from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who breeds dogs and keeps them for sale.


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  • The last block of all on which the artist was engaged was one to be called "An Afternoon on the Flags;" it represented a complimentary dog-fancier comparing the points of beauty in a dog with those of the lady before him, but it was still unfinished when he fell back in his bed, dead from the fatal breast-pang.

    The History of "Punch"

  • The dog-fancier soon afterwards returned, and protested, with tears in his eyes, that the shabby trick had wounded him in his tenderest feelings, but he seemed quite willing to begin a fresh bargain with "the only gen'lemen, s'help me, as ever bested pore little ALEC."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 6, 1892

  • A dog-fancier happened to come through the street in which we both lodged, and PETER began to bargain with him for a fox-terrier, who, according to the fancier's account, had

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 6, 1892

  • There is also on record the case of a good-looking spaniel which was bought in London from a dog-fancier by a wealthy young man.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Slam was a dog-fancier as well as a rat-catcher, and therefore doggy boys were attracted to his premises, which, however, were sternly interdicted.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys

  • I have not become a dog-fancier in what you are pleased to call my old age!

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories

  • "Why, are you setting up as a dog-fancier in your old age, colonel?"

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories

  • Here are the cards of the other gentlemen who were kind enough to think that I might wish to set up for a dog-fancier in my old age.

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories

  • A Frenchman discoursing on foreign peoples or on mankind in general -- a favourite topic -- suggests to me sometimes the fantastic vision of a dog-fancier criticizing a steer.

    Since Cézanne

  • As for the dog collars, just imagine any one being a dog-fancier or even a fondler of dogs to the extent of purchasing a gold-rimmed or a diamond-studded collar while a Revolutionary Tribunal is sitting just around the corner.

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship


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