Doberman pinscher

Origin of Doberman pinscher

1915–20; named after Ludwig Dobermann, 19th-century German, original breeder; pinscher terrier, a pseudo-German coinage, perhaps based on German Pinzgau Austrian district noted for its breeding farms
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British Dictionary definitions for doberman pinscher

Doberman pinscher

Doberman

noun
  1. 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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