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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdogs are stocky, muscular canines with a very intelligent expression.

About the Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdogs may be one of the most iconic-looking breeds across the world, and certainly in their native U.K. Strong and full of stamina, the Old English Sheepdog is a faithful and trustworthy dog, both at work and in the family home.

As well as being famous farm dogs, the Old English Sheepdog makes an excellent watchdog, thanks to their alert and protective nature.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Even-tempered / Confident / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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