The German Pinscher is a brave, determined, and easily trained breed. They are athletic dogs that have plenty of stamina. This breed has a tendency to become stubborn if not lead by a strong, sure-footed owner. They are not typically good with children and can become outright aggressive with them if not handled well. They are also aggressive with other dogs and are known for being cat chasers. They are a very protective breed, which makes them a great guard dog, but need to be taught not to become overly so, otherwise they may think that they are in charge.
The German Pinscher can be seen in a solid hue, from light fawn to a darker, almost reddish, brown. Occasionally they can be a stag red, which is a mix of red and black hairs. Also, they can have the same bi-color pattern as their larger cousin, the Doberman, with a blue or black coat with tan markings.