springer spaniel


Definition of springer spaniel

: a medium-sized sporting dog of either of two breeds that is often used for finding and flushing small game:

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Recent Examples on the Web Milo, a springer spaniel, had been missing for 43 days, according to the Kent County Animal Shelter. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "A dog missing for 43 days reunites with his family after being rescued from a grain silo," 23 Feb. 2021 Floki, the springer spaniel bring trained to sniff out the coronavirus in Australia. National Geographic, "The wildlife photo of the year," 15 Oct. 2020 British researchers say heat stroke risk runs high for a bulldog, greyhound, pug, golden retriever, springer spaniel, or a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, according to NBC News. National Geographic, "Is elephant poaching really declining?," 25 June 2020 Criscitiello—owners of a springer spaniel named Lewis and a pit bull mix named Doughy, respectively—approached the managers with an idea: What if there was a way to buy the daycare and hand the keys to the staff? Vanessa A. Bee, The New Republic, "A Quiet Workplace Revolution in the Shadow of Silicon Valley," 3 June 2020 The couple’s springer spaniel, Tucker, and chocolate lab, Maverick, filled the roles of ring bearer and flower girl, respectively. Tom Fox, Dallas News, "‘You can’t cancel love!’ Undeterred by pandemic, Dallas couple retools to pull off intimate wedding," 1 May 2020 The DeWine family last week adopted a new dog: Dolly, a 1.5-year-old springer spaniel. cleveland, "Ohio lawmakers growing impatient with coronavirus closures: Capitol Letter," 13 Apr. 2020 Science has spoken: Getting a border collie to stop herding city pigeons or a Doberman pinscher to be more companionable or a springer spaniel to stop flushing prey is going to be a heavy lift for even an expert dog whisperer. Sharon Begley, Scientific American, "Canine MRIs Sniff Out How Human Preferences Shaped Dogs’ Hallmark Traits," 3 Sep. 2019 Free giftwrapping every day except Black Friday and the Tanners’ two springer spaniels Dierks and Murphee, who serve as official store greeters, are among the personal touches that help maintain the feel of a small town toy store. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Independent Scottsdale toy store Kidstop Toys & Books brings ‘magic’ to Valley children," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of springer spaniel

1841, in the meaning defined above

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5 Mar 2021

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“Springer spaniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springer%20spaniel. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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