Breed Organization Federation Cynologique International (FCI) Website: http://www.fci.be/?lang=en Native Country Austria Other Names Kurzhaariger Pinscher, Osterreichischer Life Expectancy Approximately 12-14 Years Litter Size No litter information available. Breed Group Pinschers
Breed Appearance Like other farm dogs raised for work rather than for pets or show, the appearance can vary a great deal, although
there is a definite breed standard. In general, the Austrian Pinscher is a normally proportioned strong and sturdy. The breed has button
ears and a head described as being shaped like a pear. The double coat is short to medium long, in a variety of yellow, red or black and
tan colors, usually with white markings on the face, chest, feet and tip of the tail. The long tail is held high, and dogs of this breed
should look lively and alert. They are heavier, more rugged and rectangular in appearance than the German Pinscher.
Breed Description Head: Pear-shaped. Broad skull. Pronounced stop.
Strong, short muzzle. Large nose. Lips smooth, lying close to jaws. Ears: Rose or v-shaped. Held erect or semi-erect. Eyes: Large. Dark color. Body: Thickset. Powerful neck. Long, deep, barrel
chest. Long, broad loin. Short, broad back and loin. Broad chest. Tail: Set high. Typically carried curved over the
back. May be docked. Hair: Short, flat, straight, with undercoat. Coat: Most common are yellow, golden brown, fawn,
reddish-brown, black, black and tan, brindle, almost always with
large white markings on the throat, forechest, legs and head
(flare). Size: 35 to 40 cm. 14-19.7 in). Weight: 12 to 18 kg (26.5-40 lb).
History The origins of this breed are not known. It is closely related to
the Standard Pinscher, but the Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher was
raised to be a good farm dog rather than a pet. This breed is rare
outside of its native Austria.
Behavior This spirited, hardy, active animal makes a remarkable guard dog. He
is cheerful, kind and very open to training. His terrier instinct
drives him to chase rabbits and foxes.
Health The Austrian Pinscher can suffer from HD and they do have a heart condition that is hereditary.
Advice This breed needs space and plenty of exercise. Weekly brushing is