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cattle dog

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Definition of cattle dog in English:

noun

Australian /NZ
A dog bred and trained to work cattle.
Example sentences
  • News of the fatal attack has prompted enquiries from prospective owners to kennels that raise the dogs, which were originally bred from cattle dogs, mastiffs and bulldogs brought to the Canary Islands by British settlers.
  • Descended from German sheep dogs and cattle dogs, this large variety of Schnauzer was evolved through interbreeding with the smaller Schnauzers.
  • Jesse turned the ute into the long driveway and pulled up sharply in front of the homestead, nearly running over one of the cattle dogs.

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