sheep dog

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also sheep dog  (shēp′dôg′, -dŏg′)
A dog trained to guard and herd sheep. Also called shepherd dog.
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Noun1.sheep dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheepsheep 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
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
References in classic literature ?
As sheep dogs that watch their flocks when they are yarded, and hear a wild beast coming through the mountain forest towards them--forthwith there is a hue and cry of dogs and men, and slumber is broken--even so was sleep chased from the eyes of the Achaeans as they kept the watches of the wicked night, for they turned constantly towards the plain whenever they heard any stir among the Trojans.
ESKyE[currency]EHyR (CyHAN)- Robbers made unsuccessfully attempted to steal a sheep dog which was tied in front of a farm in central Turkish province of EskiE-ehir.
Interest in sheep dog trialling has never been higher, with ITV's celebrity sheep dog show Flockstars attracting millions of viewers and BBC's Countryfile giving a new home to the iconic One Man and His Dog.
BRITAIN'S top sheepdog handlers will converge on Tywyn next year for the International Sheep Dog Trial - 48 years after it was last held there.
Caldicott used verbal commands like "come by" and "lie down" as Goose guided the herd into a metal pen during the last day of the Mohawk Valley Sheep Dog Trials, held at the Eymann family farm on Marcola Road northeast of Springfield.
For the more seriousminded a sheep dog trail was among many attractions.
At Stonebeck Gate Farm there will be sheep dog trials, drystone walling and sheep shearing demonstrations.
She said that Zuckerberg's sheep dog, Beast, is his second priority after Facebook and he spends "probably 30 minutes every day" to make sure that his dog is "happy and satisfied.
Details: 01676 530085 5 International Sheep Dog Trials, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh.
Bill, a well-experienced sheep dog takes Scrap under his wings as it were and helps Scrap work out what a sheep dog is all about, especially the role of heading the sheep.
MOST people love their pets but to some farmers and estate workers, the fully-trained sheep dog or gun dog is worth as much as a second member of staff.
When he gets his sheep dog he'll really be like Wallace.