In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pastor alemán masculineovejero alemán masculine Southern Coneperro (de) policía masculinepolicial masculine Chile
- He was considering raising a motion at council to require certain breeds to be muzzled while in public, including Dobermans, German shepherds, pit bulls, and bull terriers.
- The force has up to 35 dogs at any one time including collies, Labradors and German shepherds.
- She walked past cages holding dignified German shepherds, alert Dobermans, sleek Labrador and beautiful Golden Retrievers.
- Pendle has six German shepherd dogs, three springer spaniels and a Labrador, all trained to find either humans or illegal substances.
- The dog trainer, who has worked with both Rottweilers and German shepherds for the army and police forces, insisted they were not inherently dangerous animals.
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