Definition Of sheepdog
a dog trained to guard and herd sheep.
On their last morning, the birds are herded by sheepdogs into a darkened ‘starving pen’ - and from there, they are attracted by the light into boxes with a hatch into the slaughter room.
Example Of sheepdog
A farmer who lived a simple life with his two sheepdogs ensured that the animals would have a good home when he died - by leaving them and his 18th century farmhouse to an agricultural engineer.
A shepherd watched his flock through binoculars and his sheepdog watched from the back of the quadbike.
At the lower end of the animal scale, the popular breed of German sheepdogs was rebranded as ‘Alsatians’, and dachshunds disappeared from the streets.
Breeders who select the stud dogs and bitches within a breed effectively direct the breed's progress, and among sheepdogs , the eminent dogs have been those that excelled at sheepdog trials.
Collies, in those days, were known as rough-coated sheepdogs or smooth-coated sheepdogs , depending on their coat type.