field spaniel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field spaniel large usually black hunting and retrieving spaniel with a dense flat or slightly wavy coat; cross between cocker and Sussex spaniel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Field spaniel (Zoöl) a small spaniel used in hunting small game.
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Usage

In literature:

First of all the spaniel is despatched to search the fields for a covey of birds.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
SPANIEL, field, rather stout but pleasing appearance, is giving up country pursuits owing to difference with game-keeper.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 31, 1920" by Various
Marcel went jumping from right to left, like a spaniel running at field-sports.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Field spaniels are excellent shooting dogs, and are readily trained to give notice of the proximity of game.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The field spaniel is much like a large-sized cocker, weighing about twice as much.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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In news:

A cocker spaniel from Maine won the national field trial championship.
The English Cocker Spaniel was developed from the field spaniels, a subcategory of the "land" spaniels developed to work the field (as opposed to the "water" spaniels that worked over water).
Land spaniels were divided into "springing" and "field" spaniels.
Field Spaniel FEMALE 3 YEARS OLD  North Las Vegas, NV.
Dv is a Field Spaniel and is Club Dog Member #124443.
Gun Dog Group: Field Spaniel .
At one point in the breed's history, the Cocker Spaniel and the Field Spaniel were the same breed only separated by weight.
The Cocker Spaniel was shown under 25 pounds, and the Field Spaniel was shown over 25 pounds.
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