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Old English Sheepdog


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Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog breed is intelligent, funny, social, and adaptable which means can live outside and inside, although they sometimes seem to not be all that intelligent on first impressions. It generally gets along well with children, other dogs, other pets, and visitors. Like all herding breeds, it requires plenty of exercise, both mental and physical.

They are bubbly and playful, and some times may be stubborn, depending on their mood. Sheepdogs are excellent, intuitive and loving companions, even earning the title babysitter around young children.

The herding instinct that has been carried down through the generations is astonishing. They have been known to not only herd livestock, but also their family members. They will push (not bite or nip) any family member away from dangerous objects and people.

These animals are gentle with other dogs and are always willing to play with you.


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Megan

"Paul McCartney had this breed!!"


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Old English Sheepdog Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Old English Sheepdog
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
58cm (22in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
30kg (66lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Herd

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