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