monkey dog Unabridged


one of a breed of toy dogs having a dense, wiry, red or gray coat with tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, cropped ears, and a docked tail.
Also called monkey pinscher, monkey dog.

1900–05; < German, equivalent to Affen (combining form of Affe ape) + Pinscher terrier Unabridged
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affenpinscher (ˈæfənˌpɪnʃə)
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]

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