Doberman pinscher

Do·​ber·​man pin·​scher | \ ˌdō-bər-mən-ˈpin-chər How to pronounce Doberman pinscher (audio) \

Definition of Doberman pinscher

: any of a breed of short-haired medium-sized dogs of German origin

called also Doberman

First Known Use of Doberman pinscher

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Doberman pinscher

German Dobermann-pinscher, from Friedrich Ludwig Dobermann †1894 German dog breeder + German Pinscher, a breed of hunting dog

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“Doberman pinscher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Doberman pinscher

: a type of tall, thin, muscular dog with short hair that is usually black and tan


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