noun. any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped.
- miniature pinscher
- Doberman pinscher
- monkey pinscher
- guard dog
- Pinscher (German)
Sentences with pinscher
1. Noun, singular or mass
For a toy breed such as the mini pinscher, that can mean a tiny puppy small enough to sit in the palm of your hand.
2. Coordinating conjunction
Documented as a singular noun in 1926, pinscher is Germanic in origin and refers to a fox-terrier type of dog.
Only two working breeds, the Rottweiler and Doberman pinscher make it into Coren’s list.