King Charles spaniel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n King Charles spaniel a toy English spaniel with a black-and-tan coat; named after Charles II who popularized it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n King Charles spaniel (Zoöl) A variety of small pet dogs, having, drooping ears, a high, dome-shaped forehead, pug nose, large, prominent eyes, and long, wavy hair. The color is usually black and tan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • King Charles spaniel black-and-tan, first brought into notice by Charles II
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espagneul (Fr. épagneul)—Sp. Español, Spanish.

Usage

In literature:

A King Charles spaniel, dragging a leading-string in the shape of a huge pink sash, followed the girl.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
It was a poor little King Charles spaniel, and the duke was beating him with all his might with the heavy handle of a whip.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
I wonder a woman like that can bear him to come near her, but she pets the baboon as if he were a King Charles spaniel.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Spaniel, King Charles's breed, 35.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
The best known pet spaniels are the King Charles and the Blenheim, small dogs with fine coats, probably descended from Cockers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The little right hand rests lovingly on the head of a King Charles spaniel, whose neck is adorned with bells.
"The Standard Galleries - Holland" by Esther Singleton
A small King Charles spaniel lay at the king's feet.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. I (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
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In news:

Meet the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel .
Companion Dog Group: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel .
Teri Wilson runs with her 15-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Luna, on Northeast 99th Street on Wednesday.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel FEMALE 4 YEARS OLD  Pacific Grove, CA.
She is a brown & white CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL .
Lucy Randles showed the 150 guests the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Bichon puppy donated by Pets Pajamas available to the highest bidder.
Brio, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, sails over a jump during the Key City Kennel Club's All-Breed Agility Trials Saturday at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds.
Cousins Joy Mano and her Sheltie, Angel, and Mariana Waite and her King Charles Spaniel, Oliver, await the judges at the all-breed dog show at the recent History Fair in Sinclairville.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel FEMALE 2 YEARS OLD  Pacific Grove, CA.
Hobbes is a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from palo alto, CA.
Buddy is a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from palo alto, CA.
Early Wednesday, 41 Cavalier King Charles spaniels were found abandoned near Sanger, the Humane Society of North Texas said.
ZELDA is a 0-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Saline , MI.
She shares her home with three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Cody is a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Wildwood , MO.
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