- one of a breed of small alert dogs originally developed in Tibet, with a double coat of any color, well-feathered, pendent ears, and a plumed tail curled over the back.
Origin of Tibetan spaniel
First recorded in 1925–30
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- a small long-bodied variety of spaniel with a long silky coat and a well-feathered tail carried curled over its back
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