English Shepherd

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating
  • Overview

  • English Shepherds are believed to descend from a combination of the British Isles’ cattle- and sheepdogs, which Caesar brought to the British Isles when he took over these lands in 55 BC. This breed is fearless, gritty, and always ready to do tasks because he was originally bred to be a working dog. They are eager to please their humans; besides, they make a loyal watchdog alerting their owners when needed. Because of their instincts as a working dog, they require plenty of proper exercise. They fit better into a house that has a backyard where they can roam all the time. English Shepherd is a very intelligent dog, and therefore it is very important to him to get lots of mental exercises to keep him away from boredom. Early training and socialization are very important as well; otherwise, they can turn into being bossy and stubborn. The English Shepherd’s size is about 18 to 23 inches, and the weight is about 40 to 60 pounds.

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