GERMAN PINSCHERS - UK and AROUND THE WORLD
 
                 
 

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.

EXHIBITION.....

Things are looking up for the Pinscher in the UK!

Despite a promising start from imports in the 80's, prior to 2010 there had been no UK litters for nearly 3 years and the population of the breed had fallen into grave decline for a variety of reasons. However, due to our imports from Finland, Germany and the USA in 2009, and those of colleagues who we introduced to the breed who are now becoming breeders, litters from those dogs means Pinschers are on the increase and.

At one time there were 40 Pinschers shown regularly (breed popularity indicator), but Crufts 2009 had just 9 entries, including one from Holland. Things improved at Crufts 2010 with a good entry of 21; bolstered by Dutch exhibitors. In 2011 there were 18 entries and in 2012 there were 22 Pinschers. I am proud to have helped the breed back onto it's feet in the UK and to encourage other people into owning and occasionally breeding the GP.

For a full list of shows where Pinscher classes are scheduled, visit the UK GPGB 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 shows 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, the World show in Denmark had 41 entries, World Show Paris 2011 had 48, World Show Austria had 54 entries.

Germany as the homeland of the breed fares well with some strong kennels fielding good entries at shows.

 
                 
The USA is strong for numbers of Pinschers with an estimated 500 Pinschers and some dedicated competitors. On January 1st 2001 The AKC registered 139 Pinschers on the Miscellaneous list (with around 150 breeds) and the breed became eligible to compete in the Working Group.
It was this image of Clefells Jaguar (right) in the US, owned by the Krukar's of Dabney kennels fame, which led me to find Ceriinan Pandora with many similar dogs in the pedigree. Karen's Legacy's Wishful Thinking via Aritaur (US Imp) is a grand-daughter of Jagger from his son Dabney's Sweet William to the Swedish female Lilla Eneby's Onskad.

The Winners show in Amsterdam last year - 2009, had an excellent entry of 40 Pinschers. Entries at the Pinscher speciality show two days prior to the World Show in Denmark 2009 were 41 and the World Show at Salzburg had an entry of 54.

In the UK there are no CC's (Challenge Certificates) to enable dogs to become a Champion in the UK. In 2009 the average Championship show entry when classes are scheduled is around 6 or 7 dogs but our average is now 14 Pinschers, sometimes as high as 21.

Pinschers are in the Working Group and can also be shown in AVNSC (Any Variety Not Separately Classified) and/or Rare Breeds classes. The average entry when classes are scheduled is around 5 or 6 dogs. German Pinschers are in the Working Group and can also be shown in AVNSC (Any Variety Not Separately Classified) and/or Rare Breeds classes.

 
Int, Multi, AKC Ch Clefell's Jaguar
       
           
Please see our Facebook page for the German Pinscher Club of GB for up to date show information where you can meet and discuss the breed with GP owners.
 
 
LINKS TO OTHER GERMAN PINSCHER KENNELS
           

GERMAN PINSCHER CLUB GB

AUSTRALIA - RAVENRED

CANADA -ANGELSUN

FINLAND - CERIINAN

FINLAND - CLEFELLS

FINLAND - DOGIWOGIN

GERMANY - DUFFYCO'S

HOLLAND - EMENEMS

NORWAY - RATTENJAGER

SWEDEN - LILLA ENEBY's

SWEDEN - HICKSON'S

SWEDEN - NOTICEABLE

SWEDEN - RIVENDELLS

SWEDEN - XITAMIZ

USA - DABNEY'S

USA - LEGACY'S

USA - OAKWOODS

 

When I was researching the breed I found good information hard to come by even in this day of unlimited web access. I hope to add the names of respected breeders and kennels to the following alphabetical list to enable fanciers of the breed to more easily find good information.

I established an international Facebook page German Pinscher Exhibitors & Breeders which now has nearly 1,000 members and exchanges information worldwide and our new Club site keeps us all informed with regular news and updates www.germanpinscherclubgb.co.uk

         
 
Small Pinscher, big field = deep hole! Actually it's not all her own work - Riva Dobe started it and Dora thought she might be onto something.
   
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All text and images Copyright Aritaur Dobermanns.