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The Old English Sheepdog is part of the Herding group. The Old English Sheepdog is a dog with Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Old English Sheepdog is Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Herding, The Old English Sheepdog lifestyle is Prefers outdoors, but can adapt to some indoor living

Old English Sheepdogs are prone to hip dysplasia and cataracts. It is important that when contacting a Old English Sheepdog breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Old English Sheepdog from a petstore which commonly are known to support Old English Sheepdog puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Old English Sheepdog health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Old English Sheepdog breed standard.

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Old English Sheepdog
Group:  Herding
Shoulder Height: 22.00 in - 23.50 in
Weight: 66+ pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: Above Average
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC

 



Country of Origin: Great Britain - This breed is neither old nor all English. Developed from the European shepherds such as Bergamasco or Russian Owtcharkas and then bred to the sheepdogs of the British Isles. Used as drover's dogs, they were sheared down annually in the spring with the sheep.

Character: This dog is intelligent, social, and adaptable.

Temperment: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. Visitors will get a warm reception.

Coat: Hair is very long, with a waterproof under-layer. Allowable colors are blue or grey. The head, belly, and front quarters are white.

Care Regular thorough weekly grooming with a brush is required. Excessive hair around the pads of the feet must be trimmed and the ears must be kept clean.

Colour: Any shade of grey, grizzle, blue, or blue merle w/wo white markings

Comments: Coat kept in show condition requires hours of care, but they enjoy it. Excellent family pet. Generally good disposition, eager to please, but easily distracted for obedience. Extremely adaptable to owners living styles. .

Purposes: Family Pet, Herding,

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