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American water spaniel

American water spaniel, breed of medium-sized sporting dog developed in the American Midwest. It stands about 17 in. (43.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 30 and 40 lb (13.6–18.1 kg). Its dense and closely curled coat ranges in color from solid liver to dark chocolate. A sturdy, muscular dog, the American water spaniel is a versatile scent hunter, flushing, or springing, game birds rather than pointing them. It is a strong swimmer and retrieves both on land and water. It is also used for hunting rabbits and other small animals. See dog.

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span·iel / ˈspanyəl/ • n. a dog of a breed with a long silky coat and drooping ears. ∎  used in similes and metaphors as a symbol of devotion or obsequiousness: I followed my uncles around as faithfully as any spaniel.

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spaniel Any of several breeds of sporting dogs that may be trained to locate and flush game, and sometimes to retrieve on command. Land spaniels include the springer, cocker, and toy breeds. Water spaniels are usually retrievers.

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spaniel XIV (spaynel). Aphetic — OF. espaigneul (mod. épagneul) :- Rom. *spāniōlūs, for Hispāniōlus Spanish, f. Hispānia Spain, *see prec
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spaniel

spaniel: see sporting dog; toy dog.

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