police dog

a dog trained to assist the police.


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police dog
a dog, often an Alsatian, trained to help the police, as in tracking

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Example sentences
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.
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