German shepherd

noun

Definition of German shepherd

: any of a breed of working dogs of German origin that are intelligent and responsive and are often used in police work and as guide dogs for the blind

called also Alsatian

First Known Use of German shepherd

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of German shepherd was in 1852

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“German shepherd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/German%20shepherd. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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German shepherd

noun

English Language Learners Definition of German shepherd

: a large dog that is often used in police work and as a guide dog for blind people

German shepherd

noun

Kids Definition of German shepherd

: a large dog of German origin that is often used in police work and as a guide dog for the blind

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