Ger·man shep·herd (also German shepherd dog) • n. a large dog of a breed often used as guard dogs or guide dogs or for police work.
German shepherd (Alsatian) Working dog first bred in Germany in c.1900. It has woolly underhair and is black, grey, or black and tan. Height: c.64cm (25in) at the shoulder; weight: 27–38kg (60–85lb).
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