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Pinscher is a type of dog developed originally as ratters on farms and for fighting or guarding, although today they are most often kept as pets.


Doberman Pinscher (Dobermann)


The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes the following pinscher breeds in Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs:[1]

In addition, the Harlequin Pinscher was earlier accepted by the FCI to the previously mentioned breed group, but it was officially removed away after its extinction.

There may be other related hunting dogs called pinscher that are not recognized breeds. In addition, individual breeders often attempt the creation of new breeds which they may call pinschers. One example of these is the Carlin Pinscher, which has been developed from crossing the Pug with the Miniature Pinscher, or other similar breeds. There are a nearly infinite number of sporting clubs, breed clubs, and internet-based breed registries and businesses in which dogs may be registered under whatever name the owner or seller wishes.[3]