spaniel

Definitions of spaniel
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n any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears

Types:
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Brittany spaniel
tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat
clumber, clumber spaniel
a thickset spaniel with longish silky hair
field spaniel
large usually black hunting and retrieving spaniel with a dense flat or slightly wavy coat; cross between cocker and Sussex spaniel
springer, springer spaniel
a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
English cocker spaniel, cocker, cocker spaniel
a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
Sussex spaniel
an English breed with short legs and a golden liver-colored coat
water spaniel
any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
English springer, English springer spaniel
a breed having typically a black-and-white coat
Welsh springer spaniel
a red-and-white breed slightly smaller than the English springer spaniel
American water spaniel
breed of medium-sized spaniels originating in America having chocolate or liver-colored curly coat
Irish water spaniel
breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail
Type of:
gun dog, sporting dog
a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns

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