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Old English Sheepdog

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Old English Sheepdog Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Old English Sheepdog
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
58cm (22in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
30kg (66lbs)
How long the animal lives for
12 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog

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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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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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