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Old English Sheepdog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Bobtail
Breed Group: Herding Group Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm)
Breed Origin: Great Britain Weight: 60 to 100 lbs.
Appearance
Physically, he is a muscular, compact-looking dog with a very intelligent expression. The OES's most distinctive feature is his profuse coat. It is of a fairly hard texture, shaggy but not curly. The undercoat is a waterproof pile. He may be any shade of grey, grizzle, blue or blue merle, with or without white markings.
 

Temperament
Loyal, affectionate, and protective of his loved ones, the Old English Sheepdog is an intelligent breed. These dogs have plenty of enthusiasm and energy, and love to play - although their large size means that they should be watched around smaller children who could easily be knocked over. The Old English Sheepdog loves the company and attention of his owners and family, and likes to be involved with everything that is going on. This is not the right dog for those with little time to devote to a pet, as failure to provide your Old English Sheepdog with the necessary attention and interaction can lead to boredom and destructive behavior. This is a very entertaining breed, and will keep you amused for hours with his clownish ways. He is also very friendly and sociable, making a good family pet.

He is a playful, agile dog, excellent with children and a dependable family protector. He is intelligent, adaptable and good-natured with no signs of agression, shyness or nervousness. The Old English Sheepdog is very affectionate and makes an ideal companion in the home.

 
History
The Old English Sheepdog, or the Bobtail, is believed to have descended from a variety of European herding breeds and was developed by English sheep farmers to herd and drive sheep to market. The breed can be traced back over 200 years. The first Old English Sheepdog Club was founded in 1888.
 
Health
The life expectancy of the Old English Sheepdog is around 12-14 years, and there are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes cataracts, glaucoma, entropion, thyroid problems, deafness, diabetes, HD, PRA, allergies, skin problems, and heatstroke in full coated dogs. The parents of the Old English Sheepdog puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.
 
 
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Old English Sheepdog Breed Clubs/Associatons
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Other Breed Clubs  
Old English Sheepdog Club of America  
Old English Sheepdog & Owners' Club of Canada (OESOCC)  
The Old English Sheepdog Club of South Australia  
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Old English Sheepdog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 4
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 4
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
 
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