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    Old English Sheepdog Characteristics

    Breed Name
    Size
    Large
    Energy
    Moderate
    Weight
    60-100 lbs
    Coat
    Shaggy, hard coat.

    About Old English Sheepdogs

    These loyal, charming dogs make excellent family pets. They are very sweet, intelligent, and love to be around people, making them ideal for home life. Old English Sheepdogs are large in size and have long, fluffy coats. As their name implies, these dogs were originally bred in England to be sheep herders, but are today more often used as companion animals than working dogs. The Old English Sheepdog is sure to steal the hearts of anyone that meets one!

    Did You Know?

    This breed was featured in Disney's The Little Mermaid as Prince Eric's dog Max.

    Origin of the Old English Sheepdog

    The origins of this intelligent and easygoing breed are one of the most uncertain. It was most likely bred in the west of England, perhaps largely from the Scotch Bearded Collie.

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