Meaning of Old English sheepdog

Old' Eng'lish sheep'dog

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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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