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Austrian pinscher

Pinschers and Schnauzers are dog breeds that essentially differ in size and coat type. They are one of the house dogs . The largest pinscher is the Doberman, the smallest is the Affenpinscher.

Pinschers and Schnauzers together form a group according to the FCI and can be found in one section:

Origin and history

According to one theory, the pinscher is said to have been introduced to the continent from England in the early 19th century. In 1836, HG Reichenbach reported on the "smooth pinscher" who replaced the pug as a "nice dog breed" in Germany . According to the Austrian cynologist Emil Hauck , it was spread over the whole of Central Europe, especially in southern Germany and Austria, without being noticed in the past.

The name Pinscher belongs to the English verb to pinch ( to pinch, to pinch ). The English noun pincher (Kneiper, Quäler, Geizhals) does not denote a breed of dog, but is documented as a proper name for dogs. The term pinscher , which is adopted today in English and other languages, goes back to the German word.

"Pinscher" as a swear word

That's where the poet stops, that's where the little pinscher begins!
- Ludwig Erhard on July 9, 1965 about 25 German authors who had published a plea for a change of government.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Johann Martin Kreutzer: Textbook of popular Thierheilkunde. 1st volume, Augsburg 1836, p. 119.
  2. Augsburg flora. 20th year, Augsburg 1859, p. 32.
  3. Hans Räber : Encyclopedia of the pedigree dogs . tape 1 . Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 1993, ISBN 3-440-06555-3 , p. 472 .
  4. ^ Johann Christian August Heyse : General foreign dictionary. Part 2: K – Z. 5th edition. Hanover 1829, p. 565.
  5. ^ Nathan Bailey, JA Fahrenkrüger: Dictionary of the English Language. Part 1, 1822, p. 750.