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sheep·dogalso sheep dog (shēp′dôg′, -dŏg′)
A dog trained to guard and herd sheep. Also called shepherd dog.
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|Noun||1.||sheep dog - 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
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
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