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carriage dog Line breaks: car|riage dog

Definition of carriage dog in English:


Archaic term for Dalmatian (sense 1 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • The Dalmatian is often thought of as a British dog, mainly because of its popularity as a carriage dog in the 18th century, but in fact it actually originated in Yugoslavia.
  • Dalmatians are thought to have been developed as carriage dogs in the Croatian Region of Dalmatia.
  • In England during the 1800s, the Dalmatian was a carriage dog, used to guard its master and carriage.


Early 19th century: because Dalmatians were formerly trained to run behind carriages as guard dogs.

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