can you expect an entire litter of black and tan puppies. If one parent is red, but carries the black and tan gene, and the other parent black and tan, the probability of black and tan averages 25% although some litters have more and some have less than average. Blues and fawns are quite rare, but these dilute colors do occasionally occur, when both parents carry the dilute gene.
Are you interested in an older dog? We occasionally get dogs in rescue, so visit our rescue pages or ask breeders about adults needing rehoming if you would prefer an adult to a puppy. Use the dropdown menu on this page to research our rescues.