The Old English Sheepdog is a sheepdog that originated in Great Britain.
Appearance & Grooming
The Old English Sheepdog is a large dog. They have a rough, dense coat in blue, white, gray, grizzle, and merle. The Old English Sheepdog sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Old English Sheepdog is known for its adaptable, playful, loving, sociable, and intelligent character. They tend to play well with older children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children and other dogs.
The Old English Sheepdog has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Old English Sheepdog should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.
The Old English Sheepdog is a smart dog, but gets bored easily. Fun, short training sessions are an effective way to train this breed. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.