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

Examples of cocker spaniel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alkire said that a cocker spaniel popped out of the rubble Monday morning and was taken to the Harford County Humane Society for temporary housing. James Whitlow,, 11 Oct. 2021 In an adorable meet-cute, Middleton's cocker spaniel, Ella, the namesake for his dog wellness company, Ella & Co., approached Thevenet, and the rest was history. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Sep. 2021 Yurow welcomed Cricket, an English working cocker spaniel, into her home last August. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 James is known for his love of animals — and even credits his cocker spaniel Ella with introducing him to his bride-to-be! Stephanie Petit,, 6 Aug. 2021 The cocker spaniel poodle mix stayed in England with Turner’s sister while she gets acclimated to Orlando, but the defender plans to bring her Stateside at Christmas for the 2022 season. Julia Poe,, 7 July 2021 Her parents got a red cocker spaniel named Princess Molly Bock as a graduation gift. Justin Baxley, ajc, 3 July 2021 James is known for his beloved pack of dogs - and even credits his cocker spaniel Ella with introducing him to his bride-to-be! Stephanie Petit,, 25 June 2021 According to trainer Stuart Phillips at B.W.Y Canine Training in Wales, the process took over eight months using cask samples and other methods, and Rocco learned the ropes alongside another cocker spaniel, Bran, for the secretive project. Leslie Wu, Forbes, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of cocker spaniel

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cocker spaniel

cocking woodcock hunting

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The first known use of cocker spaniel was in 1829

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“Cocker spaniel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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