Old English sheepdog

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Old English sheepdog

n.
A dog of a large sturdy breed developed in England for herding sheep, having a short or docked tail and a shaggy bluish-gray and white coat with hair typically hanging over the eyes.

Old English sheepdog

n
(Breeds) a breed of large bobtailed sheepdog with a profuse shaggy coat

Old′ Eng′lish sheep′dog


n.
one of an English breed of large, stocky sheepdogs having a bobbed tail and a long, shaggy gray or blue-gray and white coat that hangs over the eyes.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Old English sheepdog - large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tailOld English sheepdog - large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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