working dog

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working dog

n.
A dog of any of various breeds developed or trained to do useful work, such as herding animals, pulling wagons or sleds, or guarding property.

working dog

n
(Breeds) a dog of suitable breed or training kept for its practical use, such as herding sheep, rather than as a pet or for showing

work′ing dog`


n.
any of several breeds of usu. large dogs developed to perform a practical function, as herding, guarding, or pulling heavy loads, as the collie, Doberman pinscher, and Siberian husky.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogsworking dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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; "the dog barked all night"
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
bulldog, English 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
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We call them working dogs because that's what they do," Martin said.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is bringing together veterinarians, veterinary nurses and industry professionals in Fremantle, Western Australia, to learn the latest in treating skin and bone disorders in small animals as well as new approaches to addressing common problems in working dogs.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said there was evidence working dogs were at risk of injury if their tails weren't docked.
These dogs obviously become part of the family and are loved, but fundamentally they are working dogs and should be allowed to do so until it's time for them to be retired themselves and hopefully go to a good home.
Tia is one of a trio of dogs trained to detect ash wood or emerald ash borer as part of the invasive species team at Working Dogs for Conservation, a nonprofit organization that puts dogs on the front lines of environmental conservation.
Military working dogs (MWDs) are used in unprecedented numbers in current military operations, and play a vital role in both protecting human lives and supporting military objectives.
English, The Quiet Americans: A History of Military Working Dogs, Office of History, 37th Training Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, 15 December 2000, <http:// www.
Towards Cyber-Enhanced Working Dogs for Search and Rescue," was published online in IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine.
Also, potentially, disease concerns could affect our supply of military working dogs.
Working dogs for $500 each were purchased for the center.
The salaries of working dogs are pooled together and allotted for their food and other needs.