Definition of sheepdog
: a dog (such as a border collie) used to tend, drive, or guard sheep
Recent Examples of sheepdog from the Web
This year’s 44th annual games will also include contests in athletics, bagpiping and drumming and sheepdog trials.
In the shot a couple of her large number of pets can also be seen, her beloved Shetland sheepdog Emu and her fiancé Liam Hemsworth’s rescue dog Dora, waiting patiently to receive a snack of their own.
Imagine a sheepdog who is good at barking, but has little sense of direction: The Middle East is now in the position of its harried flock.
A stooped man with a stooped English sheepdog walked by on his way to buy a newspaper from the newsagent, and passed by again moments later, with one tucked under his arm.
AN UNUSUAL SORT OF greeting card welcomes guests to their rooms at Fabrègues, the Provençal estate of French designer Pierre Yovanovitch: a laminated page printed with portraits of four fluffy sheepdogs—
Nevertheless, in Room 1554, Jane Bright had taken steps to keep the six Shetland sheepdogs, collies and border collies with her from soiling the carpet, spreading sheets under the crates and forbidding the pups’ use of the beds.
The discovery of the three Abruzzo sheepdog puppies in the boiler room raised spirits, even as rescuers located a seventh body.
His hopes were raised when a farmer with a large flock, usually used for sheepdog trials, expressed an interest in the project — and then dashed when the farmer decided not to let his animals tread the boards after all.
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SHEEPDOG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheepdog for English Language Learners
: a dog that is trained to control sheep
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