miniature pinscher

noun
miniature pin·​scher | \ -ˈpin(t)-shər How to pronounce miniature pinscher (audio) \

Definition of miniature pinscher

: any of a breed of toy dogs that suggest a small Doberman pinscher and are 10 to 12¹/₂ inches (25 to 32 centimeters) in height at the withers

Examples of miniature pinscher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Odds are that Larry O’Brien — the miniature pinscher who accompanies the team owner on RingCentral calls with employees — will be sitting in Lacob’s lap. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors hoping canine Larry O’Brien brings them draft lottery luck," 19 Aug. 2020 Midway through his drive home from the airport, Lacob called the woman in charge of placing the animals with families and told her to hold onto a young miniature pinscher who reminded him of his childhood dog. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors hoping canine Larry O’Brien brings them draft lottery luck," 19 Aug. 2020 Animals at large: Dalebrook Avenue Two pit bulls escaped from their back yard and attacked two miniature pinschers at about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 2 on Dalebrook. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Pit bulls attack miniature pinschers: Brook Park Police Blotter," 14 Feb. 2020 There’s 2-year-old Alegra, a gray pit bull with lots of love to give, and 2-year-old Scooter, a gentle black miniature pinscher who enjoys cuddles and giving kisses, according to the animal’s bios. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, "California could become ‘no-kill’ animal state under Gavin Newsom’s budget plan," 27 Jan. 2020 In April, a 5-year-old miniature pinscher named Rocky, adopted by Colleen Burke and her family, was snatched from his Farmington Hills backyard, dragged through a creek and found with fatal neck injuries in a neighbor's yard. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Small dogs no match for coyotes in metro Detroit, attacks on the rise," 4 June 2018 After receiving an anonymous call about the possible neglect of two dogs, animal services observed a miniature pinscher mix in the back yard rolling on the ground. Washington Post, "Montgomery County Animal Watch," 13 Sep. 2017 Five months ago, Keri Levy and her family had to make the difficult decision to euthanize their dog Ceasar, a beloved 15-year-old miniature pinscher, because of a chronic health condition called Cushing's disease, reports People. Courtney Campbell, Country Living, "This Family Thought They Euthanized Their Dog, Only to Discover He Was Still Alive Five Months Later," 23 Oct. 2017 Some groups focus on rescuing specific breeds — like miniature pinschers, pit bulls or greyhounds – while still others may take in animals of a specific size, age or health condition. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Schwarzenegger daughter puts heart into book about adopting dog," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of miniature pinscher

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Miniature pinscher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniature%20pinscher. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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