miniature pinscher

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to Ziegler’s report, the dog, a miniature pinscher named Harley, was an emotional service animal that Bob Flor Jr. had owned for eight years. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2022 Then a magazine marketing executive named William McCaffrey bought the house across from them in 2020, and moved in with Maxwell, his miniature pinscher. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2021 Murphy, who is part miniature pinscher, part German shepherd, was about 2 years old when Little Dog Rescue of North Texas found him in Weatherford this spring. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2021 So Papi, a 15-month-old chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix, was sent to the Imperial County Animal Control shelter on a 30-day hold to allow his owner time to reclaim him after her detention. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2021 Sturdivant also loved animals and his dogs: Lexi, a miniature pinscher and Socks, a pit bull. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2021 Danielson spoiled his two dogs — a Chihuahua named Pancake and a miniature pinscher named Journey — and even took them with him on moving jobs, the former girlfriend said. Bryan Denson, ProPublica, 5 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miniature pinscher was in 1929

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“Miniature pinscher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniature%20pinscher. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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