police dog



a dog trained to assist the police.

Origin of police dog

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for police dog

Historical Examples of police dog

  • For example, he can't bear dogs, because once a police-dog took him for an ordinary thief.

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British Dictionary definitions for police dog

police dog


a dog, often a German shepherd dog, trained to help the police, as in tracking
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