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Old English Sheepdog

Overview of Old English Sheepdog



Old English Sheepdog dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of Old English Sheepdog is very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes . Basic origin of Old English Sheepdog is England. Old English Sheepdog is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Smartest Dogs, Old English Sheepdog is commonly Playful, Adaptable, Bubbly, Intelligent, Loving, Sociable. With wide open spaces being the ideal setting for an Old English Sheepdog, the breed is a natural fit in a rural setting, such as working on a farm; although, with proper exercise and training, they are perfectly comfortable with a suburban or urban lifestyle. Their remarkable, inherent herding instincts, sense of duty, and sense of property boundaries may be nurtured and encouraged accordingly, or subdued by their owners. Old English Sheepdogs should not be deprived of the company and the warmth of people.
Old English Sheepdog is available in gray, grizzle, blue or blue merle, brown, and fawn Colors.

Height and weight of Old English Sheepdog

Adult Male of Old English Sheepdog is about 31.8–45.4 kg and adult female of Old English Sheepdog is about 27.2–36.3 kg in Weight.
Height of Old English Sheepdog is commonly 56–61 cm.

Common Health Issues of Old English Sheepdog


Old English Sheepdog has tendency to suffer from hip dysplasia, cataracts, glaucoma, entropion, thyroid problems, deafness, diabetes, HD, PRA, allergies and skin problems.  

Appearance of Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is a large dog, immediately recognizable by its long, thick, shaggy grey and white coat, with fur covering their face and eyes. The ears lie flat to the head. Historically, the breed's tail was commonly docked (resulting in a panda bear-like rear end), but tailed Old English sheepdogs are now common, as many countries have outlawed cosmetic docking. When the dog has a tail, it has long fur (feathering), is low set, and normally hangs down.

Working Class of Old English Sheepdog

Basically Old English Sheepdog is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion dog.

Training of Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Old English Sheepdog.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Old English Sheepdog should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Old English Sheepdog

Daily exercise for your Old English Sheepdog is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Old English Sheepdog is recommended Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Old English Sheepdog with children and other pets

Old English Sheepdogs may try to 'herd' children and other pets by circling, poking, or nipping a them.

Special instructions related to your Old English Sheepdog

With wide open spaces being the ideal setting for an Old English Sheepdog, the breed is a natural fit in a rural setting, such as working on a farm; although, with proper exercise and training, they are perfectly comfortable with a suburban or urban lifestyle. Their remarkable, inherent herding instincts, sense of duty, and sense of property boundaries may be nurtured and encouraged accordingly, or subdued by their owners. Old English Sheepdogs should not be deprived of the company and the warmth of people.

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