shepherd dog

noun

Examples of shepherd dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other moments rarely captured on film that viewers can expect in the new show include a group of humpback whales disrupting the hunt of a pod of killer whales in Antarctica and a guardian shepherd dog defending his flock of sheep from a hunting puma. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Andrea Wood, 53, from nearby Whitwick, who runs a kennel and breeds German shepherd dogs, was raised in Coalville, a place that suffered economically when mines closed in the 1980s. Stephen Castle, New York Times, 11 July 2023 Dory, a German shepherd dog, fell from a cliff in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach at around 7 p.m. Wednesday. oregonlive, 15 June 2023 He’s rapped about his horse, lifted a golden barbell in front of his cabinet, ordered construction of a giant golden statue of a Turkmen shepherd dog and performed doughnuts in his rally car in front of the Gates of Hell to dispel rumors about his death. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2022 At that moment Hayek Pinault’s white Swiss shepherd dog, Lobito, ambles into the room and settles alongside her platform shearling slippers (Gucci). Sam Reed, Glamour, 8 Feb. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shepherd dog was in the 15th century

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“Shepherd dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shepherd%20dog. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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