Doberman pinscher

[ doh-ber-muhn pin-sher ]
/ ˈdoʊ bər mən ˈpɪn ʃər /

noun

one of a German breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs having a black, brown, or blue coat with rusty brown markings.

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Origin of Doberman pinscher

First recorded in 1915–20; named after Karl Friedrich Ludwig Dobermann (1834-94), German dog breeder + German Pinscher “terrier,” perhaps based on Pinzgau, a district in Austria noted for its breeding farms

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British Dictionary definitions for Doberman pinscher

Doberman pinscher

Doberman

/ (ˈdəʊbəmən ˈpɪnʃə) /

noun

a fairly large slender but muscular breed of dog, originally from Germany, with a glossy black-and-tan coat, a short tail, and erect earsAlso spelt: Dobermann

Word Origin for Doberman pinscher

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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