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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter dog`(n.)

  1. a hunting dog trained to retrieve waterfowl.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  2. Informal. a person who feels at home in or on the water.

    Category: Informal

  3. Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

    Ref: waterdog 2

wa•ter•dogˈwɔ tərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg, ˈwɒt ər-(n.)

  1. any of several large salamanders, esp. of the genus Necturus, as the mudpuppy.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water dog, water rat(noun)

    a person who enjoys being in or on the water

  2. water dog(noun)

    a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl


  1. water dog(Noun)

    A retriever type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water dog

    a dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained

  2. Water dog

    the menobranchus

  3. Water dog

    a small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain

  4. Water dog

    a sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt


  1. Water dog

    Water dogs are a type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water, often serving the waterfowl hunter. Strong swimming desire is a characteristic of these dogs. Some of the oldest dog breeds are water dogs. The term was originally water spaniels. With the advent of kennel clubs many "water spaniels" were accepted under the names including the designation retriever rather than spaniel. Water dogs have curly, sometimes corded coats. Most water dog breeds are easy to train and are sociable. Although there is some overlap with dogs considered to be retrievers, the following breeds are considered water dogs: ⁕American Water Spaniel ⁕Barbet ⁕Boykin Spaniel ⁕Cantabrian Water Dog ⁕Chesapeake Bay Retriever ⁕Curly Coated Retriever ⁕English Water Spaniel, extinct ⁕Epagneul Pont-Audemer ⁕Flat-Coated Retriever ⁕Golden Retriever ⁕Irish Water Spaniel ⁕Labrador Retriever ⁕Lagotto Romagnolo ⁕Leonberger ⁕Moscow Water Dog, extinct ⁕Münsterländer ⁕Newfoundland ⁕Nova Scotia Duck Toller ⁕Otterhound ⁕Portuguese Water Dog ⁕Spanish Water Dog ⁕Standard Poodle ⁕St. John's water dog, extinct


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