Doberman pinscher

noun Do·ber·man pin·scher \ ˌdō-bər-mən-ˈpin-chər \

Definition of Doberman pinscher

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

Origin and Etymology of doberman pinscher

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


miniature pinscher

noun miniature pin·scher \ -ˈpin(t)-shər \

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

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First Known Use of miniature pinscher

1929


DOBERMAN PINSCHER Defined for English Language Learners

Doberman pinscher

noun

Definition of Doberman pinscher for English Language Learners

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


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