Meaning of Affenpinscher in English:


Pronunciation /ˈafənˌpɪnʃə/


  • A dog of a small breed resembling the griffon.

    ‘Today, the German smooth-haired pinscher is considered the stepfather of several German breeds, including affenpinschers.’
    • ‘The affenpinscher is thought to be the most suitable for a family pet as it is very intelligent and easy to train.’
    • ‘Seeing off the postman is a high point in an affenpinscher's daily routine that is hard to suppress.’
    • ‘The Affenpinscher's name describes it well: 'Affen' meaning monkey and 'Pinscher' meaning terrier.’
    • ‘Although shaggy, given its almost one-inch coat, the general appearance of an Affenpinscher is neat.’


German, from Affe ‘monkey’ + Pinscher ‘terrier’.