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Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher

Size: Medium

Weight: 26 - 40 lbs.

Height: 14" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Austria

Also Known As: Osterreichischer Kurzhaariger Pinscher

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

Exercise Needs

The Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher will need daily vigorous exercise. This breed enjoys space to run and play.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher.


The Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher is fearless, loyal and eager-to-please.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children, these dogs are happiest when with their families.


Closely related to the Standard Pinscher, this dog was raised to be a good farm dog. This breed is quite rare outside of Austria.