from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medium-sized to large dog of a breed originating in Germany, having short hair and a smooth, usually dark brown or black coat.
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- n. Alternative form of Doberman Pinscher.
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- n. medium large breed of dog of German origin with a glossy black and tan coat; used as a watchdog
German Dobermann (after Ludwig Dobermann, 19th-century German dog breeder) + German Pinscher, terrier (probably from English pinch, from the cropping of its ears and tail).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, German breeder and tax collector. (Wiktionary)