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police dog

noun
1.
a dog trained to assist the police.
Origin of police dog
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • She also was of the yellow variety with the suspicious and spiteful look of an undersized black Belgian police dog.

  • He was a police dog with the dignity of a prince and the lightness of a plume.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • He went into the house, and must have gone to his room, where the police dog had been shut up for hours in disgrace.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • And you know, a police dog can look formidable as a panther.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • He comes from Germany, where he was first a watchdog and was later trained as a police dog.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • "One would think he was a police dog and had been trained to hunt down thieves," said the constable.

  • Captain Thénault labours away at the messroom piano, or in lighter mood plays with Fram, his police dog.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • This wandering about I considered necessary in order to delay and perhaps bamboozle any police dog put on my track.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
British Dictionary definitions for police dog

police dog

noun
1.
a dog, often a German shepherd dog, trained to help the police, as in tracking
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