Old English sheepdogs are big balls of fluff with a clown like playful disposition! They were originally bred in England for herding and driving sheep working on farms and ranches. Old English Sheepdogs are still used today, but more commonly they have become the perfect family companion.
Old English Sheepdogs take a little longer to mature out of the puppy phase. They are very playful and puppy like well past there puppy stage. Being they are a herding breed, OES puppies tend to be mouthier then other breeds. Redirecting and positive reinforcement works well. To make a well rounded family member Sheepdogs need lots of socialization.
Old English Sheepdogs are extremely loving, loyal, sociable bubbly dogs. They are intelligent dogs that can be easy to train with proper and consistent guidance. On a con, they can be stubborn as all get out!
They are considered velcro dogs and are happiest at their owners side.
Old English Sheepdogs are a large breed dog. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years and grow to an average of 75-95 lbs. They are a double coated breed that requires a high amount of grooming. Sheepdogs need to be brushed regularly, if not daily. We spend 2-3 hours a week with each of our adults. Puppies do not require much grooming when brought home but it is the perfect time to get them use to the grooming routine. There is nothing worse then grooming an adult dog that fights to be groomed. Starting out young is key!