Brittany spaniel

Brittany spaniel
tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat
Hypernyms: ↑spaniel

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Usage: usually capitalized B
: a rather tall active short-tailed spaniel of a French breed having a smooth or slightly wavy coat of orange and white or liver and white somewhat fringed on chest, forelegs, and thighs that was developed by interbreeding pointers with spaniels of Brittany to produce a competent bird dog with an action suggestive of a setter

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one of a French breed of large spaniels developed as a game pointer, having a reddish-brown and white or orange and white coat.

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