shepherd dog


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shepherd 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
  • Interesting fact: German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
    • Shepherd dog (Zoöl) a breed of dogs used largely for the herding and care of sheep. There are several kinds, as the collie, or Scotch shepherd dog, and the English shepherd dog. Called also shepherd's dog.
    • Shepherd dog a name of Pan.
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In literature:

It was probably only a shepherd calling his dog, but he waited to make sure.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
His shepherd possessed a couple of small dogs, famous opossum hunters.
"Adventures in Australia" by W.H.G. Kingston
"Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse" by Various
The shepherd had a little dog, which he called Catnier, that followed them.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Mr. Daniel, in the Supplement to his "Rural Sports," gives the following account of the shepherds' dogs in North Wales.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
Not even a dog was permitted; the whole care devolved on the shepherd.
"Minnie's Pet Lamb" by Madeline Leslie
It is very touching the regard the south-country shepherds have to their dogs.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
So skillful was this dog in collecting and driving the sheep, that he almost performed the part of a shepherd.
"Harper's Young People, February 3, 1880" by Various
A large shepherd-dog often shared the cabin with the prospectors.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Cloverfield Farm had a big Shepherd dog named Rover.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton

In poetry:

Afar upon the hills I hear
The shepherd's whistle keen;
A dog's bark faintly strikes the ear
From uplands fresh and green.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
The shepherd whistles through his hands
And starts with many a whoop
His busy dog across the lands
In hopes to fright it up
"The Landrail" by John Clare
A long-haired shepherd we chanced to meet
With a water bag, billy, and dog complete;
He came too close to a knocked up steer,
Who up a sapling made him clear.
"Song of the Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
Ay, snarl just once at me, you brute!
And I shall hound you far and wide,
As fiercely as through drifted snow
The shepherd dog pursues what foe
Skulks on the Spartan mountain-side.
"To A Bully" by Eugene Field
Chorus: So early in the morning, etc.
A long-haired shepherd we chanced to meet
With a water-bag, billy, and dog complete;
He came too close to a knocked-up steer,
Who up a sapling made him clear.
"Mustering Song" by Anonymous Oceania
The sun was just a-rising above the heath of furze,
And the shadows grow to giants; that bright ball never stirs:
There the shepherds lay with their dogs by their side,
And they started up and barked as my shadow they espied.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

German Shepherd Dog FEMALE 1MONTH OLD  Canal Winchester, OH.
German Shepherd Dog FEMALE 2 MONTHS OLD  Saugerties, NY.
Anthony Joseph Ortolani has been charged with animal cruelty in the case of Missy, the German Shepherd Dog he abandoned on a Colorado mountain.
My favorite dog being the German shepherd, it was perfect timing.
The quarantine began on Oct 22 after Malcom Smith, 80, was bitten on the back of the leg by his neighbor's Australian Shepherd mix dog.
The quarantine began on Oct 22 after Malcolm Smith, 80, was bitten on the back of the leg by a neighbor's Australian Shepherd mix dog.
The dogs are trained to protect their handlers and Ranger, a 2 1/2 year old Dutch shepherd who has been on the job for a year, was being accompanied by his partner, Officer Bryce Murrill.
The man accused of abandoning his dog on a Colorado mountain in August will give up custody of the German shepherd mix to a member of her rescue team.
Michael Yokeley retrieves a toy from Harrison, a rottweiler mix as his other dog Lennon, a german shepherd rottweiler mix, waits for his turn to play fetch.
Athena is a female mixed breed dog who appears to be part shepherd.
German Shepherd Dog FEMALE 8 YEARS OLD  Lower Bank, NJ.
German Shepherd Dog MALE 3 MONTHS OLD  alsip, IL.
A German Shepherd dog was critically injured after being thrown over a bridge, high above I-40 Wednesday afternoon in eastern Oklahoma County.
Chad, a teenager with cerebral palsy who lives near Seattle, relies on Twany, his German shepherd service dog, to help him get through the day.
2 Shepherd Type Dogs North Of Comstock.