The Austrian Pinscher (Österreichischer Pinscher, FCI No. 64) is a medium-sized breed of pinscher-type dog from Austria, where dogs of the type were originally farm dogs, keeping barns free of rats and acting as home guards, livestock guardians, and drovers. The name originally given to the breed in 1928 was the Österreichischer Kurzhaarpinscher (Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher) to differentiate it from similarly named breeds, but today in its country of origin the breed is officially called the Österreichischer Pinscher, or Austrian Pinscher in English.
Also known as
This breed is also called Austrian Pinscher, Austrian Short Haired Pinscher, Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher, Osterreichischen Kurzhaanigen Pinscher, Osterreichischer Kurzhaariger Pinscher, Osterreichischer Kurzhaarpinscher, Österreichischen Kurzhaanigen Pinscher, Österreichischer Kurzhaarpinscher as well as Österreichischer Pinscher.
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