A well bred German Pinscher will be a loving companion with an even temperament. German Pinschers are generally friendly dogs. They are highly intelligent, quick learners who do not enjoy repetition in training. A well bred German Pinscher can be trusted with small animals and children. German Pinschers are very energetic working dogs, in many cases requiring several hours of exercise a day. A large, securely fenced yard is highly recommended for anyone considering the breed as a pet.