Austrian Pinscher Dog Breed

Thinking of getting an Austrian Pinscher Dog and want to know if an Austrian Pinscher is suitable for your household?

Use the Austrian Pinscher information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Austrian Pinscher and more.

Austrian Pinscher Facts

  • Name: Austrian Pinscher
  • Other Names: Österreichischer Kurzhaarpinscher, Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher
  • Origin: Austria
  • Breed Group: Terrier
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Austrian Pinscher Dog Facts

Austrian Pinscher Information

The Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher has a pear-shaped head. The powerful muzzle is relatively short. The feet have well-arched toes. The elbows are fairly close to the body. The chest is wide and well developed. It has a short, hard topcoat as well as undercoat. Coat colors come in red, black, brown, fawn, brindle or black/tan, with limited white markings common. The tail is docked or left-curled over the back.

The breed is described as "a pleasant companion" for rural and suburban areas. The breed standard describes the ideal Austrian Pinscher's temperament and character as playful, not inclined to be a hunter, and being an "incorruptible guard". Assertive, lively and alert, the breed is devoted to people it is familiar with and suspicious of strangers, making it a useful guard dog.

What to do if you lose your Austrian Pinscher

If your Austrian Pinscher Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Phone the local vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Austrian Pinscher

If you find a Austrian Pinscher Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.