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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Monte will star alongside a cocker spaniel named Rose, who will play Lady. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Rescue dog to become Disney star in new "Lady and the Tramp" live-action remake," 21 Aug. 2019 Someone called just before noon and reported that a small cocker spaniel was left in a car in a parking lot at the Ole Heidelberg Restaurant, 6125 University Drive. Greg Garrison |, al, "Huntsville police charge woman with felony for dog in hot car," 4 Aug. 2019 Natalia owns a King Charles cocker spaniel named Ozzy. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "7 Facts About "Stranger Things" Star Natalia Dyer That'll Make You Love Her Even More," 12 July 2019 Police said the dogs were mixes of golden retrievers, black Labradors, and cocker spaniels. Sabrina Schnur,, "More than 100 dogs rescued from ‘squalid living conditions’ at kennel in Bradford, N.H.," 14 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of cocker spaniel

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cocker spaniel

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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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