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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

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

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    Indy

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    Rowan

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  • Harri

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    Buddy

    Buddy

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    Levy

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Winston
  2. Charlie
  3. Oliver
  4. Cooper
  5. Murphy
  6. Duke
  7. Harry
  8. Max
  9. Ollie
  10. Rocky

For Female

  1. Willow
  2. Maggie
  3. Luna
  4. Molly
  5. Daisy
  6. Lucy
  7. Stella
  8. Rosie
  9. Pepper
  10. Gracie
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