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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is a spirited breed that likes to show of its working ability and that amazing shaggy coat. These guys have been around since the early 1800’s and are still best used as herding dogs. They can make great family pets as long as you are ready to fill their exercise and grooming needs.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 21-24in

Female: 20-22in

Weight

Male: 80-100lb

Female: 60-85lb

Fun Fact

Paul McCartney’s Old English Sheepdog was famously present in many of his recording sessions.

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About this Breed

The Old English Sheepdog is a remarkable breed that comes with a lot of energy and a even more hair. These guys originated in western England during the 19th Century. They make great herding dogs and with that comes their boundless energy. Old English Sheepdogs do best in a large space where they can run to their heart’s content. With their fluffy coat, these dogs require a heavy amount of weekly grooming. This is a playful breed that can make wonderful companions, especially in family settings. They must be trained from a young age to respect children and not try to herd or nip them though.

Old English Sheepdogs on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Old English Sheepdog ancestry.

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    Winston

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    Clyde

    Clyde

    Purebred

    Harri

    Harri

    Purebred

    Buddy

    Buddy

    Purebred

  • Sophie

    Sophie

    Purebred

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    Pippa

    Pippa

    Purebred

    Bubba

    Bubba

    Purebred

  • Samson

    Samson

    Purebred

    Gus

    Gus

    Purebred

    Brinkley

    Brinkley

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    Jolene

    Jolene

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Max
  2. Winston
  3. Harry
  4. Oliver
  5. Cooper
  6. Gus
  7. Fergus
  8. George
  9. Gunner
  10. Henry

For Female

  1. Molly
  2. Daisy
  3. Maggie
  4. Willow
  5. Sophie
  6. Stella
  7. Poppy
  8. Millie
  9. Luna
  10. Georgia

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Ohio, United States
  4. Utah, United States
  5. Washington, United States
  6. Indiana, United States
  7. Pennsylvania, United States
  8. Colorado, United States
  9. Michigan, United States
  10. Missouri, United States

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