coach dog


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coach dog

n.

[So called because it was trained to run behind a coach.]
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coach dog

(ˈkəʊtʃˌdɒɡ) or

coachdog

n
(Breeds) a former name for Dalmatian
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Dal•ma•tian

(dælˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia.
2. one of a breed of medium-sized shorthaired dogs having a white coat marked with black or brown spots.
3. a Romance language of Dalmatia, extinct since the 19th century.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Dalmatia or its inhabitants.
[1575–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coach dog - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spotscoach dog - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
liver-spotted dalmatian - a brown-spotted dalmatian
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the Dalmatian has had many names over the years, including the English Coach Dog, the Carriage Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog and the Fire House Dog.
19 Which breed of dog, usually having white hair and black spots, has been known as a 'coach dog' and a 'firehouse dog'?
'Carriage dog' and 'coach dog' are alternative names for which breed?