Meaning of German shepherd

Ger'man shep'herd

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of a breed of large shepherd dogs having a coat ranging in color from gray to brindled, black-and-tan, or black, used esp. in police work and as a guide for the blind. Also called
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