working dog

Definitions of working dog
  1. noun
    any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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    guard dog, watchdog
    a dog trained to guard property
    sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog
    any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
    police dog
    any dog trained to assist police especially in tracking
    Sennenhunde
    any of four Swiss breeds
    boxer
    a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
    mastiff
    an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
    bull mastiff
    large powerful breed developed by crossing the bulldog and the mastiff
    English bulldog, bulldog
    a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
    Great Dane
    very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog
    guide dog
    a dog trained to guide the blind
    hearing dog
    dog trained to assist the deaf by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds
    Saint Bernard, St Bernard
    a Swiss alpine breed of large powerful dog with a thick coat of hair used as a rescue dog
    seizure-alert dog
    a dog that can alert or assist people with seizure disorders
    sled dog, sledge dog
    a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
    Eskimo dog, husky
    breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
    kuvasz
    long-established Hungarian breed of tall light-footed but sturdy white dog; used also as a hunting dog
    attack dog
    a watchdog trained to attack on command
    housedog
    a dog trained to guard a house
    schipperke
    breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium
    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
    pinscher
    any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped
    Greater Swiss Mountain dog
    the largest of the four Swiss breeds
    Bernese mountain dog
    large powerful long-haired black-coated Swiss dog with deep tan or russet markings on legs and white blaze and feet and chest marking; formerly used for draft
    Appenzeller
    a smaller of the four Swiss breeds
    EntleBucher
    the smallest of the Sennenhunde
    Tibetan mastiff
    very large powerful rough-coated dog native to central Asia
    French bulldog
    small stocky version of the bulldog having a sleek coat and square head
    Seeing Eye dog
    (trademark) a guide dog trained to guide a blind person
    Alaskan malamute, malamute, malemute
    breed of sled dog developed in Alaska
    Siberian husky
    breed of sled dog developed in northeastern Siberia; they resemble the larger Alaskan malamutes
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    Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
    a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
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