Japanese spaniel


Definition of Japanese spaniel

1 : a toy dog originating in Japan that is bred chiefly as a pet, that differs from the pekingese in its proportions of body and legs, and that is characterized by a silky coat and black and white or red and white coloring
2 : a breed of dogs comprising the Japanese spaniels

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“Japanese spaniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20spaniel. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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