Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Austrian Pinscher

(Österreichischer Pinscher)

Austrian Pinscher


ORIGIN

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FCI
Austria.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
25.03.2003.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Watch- and companion dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 2Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid
Section 1.1Pinscher and Schnauzer type, Pinscher
Without working trial

UKC
Terrier

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Elke Peper.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Austrian Pinscher descends from the ancient Austrian country pinschers that were widespread still in the second half of the 19th century, being modest, versatile farm dogs. In 1921 the systematic pure breeding of this breed began. On Oct. 16th, 1928, the breed was recognized by the Austrian Kennel Club (Österreichischer Kynologenverband) as Österreichischer kurzhaariger Pinscher: (Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher). In the year 2000 the breed was renamed Österreichischer Pinscher: (Austrian Pinscher).
UKC
The Austrian Pinscher descends from the ancient Austrian country pinschers that were still widespread in the second half of the 19th century and used as versatile farm dogs. Pure breeding of this breed began in 1921. The Austrian Pinscher was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Stocky dog of medium size with lively and bright expression.
UKC
A stocky, short coated dog of medium size, with a bright expression.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 9 to 10.
The ratio of length of muzzle to length of skull is 4 to 6.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Assertive, lively, alert, playful and especially devoted and friendly dealing with people familiar to him. Towards strangers he is suspicious and an incorruptible guard. His hunting instinct is only slightly developed.
UKC
Assertive, lively and alert, the breed is devoted to people it is familiar with and suspicious of strangers, making it a useful guard dog.

HEAD

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FCI
Pear-shaped; in harmonious proportion to the body.
UKC
The head is pear shaped.

CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
Broad and rounded with pronounced frontal furrow and groove.

Skull

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FCI
Distinctly developed zygomatic arches, strong masticatory muscles.
UKC
The skull is broad and rounded, with a pronounced frontal furrow and groove. The zygomatic arches are distinctly developed, and the stop is well marked.

Stop

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FCI
Well marked.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.
UKC
The nose is black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong, nasal bridge straight.
UKC
The muzzle is slightly shorter than the skull, strong, with a straight nasal bridge. The lips are tight and smooth, with dark pigmentation.

Lips

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FCI
Tight, smooth, well fitting, with dark pigmentation.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong, complete scissor bite.
UKC
The Austrian Pinscher has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Large eyeball in round palpebral aperture, eyerims close-fitting with dark pigmentation.
UKC
Large and round, with close fitting, dark rims.

Ears

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FCI
Button ear (folded ear), small, set on high.
UKC
Button ears are small and high set.

NECK

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FCI
Strong, of medium length.
UKC
Medium length, and strong.

BODY

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UKC
In proportion, the body is slightly longer than tall. The chest is long, deep, broad and barrel shaped, with a well developed forechest. The withers are well defined, and the back is short, broad and straight. The loin is short and broad, and the croup is long and broad. The belly is slightly tucked up.

Withers

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FCI
Well defined.

Back

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FCI
Short, broad, straight, tight.

Loin

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FCI
Short and broad.

Croup

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FCI
Long and broad.

Chest

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FCI
Long, deep, broad, barrel-shaped; well developed forechest. The muscles of the chest are strong and tight.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
High set, strong, of medium length and densely covered with hair.
UKC
Medium length, high set, strong, and densely covered with hair.

LIMBS

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FCI
Strong bone.

FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Well muscled, straight legs, broad front.
UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are long and well laid back.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade long, well laid-back.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Obliquely set.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and well muscled, with strong bone and slightly sloping pasterns.

Forearm

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FCI
Of medium length, straight.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Strong.

Pastern

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FCI
Short, moderately sloping.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are close knit, with strong nails.

Forefeet

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FCI
Close-knit with strong nails.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well angulated.
UKC
The hindquarters are well angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Broad.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thighs are broad. The hocks are strong, and the rear pasterns are short.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Of medium length.

Hock joint

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FCI
Strong.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Short.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Flowing and harmonious movement covering a lot of ground.
UKC
Flowing, harmonious, and ground covering.

SKIN

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FCI
Tight fitting.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Thick double coat. The outer coat is short to medium-long, thick, smooth and close-lying. The undercoat is thick and short, buttocks slightly trousered.
UKC
The coat is thick and double. The outer coat is short to medium-long, thick and close lying. The undercoat is thick and short. The buttocks are slightly furnished with trousers.

COLOUR

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FCI
Russet gold (semmelgelb), brownish yellow, stag-red, black with tan-coloured markings. White markings chest patch, muzzle, neck, throat, nape, feet and tip of tail. Lack of white markings is not a fault.
UKC
Russet gold, brownish yellow, stag red, or black. with tan markings. White markings are allowed on the chest, muzzle, neck, throat, nape, feet and tip of tail. Lack of white markings is not a fault.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
42 – 50 cm. (Males 44 – 50 cm), (Bitches 42 – 48 cm).
UKC
Height at the withers is 16.5 to 19.5 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Undershot, overshot.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot or overshot bite.
Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.