|FCI Standard No. 64
Males: 44–50 cm.
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The Austrian Pinscher comes from the old Austrian Landpinscher, who was still widespread in the second half of the 19th century as a frugal, versatile farm dog. In 1921 a planned pure breeding was started. Against the German Pinscher, it appears broader, more robust and more primitive. Emil Hauck got to know the dog type on his travels at the beginning of the 20th century and campaigned for recognition as a breed by ÖKV and FCI . On October 16, 1928, this breed was recognized by the ÖKV as an Austrian short-haired pinscher . In 2000 the breed name was changed to Austrian Pinscher .
According to the breed association, however, the number of dogs fell so far in the 1970s that only one stud dog remained, Diocles von Angern . From this the breed was obtained using Landpinschers. Landpinschers are still used in breeding. Landpinschers are dogs that correspond to the Austrian Pinscher in terms of phenotype and are relatively stable in terms of breeding , without being specifically bred as pedigree dogs in the sense of modern dog breeding - see Landrace .
The Austrian Pinscher is 42 to 50 cm tall. The fur is usually short-haired and lies smoothly on the body, but long-haired dogs are also found. The color palette ranges from light yellow to fawn to black and tan. There are also black and piebald representatives. White markings on the head, chest, stomach and feet are allowed. The ears come either as bat ears, floppy ears, kink ears or falling ears. The uncut tail curls upwards.
He is lively, agile, alert, undemanding, courageous, tireless, loyal.
The coat needs little maintenance. Regular brushing, especially during the change of coat, is sufficient.
This breed is inherently a dog for the countryside and farms. If there is enough exercise, it can also be kept in the city. Long walks or hikes are just the thing. The Austrian Pinscher is also suitable for mass sports , agility , both as an assistance dog and therapy dog .