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miniature pinscher

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noun
one of a German breed of toy dogs resembling a smaller version of the Doberman pinscher, having a flat skull, a smooth coat, erect ears, and a docked tail, bred originally as a watchdog.
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Origin of miniature pinscher

First recorded in 1925–30
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