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Doberman pinscher

Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium large breed of dog of German origin with a glossy black and tan coat; used as a watchdog

Etymologies

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)

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