Definition of sheepdog in English:

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sheepdog

Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːpdɒɡ/

noun

1A dog trained to guard and herd sheep.
Example sentences
  • On their last morning, the birds are herded by sheepdogs into a darkened ‘starving pen’ - and from there, they are attracted by the light into boxes with a hatch into the slaughter room.
  • In this way it functions like a sheepdog herding its flock, always watching over and controlling the whole.
  • This pattern of stimulus and response is parallel to the way that a shepherd might train his sheepdog.
1.1A dog of a breed suitable for guarding and herding sheep.
Example sentences
  • Others, however, say the bull terrier crosses never occurred, while some people suggest that Border collies or other sheepdogs participated in the Airedale's evolution.
  • Endeavouring to safeguard themselves from the debauchery of robbed apartments, many inhabitants of Magnitogorsk have begun to acquire dogs of the bigger breeds like sheepdogs and Alsatians.
  • At the lower end of the animal scale, the popular breed of German sheepdogs was rebranded as ‘Alsatians’, and dachshunds disappeared from the streets.

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