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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.
[German : 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).]
(Breeds) a small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle
[German, literally: monkey-terrier, so called because its face resembles a monkey's]
af•fen•pin•scher(ˈæf ənˌpɪn ʃər)
one of a breed of toy dogs with a dense, wiry black, red, or gray coat, tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, and small, erect ears.
[1900–05; < German, =Affen, comb. form of Affe ape + Pinscher terrier]