Old English Sheepdog Breed
Old English Sheepdog Classification:
Old English Sheepdogs are herd dogs.
Other Names: Bobtail, Shepherd's
Dog, OES, the Shepherd's Dog,
Sheepdog in Foreign Languages:
Cornish: ki deves
French: chien de berger
German: Schäferhund, Hirtenhund
Italian: cane da pastore
Malay: anjing kambing bebiri,
anjing kambing biri-biri
Manx: coo keyrragh
Romanian: câine ciobanesc,
câine de stâna
Scottish Gaelic: ců-chaorach
Spanish: perro pastor
Welsh: ci defaid
Origins: Old English Sheepdogs
were initially bred in Great Britain to
Description: Old English Sheepdogs
are medium sized dogs, with a squarely
built frame. Their features are "hidden"
by their long shaggy coat, they have ears
that lay flat against their head, and
they frequently have a docked tail.
Size: Old English Sheepdogs weigh
between 60 to 90 lbs, they stand 21 to
25 inches tall at the shoulder.
||22-25 inches tall
||21-24 inches tall
Coat: Old English Sheepdogs have
a long, double, thick, shaggy grey and
Disposition: Old English Sheepdogs
are instinctive herd dogs, and protective
of their "flock". They are gentle
and watchful. Old English Sheepdogs can
be stubborn, and may not be easy to train.
Type Dog: Old English Sheepdogs
are herd dogs.
Litter Size: Old English Sheepdogs
give birth to litters of 5 to 8 puppies.
Behavior: Old English Sheepdogs
are playful and clever, they require regular
vigorous exercise, they can become mischevious
when bored or lonely.
Traits: Active, protective, social,
playful, clever, and adaptable
Country of Origin: England
Life Span: Old English Sheepdogs
typically live 10 to 12 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC