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Old English Sheepdog

First developed in western England, the Old English Sheepdog originated about 150 years ago. A loving house dog, the Old English Sheepdog is intelligent, even-tempered and equally at home in an apartment or large house. An athletic dog with clownish energy, he requires regular exercise or a job. His beautiful, profuse coat requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Prince Eric’s companion, “Max,” in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is an Old English Sheepdog. Old English Sheepdogs have been featured in several Jim Hensen creations, including the popular television show for preschoolers “Sesame Street,” the 1986 fantasy film “Labyrinth,” and the television series “Fraggle Rock.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt owned an Old English Sheepdog named “Tiny.”
Also Known As:
Shepherds Dog
Bob-tailed Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – at least 55.5 centimetres at the withers
    Females – at least 53 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 31.5 to 40.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any shade of gray, grizzle, blue, or blue merle with or without white markings; or the reverse
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both