any of a breed of large dog somewhat resembling a wolf, with a bushy tail and erect ears, developed in Germany to herd sheep, now often used as a guard dog, a police dog, and a guide for the blind
A dog of a large breed developed in Germany, having a dense grayish to brownish or black coat and often trained to assist the police. Also called police dog .
(plural German Shepherds)
- A medium-sized breed of dog often used as a guard dog or police dog.
A more commonly used shortening from German Shepherd Dog.