shepherd dog

Definitions of shepherd dog
  1. noun
    any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
    synonyms: sheep dog, sheepdog
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    Belgian sheepdog, Belgian shepherd
    hardy working dog developed in Belgium for herding sheep
    briard
    old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat
    kelpie
    an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears
    komondor
    Hungarian breed of large powerful shaggy-coated white dog; used also as guard dog
    Old English sheepdog, bobtail
    large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
    Shetland, Shetland sheep dog, Shetland sheepdog
    a small sheepdog resembling a collie that was developed in the Shetland Islands
    collie
    a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
    Border collie
    developed in the area between Scotland and England usually having a black coat with white on the head and tip of tail used for herding both sheep and cattle
    Bouvier des Flandres, Bouviers des Flandres
    rough-coated breed used originally in Belgium for herding and guarding cattle
    Rottweiler
    German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogs
    German police dog, German shepherd, German shepherd dog, alsatian
    breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    groenendael
    black-coated sheepdog with a heavily plumed tail
    malinois
    fawn-colored short-haired sheepdog
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    working dog
    any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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