Belgian sheepdog


: any of a breed of hardy dogs developed in Belgium especially for herding sheep and having abundant long straight black hair with a dense undercoat

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Belgian sheepdog was in 1901

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“Belgian sheepdog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Belgian sheepdog

: any of a breed of active black dogs developed in Belgium for herding sheep

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