cocker spaniel

cock·​er spaniel | \ ˈkä-kər- How to pronounce cocker spaniel (audio) \

Definition of cocker spaniel

2 : any of a breed of spaniels developed in the U.S. from the English cocker spaniel that are smaller in size and have a shorter muzzle and longer thicker coat

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Having a dog, or dogs, is something of a royal tradition: William and Kate got their cocker spaniel, Lupo, months after their Westminster Abbey wedding. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Have Welcomed a New Dog Into Their Royal Family," 27 Aug. 2018 The couple took their son, whose name has not yet been revealed, and their dogs (Pippa's cocker spaniel, Rafa, and James' black lab), on a walk outside near their £17 million home in Chelsea, in west London. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Steps Out in Public With Her Newborn Son for the First Time Since Giving Birth," 21 Oct. 2018 Maybe there will be some doggy playdates in the future, too: Prince William and Kate Middleton also adopted a cocker spaniel named Lupo shortly after their own royal wedding in 2011. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Reportedly Welcomed a New Addition to Their Family," 25 Aug. 2018 The 1950s were the decade of the Coppertone girl and her cocker spaniel and of Man-Tan, the first self-tanner. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 16 Dec. 2012 The sweet shots were taken in the Middleton’s backyard and even featured the family’s cocker spaniel, Lupo and the Middleton’s dog Tilly. Erin Hill,, "See the Brand-New Photos the Palace Just Released of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte!," 5 May 2018 After a long career in the securities industry, Doug recently retired from Oppenheimer & Co. He is survived by his brother Larry and sister-in-law Lisa Saks of Silver Spring, MD, nieces Andrea and Hannah, and by his beloved cocker spaniel Jack., "Deaths in South Florida: 5/1," 1 May 2018 In the second row, Winston, an 18-month-old cocker spaniel mix, sat up and panted at them. New York Times, "Aisles of Dogs," 20 Mar. 2018 Kennedy had flown in with his traveling cocker spaniel, Freckles. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kennedy advance man remembers his last assignment," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cocker spaniel

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cocker spaniel

: a type of small dog that has long ears and long fur

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