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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog
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The Old English Sheepdog, also known as the OES or "Bobtail," is a large breed of dog that is known for its distinct shaggy coat and cheerful demeanor. Here's more information about their temperament, lifespan, shedding, training, and puppyhood:


Old English Sheepdogs are known for being loyal, loving, and friendly with their families. They tend to have a playful and goofy personality, and they often enjoy being around children. They can be wary of strangers and may have a protective streak, so early socialization is important to ensure they develop good manners and confidence around new people and situations.


The average lifespan of an Old English Sheepdog is between 10 and 12 years.


Old English Sheepdogs have a long, thick coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. They shed moderately throughout the year and heavily twice a year during seasonal coat changes.


Old English Sheepdogs are intelligent and eager to please, making them generally easy to train. However, they can also be stubborn at times and may require a patient and consistent approach. Positive reinforcement training methods, such as reward-based training, are recommended for this breed.


Old English Sheepdog puppies are known for their playful and curious nature. They require socialization and training from a young age to ensure they develop into well-behaved and confident adults. They also require daily exercise to burn off their energy and keep them physically and mentally healthy.

Old English Sheepdog is a lovable and loyal companion that can make a great addition to the right home. However, their high grooming needs and moderate shedding should be taken into consideration before bringing one into your family.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #70
2017: #70
2016: #75
2015: #74
Origin:United Kingdom
Breed Group:Herding (AKC:1888 & UKC)
Life span:10-12 years
Height:Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm)
Weight:Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg)
Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg)
Colors:Blue & White
Blue Gray & White
Blue Merle & White
Gray & White
Grizzle & White
Litter Size:5-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1200 - $1500 USD

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Rank Male Female
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2 Buddy Daisy
3 Duke Sophie
4 Bailey Coco
5 Lucky Lilly
6 Oscar Rosie
7 Cody Ellie
8 Henry Pepper
9 Baxter Piper
10 Sammy Layla
11 Ollie Dixie
12 Finn Shelby
13 Benny Allie
14 Mac Ava
15 Chewy Nikki
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