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Old English Sheepdog
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The Old English Sheepdog was originally used as a drover to drive sheep and cattle to market. Known for their docked tails, it is now becoming less common, as laws in many countries have banned this procedure. Now more commonly used as a family dog that competes in obedience, agility and herding trials.

Life span: 10-12 years

Height: males 56-61 cm and females 51-56cm

Weight: males 32-45kg and females 27-36kg

Sporting a great shaggy coat the Old English Sheepdog is high maintenance in grooming! Dedication is needed in keeping the coat clean and tangle free. Drool is another common trait and clean freaks should be warned! They are large, bouncy and enthusiastic dogs who enjoy lots of exercise. Training and proper socialisation when they are young is a must.

Health Checks

If you intend to buy a puppy you must find a good breeder who can show you health clearances from BOTH of the puppies parents.

The health checks are:

Hip Dysplacia - This is an abnormality of the hip joint. Breed mean score 11.8 (parents should be lower)
Eye disease - Hereditary cataract; Multiocular defects (MOD) (litter screening); Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) (gradual loss of sight) (annual testing)

To Keep in mind…

Hypothyroidism - Caused by hormone decency in the thyroid gland. Signs can include obesity, mental dullness and lethargy.
Deafness - Fairly common and can provide challenges for both human and dog. Some forms can be treated with medication and surgery.

www.dogbreedhealth.com for more information.


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I plan to add one to the pack sometime in the future! I adore them! Only thing is, it has to be kept in a fluffy coat - haha! No shaving down for mine! I want a giant cotton ball to play around with! :D

They really aren't that common where I am, though. I think I've only seen one EVER in person, in my 23 years of living here. And it was out on a walk while we were driving, so I didn't even get to say hello! :(
 
I plan to add one to the pack sometime in the future! I adore them! Only thing is, it has to be kept in a fluffy coat - haha! No shaving down for mine! I want a giant cotton ball to play around with! :D

They really aren't that common where I am, though. I think I've only seen one EVER in person, in my 23 years of living here. And it was out on a walk while we were driving, so I didn't even get to say hello! :(
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