A connoisseur or enthusiast of something, especially someone who has a special interest in or breeds a particular animal: a pigeon fancier
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- In a late '70s newsletter to prospective ocicat fanciers, Daly explained that one reason for the breed's spotty progress was a pet limitation ordinance passed by the town council where she lived.
- Post-war concerns about breed purity became academic as cat fanciers scrambled to make whatever judicious compromises they could in order to insure the survival of their chosen breeds.
- Throughout the late 1800s, English dog fanciers became increasingly fascinated with breeds indigenous to the European continent.