puppy

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puppy

the young of the canine species; usually used up to the age of 12 months.

fading puppy syndrome
see fading kitten/puppy syndrome.
puppy pyoderma
puppy strangles
see juvenile pyoderma.
puppy walker
a person who cares for a puppy during its formative stage, from weaning to about a year of age. A practice with dogs destined for the hunt or as guide dogs for the blind.
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His puppyish, earnest face and offbeat delivery are spot on for Peter Parker - the teenage geek who's bitten by a genetically-altered super-spider and wakes up the next day with perfect vision, a six-pack and sticky fingers.
With a face like an Easter Island statue, he portrayed his puppyish enthusiasm for his quest combined with an incredible determination effortlessly and seamlessly.
La Haye's Alex comes across as a puppyish Don Juan, a nervous sweetheart of a seducer like Peter O'Toole's character in the 1960s comedy classic, What's New Pussycat?
Without that edge, the panic he unleashes among his platitudinous white hosts doesn't make a whit of sense; Smith's so puppyish it's never clear why Channing doesn't just shut up and adopt him.
Mercifully, there's no mention of neighbours Jeremy Clarkson and David Cameron, but there are still sections where James' puppyish personality isn't quite enough to carry the reader along.
He's still as charming and blissfully candid as he ever was, but his words seem more considered and his enthusiasm, while boundless, is no longer quite so puppyish.
Lesley was really puppyish and excitable when she first came in, but she's settled in, has no nerves at all, and is a good traveller.
Not a bad opening for a staging with a puppyish desire to please.
When Barry does settle down from his puppyish play he does have an affectionate side.
The silky flaps over his ears gave him a puppyish look.
A slimmer, sugar-rush version of Vernon Kay, Russell's oddball humour and puppyish enthusiasm have been winning him fans ever since he presented Big Brother's Efourum last year.
The men in the movie aren't given much in the way of redeeming traits, except for ``Almost Famous' '' Patrick Fugit, who's just too good to be true as a puppyish fellow artist/orphan who unquestioningly falls for Astrid.