The American Heritage Dictionary describes pinscher as being a German word, but from the English word pinch, referring to the ear cropping that was traditionally done to this dog type. The Online Etymological Dictionary traces usage of the word pinscher to 1926. Another suggested derivation is from the French word pincer, to grip.
- Dobermann (no. 143)
- German Pinscher (Deutscher Pinscher, no. 184)
- Miniature Pinscher (Zwergpinscher, no. 185)
- Affenpinscher (no. 186)
- Austrian Pinscher (Österreichischer Pinscher, no. 64)
- Danish Swedish Farmdog (Dansk-svensk gårdshund, no. 356)
In addition, the Harlequin Pinscher was earlier accepted by the FCI to the previously mentioned breed group, but it was officially removed away after its extinction.
There may be other related hunting dogs called pinscher that are not recognized breeds. In addition, individual breeders often attempt the creation of new breeds which they may call pinschers. One example of these is the Carlin Pinscher, which has been developed from crossing the Pug with Rottweiler. There are a nearly infinite number of sporting clubs, breed clubs, and internet-based breed registries and businesses in which dogs may be registered under whatever name the owner or seller wishes.
- Top Pinscher is a Hall of Fame to Champions ( FCI, AKC, AUS ) Pinscher around of the world.