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German shepherd

one of a breed of large shepherd dogs having a coat ranging in color from gray to brindled, black-and-tan, or black, used especially in police work and as a guide for the blind.
Also called German shepherd dog, German police dog.
Origin of German shepherd
1930-35; shepherd probably as translation of German Schäferhund Unabridged
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German shepherd

another name for Alsatian (sense 1)
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