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Shepherd dog   /ʃˈɛpərd dɔg/   Listen
Shepherd dog

Any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep.  Synonyms: sheep dog, sheepdog.

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"Shepherd dog" Quotes from Famous Books

... dog, however, is common all over the British Isles. The apparition does not belong to any one breed, but appears equally often as a hound, setter, terrier, shepherd dog, Newfoundland and retriever. In Lancashire it is called the "Trash" or "Striker"; Trash, because the sound of its tread is thought to resemble a person walking along a miry, sloppy road, with heavy shoes; Striker, because it is said to utter a curious screech which may be taken ...
— Animal Ghosts - Or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter • Elliott O'Donnell

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