shepherd dog


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Recent Examples on the Web One of the most notorious is a giant golden statue of a Turkmen shepherd dog, Berdymukhamedov's favorite breed and one of the country's official symbols. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 9 Jan. 2022 The pups, which ranged from birth to seven months old, spanned three popular dog breeds, including Jack Russell terriers, cane corsos, and white shepherd dogs. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of shepherd dog

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shepherd dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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