Definition of Sheepdog

1. Noun. Any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep.




Definition of Sheepdog

1. Noun. a breed of dog, used for herding sheep ¹

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Definition of Sheepdog

1. a dog trained to guard and herd sheep [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheepdog

sheep shaggers
sheep sorrel
sheep tick
sheepback
sheepbacks
sheepberries
sheepberry
sheepbiter
sheepbiters
sheepcot
sheepcote
sheepcotes
sheepcots
sheepdip
sheepdips
sheepdog (current term)
sheepdogs
sheepdom
sheepe
sheepflesh
sheepfold
sheepfolds
sheephead
sheepheads
sheepherder
sheepherders
sheepherding
sheepherdings
sheephook
sheephooks

Literary usage of Sheepdog

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1. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"As a consequence, almost every sheepdog had its tail cut off, and owing to this cause the tailless sheepdog, still met with in some localities, ..."

2. British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation by William D. Drury (1903)
"CHAPTER XVII THE OLD ENGLISH BOBTAILED sheepdog FEW varieties of British dogs are so well known by the absolute novice as the Old English sheepdog, Bobtail, ..."

3. Dogdom: Monthly (1920)
"A sheepdog should be speedy; the short bodied dog cannot gallop with any degree of swiftness because of the conformation of his carcass. ..."

4. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1894)
"The Collie or sheepdog* is a sufficiently well known and popular animal to renders history and description of the British varieties of the species a welcome ..."

5. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland ...by Rawdon Briggs Lee by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1894)
"A History and Description of the Collie or sheepdog, in his British Varieties. By RAWDON B. LEE, Kennel Editor of the "Field," and Author of "The Fox ..."

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