Definition of Dobermann in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊbəmən/
(also Dobermann pinscher /ˈpɪnʃə/ , chiefly North American also Doberman)


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A large dog of a German breed with powerful jaws and a smooth coat, typically black with tan markings.
Example sentences
  • She walked past cages holding dignified German shepherds, alert Dobermans, sleek Labradors and beautiful Golden Retrievers.
  • The dog was one of strange markings, he had brown and black markings like a Doberman, but a white stomach and his muzzle and his neck had a golden color.
  • Canine guards like Dobermans and German Shepherds too may have to give up their role as protectors and just remain our pets.


Early 20th century: from the name of Ludwig Dobermann, 19th-century German dog breeder + German Pinscher 'terrier'.

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