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This is another of the older French breeds of spaniel which displays an obvious relationship to the setters. The Picard can be distinguished by its characteristic tri-coloured appearance, with tan, liver, and white areas apparent in its coat.

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The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.

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This sturdy breed can be distinguished from its larger relative not only by its size, but also by its coloration, which is invariably liver and white. It is otherwise of similar type, being a powerful, muscular dog very well suited to working in the field for long periods.

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The Sussex is a lower, longer, slower dog than other spaniels. Its abundant, flat coat is rich golden liver in colour, with the hairs becoming golden at their tips.

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Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.

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The tail is the most distinctive feature of this  intelligent, short-coated retriever. It has a thick base, tapering along its length, with no signs of feathering. A short-coupled, solid dog, it has a broad skull, wide nose, and powerful neck.

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As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.

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The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.

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The mottled coloration of the English Setter serves to distinguish it from other breeds of setter. Essentially it is a working dog which can be developed into an extremely responsive gundog, and it requires a lot of exercise to remain healthy. A popular dog in the show ring, the breed's friendly nature guarantees it strong support.… Read the full post here

This robust, agile breed of retriever has a generally neat appearance. Its body is covered with a tightly curled, black- or liver-coloured coat, which does not need trimming. By contrast, its facial hair is distinctively smooth.

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