German Pinschers first came to the UK in the 1980's and have for many years been on the Kennel Club's Rare Breeds Register.
Things are looking up for the Pinscher in the UK!
Until 2010 there had been no UK litters for nearly 3 years and it is estimated that there are probably only around 40-50 Pinschers in total in the UK. However, since the litter of pups born at the Inxs kennel and our two small litters (Int, Multi Ch Xerces v Camp Achensee x Legacy's Wisfhul Thinking to Aritaur US Imp - two pups, and Ceriinan Quiero to Aritaur Fin Imp x Duffyco's Va Bene via Aritaur Ger Imp- two pups), I took our 'Dora' Ceriinan Pandora to Aritaur to Sweden to mate her to Int, Multi Ch Lilla Eneby's Fabulous Rocko and had a litter of 8 pups.
At one time there were 40 Pinschers shown regularly, but Crufts 2009 had just 9 entries, including one from Holland. Things improved at Crufts 2010 with a good entry of 21 - against bolstered by Dutch friends.
For a full list of where Pinscher classes are scheduled, visit the UK GP club show page.
Finland dominates Europe for the number of Pinschers with some very successful kennels enjoying the thriving show scene that is enjoyed in the country. Predominant numerically and in winning is the Ceriinan kennel of Anja Nikkonen.
Many of the Nordic countries have both long established and newly joined Pinscher breeders and owners. Amsterdam Winners show in Dec 2009 had 40 entries, and the World show held currently (26 June) in Denmark had 41 entries.
The homeland of the breed fares well with some strong kennels fielding good entries at shows.