Old English Sheepdog

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Overview: The Old English Sheepdog is a lovable companion for any family. Bred to herd sheep, he needs a good deal of exercise. His heavy coat needs less care than you may think and serves as an all-weather insulation.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 70-90, female: 60-80
Height (in): male: 22 and up, female: 21 and up
Colors: Any shade of gray, grizzle, blue, blue merles with or without white markings or in reverse.
Coat: The coat is profuse, but not excessive. It consists of a waterproof undercoat and a hard, shaggy outer coat that is neither straight nor curly.
Character: Olde English Sheepdogs are very social dogs. Intelligent and adaptable, they train easily.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. Visitors usually receive a warm reception.
Care: Its coat needs brushing or combing every other day, or it may form mats. Excessive hair around the footpads should be trimmed and the ears must be kept clean.
Training: This breed requires a gentle and consistent approach.
Activity: The Olde English Sheepdog needs a fair amount of exercise, but is fine if you miss a day on occasion.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is generally healthy, but may be prone to hip dysplasia and cataracts.
Life Expectancy: 10-12
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