Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several breeds of dog originally developed in Europe, especially the Doberman pinscher.

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  • noun The name for several dog breeds.

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  • noun any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped

Etymologies

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From German Pinscher.

Examples

  • The miniature pinscher made the top 10 in San Diego and Sacramento.

    Labradors fetch top dog honor

  • Jerone, who owns a German shepherd and a Doberman pinscher, runs the

    Anthony Jerone

  • I spent most of the last sunny day sitting in a parking lot by the river throwing bits of McDonald's Cheeseburgers to a miniature pinscher someone had discarded.

    much to be said for misanthropy

  • Breeds include the Chihuahua, dachshund, Boston terrier, shih tzu, bichon frise, miniature pinscher and the xolo, a Mexican hairless dog.

    Ready for the Dog Days of Winter?

  • I spent most of the last sunny day sitting in a parking lot by the river throwing bits of McDonald's Cheeseburgers to a miniature pinscher someone had discarded.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Callicoon miniature pinscher Major (Ch. Kimro's Soldier Boy) lost in his bid to win the Toy group tonight at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

    Lance Mannion:

  • At home, he kept a Doberman pinscher for protection.

    Kill the Irishman

  • •The breeds with the highest proportion of cardiovascular-related deaths were Newfoundland, Maltese, Chihuahua, Doberman pinscher and fox terrier.

    Diseases that kill dogs tend to affect specific breeds

  • Birns bought a Doberman pinscher to protect his home.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Getty Images Small dogs that lack a thick undercoat, like this miniature pinscher, may need outerwear in the wintertime.

    Ready for the Dog Days of Winter?

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