What does the word fancier mean?

Usage examples for fancier

  1. I do more in the dog fancier line than I do with boxing, but there is nothing I like better than getting the gloves on with an amateur who is likely to be a credit to me. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  2. The father was respectable and tight, a mortgage fancier and a stern, upright collection- plate passer and forecloser. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  3. Ability to mature for the fall shows is a decidedly practical quality that the fancier breeds into his chickens. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings