Definition of carriage dog in English:
Archaic term for Dalmatian (sense 1 of the noun).
- 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.
Definition of carriage dog in:
- US English dictionary
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