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police dog

a dog trained to assist the police.
Origin of police dog
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for police dog
  • Following several warnings by the officers, a police dog was sent into the crawl space and found the suspect hiding inside.
  • Police officers set up containment of the area and a police dog was brought in to search.
  • Chained in a corner was a huge police dog, which strained on its fastenings and snarled at the detectives.
  • In this romantic western, the real stars are a mustang and a police dog.
  • The police dog is trained to respond to voice commands or hand signals given from a distance by the police officer handler.
  • Finding and testing good police dog candidates is a time consuming process.
  • The local police will offer vehicle driving and bicycling safety information and police dog demonstrations.
  • Ultimately, a police dog was sent inside the residence.
  • He ran from the police and was chased by a police dog.
  • May patrol high crime rate areas and shifts with a trained police dog.
British Dictionary definitions for police dog

police dog

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