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Old English Sheepdog Info

Old English Sheepdog Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 20-24" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 60-65 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Old English Sheepdog is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 65 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Old English Sheepdog breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Old English Sheepdog should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Old English Sheepdog Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Old English Sheepdog Temperament

originally used as herding dogs but nowadays make sweet-tempered family pets. They are sometimes couch potatoes but love nothing more than to play with children. Described as lovable teddy bears, Old English Sheepdogs make excellent family pets and may even try to herd children by gently bumping them. Old English Sheepdogs are protective, alert, faithful and gentle.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia and cataracts

Old English Sheepdog Coat

Old English Sheepdog Dog Colors

Gray, grizzle (a mixture of black and white hairs), blue or blue merle with or without white markings or in reverse; eyes, brown or blue

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