Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
Size
Large
Height
Males – at least 22 inches at the withers, Females – at least 21 inches at the withers
Weight
70 to 90 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
Any shade of gray, grizzle, blue, or blue merle with or without white markings; or the reverse
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience

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.

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.”

Training Old English Sheepdogs

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