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Old English sheepdog

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noun

one of an English breed of large working dogs having a long, shaggy, gray or blue-merle and white coat that hangs over the eyes, and a bobbed tail, originally developed to drive sheep and cattle.

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Origin of Old English sheepdog

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for Old English sheepdog

Old English sheepdog

noun

a breed of large bobtailed sheepdog with a profuse shaggy coat
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