Get to know the Old English Sheepdog
All you need to know about the breed
Old English Sheepdogs look like bumbling, gentle giants but there’s much more to them than their fluffy appearance. They are great house dogs, as they are watchul, playful and friendly. Old English Sheepdogs have a good-natured temperament that goes beyond humans - all household pets that behave respectfully (including dogs) will be taken under the breed’s paw. Training and supervision around young ones is required, due to the breed’s enthusiastic energy. And size.
While this canine can adapt well to apartments, they need more than a back garden to satisfy their exercise needs. Your Old English Sheepdog will be content to join you on a daily walk or run, and rarely refuses the opportunity to play. When you’ve both had enough outdoor time, they’ll hit their “off” button to be a calm companion around the house.
Hair. So much hair. Their coat is perhaps the most high maintenance quality of the breed, as it traps everything from the outside and brings it indoors. An Old English Sheepdog requires daily grooming to prevent matting - the bedraggled look is never in. If you’re not too precious about the furniture and enjoy an active lifestyle, then the loyal Old English Sheepdog may well be your perfect canine match.
2 facts about Old English Sheepdogs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Old English Sheepdog