sheepdog


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sheep·dog

also sheep dog  (shēp′dôg′, -dŏg′)
n.
A dog trained to guard and herd sheep. Also called shepherd dog.

sheepdog

(ˈʃiːpˌdɒɡ)
n
1. (Breeds) Also called: shepherd dog a dog used for herding sheep. See Border collie
2. (Breeds) any of various breeds of dog reared originally for herding sheep. See Old English sheepdog, Shetland sheepdog

sheep′dog`

or sheep′ dog`,



n.
a dog trained to herd and guard sheep.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheepdog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheepsheepdog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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 sheep dog, Shetland sheepdog, Shetland - 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
Translations
كَلْبُ الرَّاعِيكَلْب مُدَرَّب على حِراسَة الغَنَم
ovčácký pes
fårehundhyrdehund
lammaskoira
pas ovčar
juhászkutya
fjárhundur
牧羊犬
양 지키는 개
ovčiarsky pes
fårhund
สุนัขที่ไล่ต้อนแกะ
chó chăn cừu

sheepdog

[ˈʃiːpdɒg] Nperro m pastor

sheepdog

[ˈʃiːpdɒg] nchien m de bergersheep farm nélevage m de moutonssheep farmer néleveur/euse m/f de moutonssheep farming nélevage m de moutons

sheepdog

[ˈʃiːpˌdɒg] ncane m (da) pastore

sheep

(ʃiːp) plural sheep noun
a kind of animal related to the goat, whose flesh is used as food and from whose wool clothing is made. a flock of sheep.
ˈsheepish adjective
embarrassed. a sheepish expression.
ˈsheepishly adverb
ˈsheepdog noun
a dog (of a kind often) trained to work with sheep.

sheepdog

كَلْبُ الرَّاعِي ovčácký pes fårehund Schäferhund τσοπανόσκυλο perro pastor lammaskoira chien de berger pas ovčar cane pastore 牧羊犬 양 지키는 개 herdershond fårehund owczarek cão pastor пастушья собака fårhund สุนัขที่ไล่ต้อนแกะ çoban köpeği chó chăn cừu 牧羊犬
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