Irish water spaniel
noun Date: 1865 any of a breed of medium-sized retrievers characterized by a topknot, a heavy curly coat which is dark liver in color, and a short-haired tail

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  • Irish water spaniel — Nombres alternativos Whiptail Shannon Spaniel Rat Tail Spaniel Bog Dog Perro de Agua Irlandés Spaniel de Agua Irlandés …   Wikipedia Español

  • Irish Water Spaniel — FCI Standard Nr. 124 Gruppe 8: Apportier …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • (Irish) water spaniel — A (liver coloured) spaniel for retrieving water fowl ● spaniel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irish water spaniel — n. any of a breed of spaniel with a liver colored coat of dense ringlets, a topknot, and a ratlike tail, often used as a retriever of waterfowl …   English World dictionary

  • Irish Water Spaniel — Infobox Dogbreed akcgroup = Sporting akcstd = http://www.akc.org/breeds/irish water spaniel/index.cfm altname = Whiptail Shannon Spaniel Rat Tail Spaniel Bog Dog ankcgroup = Group 3 (Gundogs) ankcstd = http://www.ankc.aust.com/irishwat.html… …   Wikipedia

  • Irish water spaniel — noun breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail • Hypernyms: ↑water spaniel * * * noun 1. usually capitalized I&W&S : a breed of large retrievers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irish water spaniel — one of an Irish breed of large water spaniels having a thick, curly, liver colored coat, a topknot of long, loose curls, and a thin, tapering tail covered with short hair. See illus. under water spaniel. [1880 85] * * * ▪ breed of dog       breed …   Universalium

  • Irish water spaniel — I′rish wa′ter span iel n. dch one of an Irish breed of large water spaniels having a thick, curly liver colored coat, a curly topknot, and short hair on the face and thin, tapering tail • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Irish water spaniel — noun one of an ancient breed of spaniels, notable for its coat of dense crisp ringlets, usually liver coloured …   Australian English dictionary

  • irish water spaniel, irish water spaniels — ● irish water spaniel, irish water spaniels nom masculin (anglais irish, irlandais, et water spaniel, épagneul d eau) Épagneul irlandais pour la chasse au marais et sur les étendues d eau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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