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