German shepherd

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German shepherd

n.
A dog of a large breed developed in Germany, having a dense grayish to brownish or black coat and often trained to assist the police. Also called police dog.

German shepherd

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German shepherd dog

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German sheep dog

n
(Breeds) another name for Alsatian1

Ger′man shep′herd


n.
one of a breed of large dogs with erect ears, a bushy tail, and a thick, usu. gray or black-and-tan coat.
[1930–35; compare German Schäferhund literally, sheepdog]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.German shepherd - breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blindGerman shepherd - breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
Translations
deutscher Schäferhund
germana ŝafhundo
pastor alemán
saksanpaimenkoirasheefferi
berger allemand
Duitse herdershond