Is a German Pincher the same as a Doberman Pinsher?

Asked by Member 977065 on Mar 25th 2010 in German Pinscher
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The German Pincher is a much older breed than the Doberman Pincher. They are a medium sized, robust breed suited for agility and obedience work, and prefer an active lifestyle. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club sometime around 2002, I believe. They come in several being the most popular, others include black and red, blue and red and fawn.

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Yes many of the german dog breeds had that suffix to them like the German Boxer. Now it is just a boxer here.
It is also spelled with 2 n's in some countries.

Good that the german shepherd stayed the same, :)

Dieta answered on 3/25/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


No, German Pinschers and Doberman Pinschers are two separate breeds. The GP was used in the development of the Doberman though.

Member 816429 answered on 3/25/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


No, a German Pinscher is not a Doberman Pinscher. There is also a Miniature Pinscher.

The German Pinscher is smaller than a Doberman.


Doberman's weigh 60-90 pounds and their height is 25.5 - 27 inches.

German Pinscher weight is 25-25 pounds and their height is 17-19 inches.

Miniature Pinscher:

Miniature Pinscher's weight is 10-12 pounds and height is 10-12 inches.

Yes, they do look all alike, but their NOT the same breed.

Howard answered on 3/26/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer