Like most working dogs, when trained and handled properly, this mighty Molosser could make an amenable family companion, but the Donovan Pinscher is a very serious and driven breed and there aren't many specimens found as pets, if any at all. The Donovan Pinscher is an ideal candidate for competing in sports such as Schutzhund, Agility, French Ring, KNPV and so on, but this breed seems destined to become the next favourite "Super Dog" of Police Departments worldwide. Strong, muscular and athletic, the Donovan Pinscher is bred to a fairly consistent type and the future will surely bring proper standardization and possible recognition for the breed. Most working specimens have their ears and tails cropped.
The coat is short, dense and flat, commonly seen in shades of fawn, tan and brindle. Average height is around 24 inches.