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[So called because it was trained to run behind a coach.]
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coach dog(ˈkəʊtʃˌdɒɡ) or
(Breeds) a former name for Dalmatian
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||coach 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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