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  • n  any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep

  • When he sits in a chair he sprawls like a sheepdog at rest but his blue, humor-flecked eyes look out from under knitted brows waiting for the argument to begin.
  • Lucky, a sheepdog, had a short-lived stay in Washington; after he failed obedience school, he was sent to the Reagans' ranch in California.
  • This is partly because he was on his way to a sheepdog competition in Canada--McCaig, 67, a distinguished Civil War novelist, runs a sheep farm in Virginia by day.
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  • Amy Smith in Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
    A little bit of imagination and a thrift store go a long way,Smith said. "You can kind of look at a piece and think, 'Wouldn't an Old English Sheepdog look cute on that?'"
  • Russel Honore in Fleet Owner
    Even though the sheep may often despise the sheepdog, it is the sheepdog that takes care of them; that drives off the wolves,Honore said. "And remember this: compared to wolves, the sheepdog is often underweight and smaller. Yet it goes...
  • Alan Titchmarsh in Matlock Today
    Alan said: "As a country man I love seeing everything to do with the countryside being celebrated and there's everything here from dry stone wall making to sheepdog trials. The thing is, these things are still very much part of our way of life in...

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