affenpinscher[äf′ən pin′s̸hər, af′-; -c̸hər]
any of a breed of small dogs, with a stiff, wiry coat of black, red, or gray and facial features that resemble those of a monkey
Origin of affenpinscherGerman literally , monkey terrier ; from affe (see ape) + pinscher: see Doberman pinscher
A dog of a small breed developed in Germany, having a rough shaggy coat, a hairy face with a short muzzle, and usually cropped ears.
Origin of affenpinscherGerman : Affe, ape (from Middle High German, from Old High German affo) + Pinscher, a type of dog with ears operated on or “pinched” to make them stand up (from English pinch).
- A breed of toy dog bred in Western Europe.