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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.
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German shepherd dogor
German sheep dog
(Breeds) another name for Alsatian1
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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]
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|Noun||1.||German shepherd - breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind|
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