Belgian sheepdog
noun Date: 1929 any of a breed of hardy dogs developed in Belgium especially for herding sheep and having abundant long straight black hair with a dense undercoat

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  • Belgian sheepdog — n. any of a Belgian breed of large herding dog with a black coat, sometimes used as a guide dog …   English World dictionary

  • Belgian sheepdog — one of a Belgian breed of medium sized dogs having a long, straight black coat and erect ears, raised originally for herding sheep. [1925 30] * * * ▪ breed of dog also called  Groenendael    working dog developed in the village of Groenendaal,… …   Universalium

  • Belgian sheepdog — noun hardy working dog developed in Belgium for herding sheep • Syn: ↑Belgian shepherd • Hypernyms: ↑shepherd dog, ↑sheepdog, ↑sheep dog • Hyponyms: ↑groenendael, ↑malinois …   Useful english dictionary

  • Belgian Sheepdog — noun a) One of four variants of sheep herding dog bred in Belgium. b) The Groenendael variant of the above. Syn: Belgian Shepherd Dog, Belgian Shepherd, Belgian Groenendael …   Wiktionary

  • Belgian sheepdog — Bel′gian sheep′dog n. dch one of a Belgian breed of dogs with a long black coat and erect ears, raised orig. for herding sheep • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Belgian Shepherd Dog — (also know as the Belgian Sheepdog or Chien de Berger Belge) can refer to any of four varieties of dog: the Groenendael, the Laekenois, the Tervuren, or the Malinois. In some regions, these are considered four different varieties of a single… …   Wikipedia

  • belgian — griffon (small black or reddish black terrier); Belgian horse (draft horse); Belgian hare (rabbit); Belgian sheepdog …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = A male Groenendael name = Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) altname = Belgian Sheepdog Chien de Berger Belge country = Belgium fcistd = http://www.dogdomain.com/FCI/fcistandards/fci 015.htm fcigroup = 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = Belgian Malinois, one of four kinds of Belgian Shepherd Dogs. name = Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois altname = Belgian Malinois Chien de Berger Belge Mechelaar Mechelse Herder ( Mechelse Scheper ) Pastor Belga… …   Wikipedia

  • Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = name = Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) altname = Belgian Laekenois Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laeken) Chien de Berger Belge country = Belgium akcgroup = Foundation Stock Service (FSS) akcstd =… …   Wikipedia

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