Blazers German Pinschers

Blazers has pedigreed, award winning German Pinscher dogs. Lots of photos and information on German Pinschers.

GPCA Champion Blazers Magnus
(a Rocky grandson)


Blazers is Dianna Jones; I have been breeding German Pinschers longer than anyone else in the U.S. and I am the only founding member of the German Pinscher Club of America that is still active with this breed. I am an elected member of the GPCA Board of Directors, was the editor of the GPCA's quarterly news magazine "The Pinscher Press" from 1992 - 2002 and was the registrar (keeper of the stud book and dog registry) from 1991 - 1996.

I purchased my first German Pinscher -- International, Mexican Champion Blazers Kaiser v Rockingham, P.C. -- in 1985. When I called on the ad in the Los Angeles Times for German Pinschers, I didn't know a thing about them and -- quite frankly -- neither did the breeder I bought Rocky from. When I asked her about the breed, she said "Oh, they are just like little Doberman's". At that time there were less than a dozen German Pinschers in the US and Canada.

German Pinschers are not little Doberman's

In actuality, German Pinschers are more like big ratters, than small Doberman's. They were originally bred to kill vermin in the barns, therefore they are very quick and oriented to sight and motion. They were also taken to market to guard the wagons and were selectively bred for their guarding instinct. They are shown in the Working/Guarding Group.

Now that German Pinschers are recognized by AKC

Please read this information very CAREFULLY:
  1. If the breeder you contact about German Pinscher puppy information tells you they are the FIRST breeder of GP's in the USA, or they have been breeding German Pinscher's longer than anyone else in the USA -- beware -- as they are not telling you the truth. If they are inclined to lie about that fact, do you REALLY want to consider purchasing a puppy from them?
  2. Insist on receiving a contract that guarantees the breeder will take back the dog you purchase from them -- for the life of the animal. (NOT refund money -- but take the dog back, if, for any reason you are unable to keep it, and are unable to find a suitable home for it).
  3. DO NOT purchase from a breeder that does not or will not microchip the puppy. Or, have in writing on the contract that you WILL microchip the puppy, and along with your information as owner, you will include the BREEDER, name and address.

Origin of the breed

The German Pinscher originated in Standard Schnauzer breedings several hundred years ago. There occurred in these litters both smooth-coated and wire-coated puppies. The smooth were bred to the smooth (resulting in German Pinschers) and the wire were bred to the wire (resulting in Standard Schnauzers). The German Pinscher was recognized in 1879 in Germany and the Pinscher Schnauzer Klub was founded in 1895 in Germany. If you import from Germany you will get a pedigree with Pinscher Schnauzer Klub on it. The breed club in America is the German Pinscher Club of America (GPCA), founded in 1985.

About the breed

German Pinschers are very people oriented, they would like to be with their people all of the time. They are physically and mentally very active. They are very good watchdogs (missing nothing), but not usually nuisance barkers. They are very alert and when mature can be quite protective. Because of their territorialness, they must be trained from an early age that you are the boss, not them (otherwise they may take over your house or at least your favorite chair).


German Pinschers do well in obedience training and we strongly recommend it as a means for bonding and control. If you don't want them in your face all the time (and believe me, you don't) you need to crate train them and set livable parameters. My dogs are trained to eat their meals and sleep overnight in their crates. We start crate training the puppies when they have their ears done at nine weeks of age. They look upon their crates as their comfortable place and should not be kept in their crates as punishment. If you and the dog learn to use the crate when you are unable to supervise the puppy, it will be in the crate with its favorite toy, not chewing on your furniture. It will certainly prefer to wait until it can go outside to go to the bathroom (they don't want to soil where they eat and sleep). German Pinschers need alot of exercise and also human companionship, so you don't want to keep them crated for long periods.


An extremely high percentage of the inquiries come from people who just love the way the dog looks and want to know about the temperament.

German Pinschers are actually basically ratter type dogs. Therefore, they do have a terrier type of temperament. They can be bull headed and stubborn, but they were also selectively bred to be territorial, so we show this breed in the Working/Guarding Group. One of the mistakes that so many people make is that, since they are in the "Working" group, they must really like to work for you. This is not necessarily the case with some working dogs. A number of the rare breed working group dogs were bred to work independent of any instruction from man. This generally can make this group of dogs more "free thinking" than others. Are German Pinschers trainable? Absolutely, but you need patience and a bit of craftiness on the owners part.

German Pinschers are extremely people oriented. They really want to be with you. They make excellent companion dogs (for real dog people), and they can be very protective. Not only of their family (good), but also of their own things (not good). You simply have to set fair parameters and be consistent.

Here is something you must be aware of: Assume that the German Pinscher loves its family, (understands that when the family is gone, it owns everything -- and when the family is home it owns nothing), it will protect its people. However, it will not differentiate between good old fun rough housing (with the kids screaming and flailing) and the person actually being in real trouble. It is likely to bite the offender either way. And German Pinschers don't spend alot of time trying to figure out whether to bite or not to bite. I think that the German Pinscher will pretty much go for the bite option every time. Now I'm not saying that the German Pinscher is quick to bite anyone, just that they are bred to protect.

I've had this breed longer than anyone else in the US -- going on 20 years -- and I've never had anyone bitten. But that is because I'm really aware of what is going on with my dogs and with anyone that is visiting. FOR EXAMPLE: When my grandson, Alexander, was six he frequently came to visit. When he wanted to go out in the front yard (which is fenced with wrought iron), we always put Rocky (my first German Pinscher) out to "watch over" him. Now understand, not play with, but watch. One day Alex's mother (my daughter Traci) was trying to get Alex to do (or not do -- doesn't matter) something. When she finally reached for Alex, to get him to look at her, she was made immediately aware of a low grumbling noise coming from the vicinity of Alex's feet. She looked down, and there sat Rocky on Alex's feet, watching over him. Traci said "You know mom, Rocky was telling me 'I sure hate that I'm going to have to bite you, but I will if you touch Alex' ". German Pinschers take their watching very seriously.

German Pinschers can never be trusted to stay in the yard, unless you have a dog tight fence. Remember they are instinctive "ratters". That means that they will chase anything that is moving quickly. I also raise Maine Coon cats and both the German Pinschers and the cats get along just fine in the house. One German Pinscher and his friend the cat would probably be OK in the yard. But if the cat runs, it certainly can be another story (with a not good ending for the cat). My cats are strictly indoor cats.

Blazers Kaiser v Rockingham

Rocky -- Multi Ch. Blazers Kaiser v Rockingham -- shown at 11 years with 3 month old poodle puppies.

Blazers Kaiser v Rockingham is a famous veteran dog in the United States. He was born August 6, 1985 and is GPCA registered dog number 11. Rocky is an International and Mexican Champion and has his Mexican P.C. (equivalent to a US Companion Dog - obedience title). Rocky is in German Pinscher pedigrees all over the U.S., also in Canada and Nicaragua. He was the first German Pinscher in the U.S. to be OFA'd; he is OFA Excellent. Rocky's eyes were certified clear at the age of nine years 2 months (he is CERF # GRP 5/94-110). Rocky had a very stoic personality; he got along with many breeds of dogs and spent most of his time hanging out in the house with my Maine Coon cats. Doing the thing that German Pinschers were bred for, killing vermin, Rocky died at the age of twelve, while killing a rattlesnake in the front yard.
Rocky's Pedigree

Blazers Intrepid

GPCA, WWKC, SKC and ARBA Champion Blazers Intrepid (a Rocky son) is the sire of Dual Champion Rollin Roc Fraulein SD Erika, GPCA Puppy of the Year 1994. His get include several group and best in show winners.

Blazers Lyra

Mexican, International Champion Blazers Lyra.

Lafite des Charmettes

SKC Int. Champion Lafite des Charmettes -- Pirate
Pirate's Pedigree

Pirate and Magnus enjoying January in Southern California.

Blazers Magnus (and the toy)

GPCA Ch. Blazers Magnus -- waiting for toy.
Magnus not waiting for toy.
Magnus returning toy.
Magnus's Pedigree

Blazers Mariah of Gorshirs

Magnus's litter sister, lives in Canada with her owners Gord & Shirley Bracey.

Blazers Tessa and Blazers Simone

Puppies - examples of what we produce

Blazers Ophelia, out of Multi-Champion Blazers Intrepid and Mexican, International Champion Blazers Lyra, at six weeks on the floor and at three months on the second tier of the 'cat tree'. (German Pinschers are very agile.)

Blazers Quincie, shown at 3 months old, out of SKC Int. Ch. Lafite des Charmettes and Mexican, International Champion Blazers Lyra.

For information on the German Pinscher Club of America

Please visit their web site at

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German Pinscher internet forum

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