sheep dog


  • dog, bird, sheep bird
    dog, bird, sheep bird
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheep dog any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sheep dog (Zoöl) a shepherd dog, or collie.
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In literature:

A barking sheep-dog told her of some one's approach, and in relief she went out to meet him, for she was restless and impatient of any delay.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
I'd have made him run, like a sheep with a dog at his heels.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
It was like watching a sheep-dog at work.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
The goat made the same answer she had made the dog, and the sheep went away in fright.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
About us watch and ward did keep, Like watch-dog round a flock of sheep?
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Nearly every shepherd has a sheep dog, partly for the sake of companionship and partly for assistance.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
I have seen a well-trained sheep dog perform a similar feat in much the same way.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
The honest Swede looked like a sheep-killing dog caught in the act.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Other species are known to infest the sheep and dog.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
On these occasions they did not hurt the sheep, but were found lying down in a corner like a dog.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson

In poetry:

Could she guess at his intent,
When he to his follow'rs said,
I to Israel's sheep am sent,
Dogs must not have children's bread.
"Woman Of Canaan" by John Newton
A carle’s sheep-dog certainly
Is a mightier thing than he.
Till London-bridge shall cross the Nen,
Take we heed of such-like men.
Dens est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
And there the innocent sheep are to be seen
Browsing on the purple heather and pastures green;
And the shepherd can be heard shouting to his dog
As he chases the sheep from out of the bog.
"The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills" by William Topaz McGonagall
How can you complain, or what am I to say,
Since my dog lies unfed, and my sheep run astray?
Need I tell what I mean that I languish alone!
When I leave all the plain you may guess 'tis for one.
"Chanson. - And Imitation" by Matthew Prior
The dog's worth nothing — that is still asleep ---
And the bad servant — that is idle still —
And the spoil'd salt — that can't its favour keep,
And the vile shepherd — who his sheep does kill.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
The trail was taken up next day
By a lone dog that passed that way;
And then a wise bell-wether sheep
Pursued the trail o’er vale and steep,
And drew the flock behind him, too,
As good bell-wethers always do.
"The Calf-Path" by Sam Walter Foss

In news:

I really want to see the Dog Show, the Sheep Lead and then… the wonderful Sheep Dog Trials.
Riggs, a top-ranked border collie, corners a band of sheep in preparation for the sheep dog trials in Quigley Canyon.
Virginia Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials.
Wilson County is no stranger to Leeman's sheep dog demonstrations as she shows off the Border Collie's skills every year at the Wilson County Fair.
Clear Creek Sheep Dog Trial.
Nan, a 6-year-old border collie, herds sheep at Rural Hill's 15th annual Sheep Dog Trials on Saturday, Nov 13.
Sheep Dog Hollow's green renovation is almost finished.
Plans for the 5th Annual Kaycee Sheep Industry Festival and Kaycee Challenge Sheep Dog Trial are scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Sept 5 to 7.
Local sheep farmer Carol Leeman is hosting a unique competition next weekend as Border Collie handlers from across the country will show off their dog's skills in the fifth Stock dog Trial to be held at Spring Creek Farms.
Gathering up a herd of sheep is nothing for one daring Border Collie, who tackles a much more challenging pack by keeping a group of tigers in check, and has video of the brave working dog.
Why is a dog dressed as a sheep.
Dogs attack Utah County sheep herd , kill 18.
Sheep Dog Hollow is a 1902 farmhouse in Connecticut that is being renovated with both the environment and the family budget in mind.
The construction crew starts to clean up for the day as the light dims at Sheep Dog Hollow, a 1902 farmhouse being renovated in Connecticut.
Flock of Sheep in Bryant Park Amuses Pedestrians, Confuses a Dog.