Use: Guard- and companion dog
Classification FCI: Group 2 (Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossian, Swiss Cattle m fl)
Section 1.1 (Pinscher)
Without Working Trial
History: The Austrian Pinscher comes from the old Austrian “Landpinscher” that even in the latter half of the 19th century was widely used as a hardy and versatile farm dog. A planned purebreds of the breed was started in 1921. And October 16, 1928 it was acknowledged by the Austrian Kennel Club as Österreichischer Kurzhaariger Pinscher. Teh breed name was in 2000 changed to Österreichischer Pinscher.
General appearance: Compact, strongly built, medium size dog with a cheerful and alert expression;
Proportions: The relation between height and length of body is as 9 to 10.
The ratio between muzzle and skull is as 4 to 6.
Temper: Stable being, lively, alert, playful, very affectionate and friendly to familiar people. Towards strangers, it’s a suspicious and incorruptible watchdog. It’s hunting instinct is only slightly developed.
Head: Pear-shaped, harmonious fit body
Cranial zone: Broad and rounded with distinct groove and furrow in the forehead.
Skull: Distinctly marked zygomatic arches and the powerful chewing muscles.
Muzzle: Strong, straight
Lips: Tight and close fitting, pigmented
Teeth: Strong, complete scissor bite
Eyes: Large eyeballs with round eye-opening. Fitting lids with dark pigment
Ears: Button ear (drop ears), small, set on high
Neck: Medium length, strong
Withers: Clearly defined
Back: Short, broad, straight, tight
Loins: Short and wide
Croup: Long and wide
Chest: Deep, long and wide, barrel vaulted with good chest. Chest muscles are strong and tight.
Underline: Slightly tucked up
Tail: Set high, strong and of medium length. Close hairy.
Limbs: With strong bone building
Forequarters: Well muscled, straight front legs, broad front
Shoulders: Long and sloping shoulder blade
Upper arm: Oblique
Forearm: Medium length, straight
Carpal joint: Strong
Pastern: Short, moderately sloping
Hindquarters: Well angulated
Thigh: Moderately long
Feet: Well-knit with strong nails
Movement: Ground covering, fluid and harmonic movement
Hair: Dense double coat. The outer coat is short to medium length, dense, smooth and close fitting. The undercoat is dense and short. There is light “pants” on the buttocks.
Color: golden russet (semmelgelb), brownish yellow, stag, black with tan markings. White markings: Chest Plate, on muzzle, neck and throat, neck, feet and tail tip. Lack of white markings is not a fault.
Males 44-50 cm
Bitches 42-50 cm
Any difference from the foregoing points should be considered a fault which, when judging, must be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on the dog’s health and welfare.
- Aggressive or shy dogs
- Any dog showing physical or mental abnormalities shall be disqualified.
- Undershot or overshot
Note: Male animals should have two normal testicles in the scrotum.
Only functional and clinically healthy dogs with breed typical character should be used for breeding.
Danish Kennel Club’s remark:
Factors that affect a dog’s health negatively, it is a serious mistake
The standard published by the FCI 5 MAJ 2003
The translation approved by the DKK Standard Committee