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English cocker spaniel

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noun

one of an English breed of compact medium-sized sporting dogs having a medium-length coat of various solid colors or parti-colored, low-set, droopy ears, fairly short legs, and a docked tail, originally raised as a hunting dog.

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Origin of English cocker spaniel

First recorded in 1945–50
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