Definitions for old english sheepdog
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Old′ Eng′lish sheep′dog(n.)
one of an English breed of large, stocky sheepdogs having a bobbed tail and a long, shaggy gray or blue-gray and white coat that hangs over the eyes.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Origin of Old English sheepdog:
Old English sheepdog, bobtail(noun)
large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
Old English Sheepdog(Noun)
A breed of herding dog (also used as a pet), with shaggy grey and white fur also covering its face, and a docked tail.
Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dog. The Old English Sheepdog can grow a very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes. Obsolete names of the breed include Shepherd's Dog and bob-tailed sheep-dog. It is still nicknamed Bob-tail because historically, the tail was traditionally docked in this breed.
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