English shepherd


: any of a breed of vigorous medium-sized working dogs with a long and glossy black coat usually with tan to brown markings that was developed in England for herding sheep and cattle

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of English shepherd was in 1950

Dictionary Entries Near English shepherd

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“English shepherd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20shepherd. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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