Doberman pinscher

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Do·ber·man pin·scher

 (dō′bər-mən pĭn′shər)
A dog of a medium-sized to large breed developed in Germany as a guard dog, having a short coat that is usually black with rusty red markings. Often the ears are cropped, and the tail is docked.

[German Dobermann (after Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834-1894), German dog breeder) + German Pinscher, terrier (probably from English pinch, from the cropping of its ears and tail).]
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Doberman pinscher

(ˈdəʊbəmən ˈpɪnʃə) or


(Breeds) a fairly large slender but muscular breed of dog, originally from Germany, with a glossy black-and-tan coat, a short tail, and erect ears. Also spelt: Dobermann
[C19: probably named after L. Dobermann, 19th-century German dog breeder who bred it + Pinscher, a type of terrier, perhaps after Pinzgau, district in Austria]
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Do•ber•man pin•scher

(ˈdoʊ bər mən ˈpɪn ʃər)
one of a German breed of large, slender, muscular dogs having a short, usu. black or brown coat with rust markings. Also called Do′ber•man.
[1915–20; after Ludwig Dobermann, 19th-century German, original breeder; pinscher terrier, a pseudo-German coinage]
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Noun1.Doberman pinscher - medium large breed of dog of German origin with a glossy black and tan coatDoberman pinscher - medium large breed of dog of German origin with a glossy black and tan coat; used as a watchdog
pinscher - any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped
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