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!
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The Bearded Collie, or “Beardie” as it is affectionately called, is often confused with the Old English Sheepdog. (The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is their tail – Beardies have one, OES don’t!) Bearded Collies have large, expressive eyes and are medium sized, reaching approximately 45-55 lbs. in adulthood. These dogs are bouncy, intelligent, and have charming personalities. They are excellent with children, eager to please and excel at dog sports such as agility, obedience, and herding.
Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent dog breed in the world. Because of this, they are highly trainable and are eager to please, and excel at herding, agility, and other dog sports. These athletic dogs are high energy and need mental and physical stimulation. Border Collies are also affectionate and devoted to their owners.
This large breed has Hungarian roots from the 16th century. Komondor is very muscular, robust, and slightly longer than tall. This breed requires a dog-skilled pet parent because they are very independent thinkers and stubborn. Komondor is very affectionate and gentle with his human family, young children, and other pets. However, it always needs to be supervised when young children are playing with them in order to make sure the dog doesn’t misunderstand the chasing and pulling games. This breed is a real guard dog; they are the happiest when there is someone they need to watch over. Komondor has a moderate energy level and requires daily walks. The average weight is 70 to 80 pounds, and the size is about 25 to 28 inches.
Adaptable, gentle and just a little clownish, the Sheepadoodle is a super trainable, super lovable crossbreed that combines the best characteristics of two of the most loyal breeds in the world, the Old English Sheepdog, and the Standard Poodle. This affectionate and fun-loving crossbreed is terrific family companion who is as smart as they are beautiful. Bright and eager-to-please, Sheepadoodles are not just charming, they’re highly trainable, great with children and profoundly loyal to their families. Sheepadoodles are sweet, but also a little head-strong and independent which can sometimes translate into destructive behavior when not regularly exercised. Sheepadoodles do best with active families who have the time to keep them active, exercised and mentally stimulated. Sheepadoodles are easy to keep groomed, though daily brushing is needed to keep them looking their best. Courageous, gentle, and always hilarious, the Sheepadoodle is a fantastic family dog any way you look at it.
Australian Shepherds are the ultimate working dogs. Actually not from Australia, as one might rationally conclude, these pups grew in popularity as herding dogs because of their high energy levels and impressive intellect. These dogs like to be occupied with a job to do, and excel at many activities, including herding, search and rescue, and agility. Aussies often have distinctive merle coloring and bright, striking eyes that come in a variety of colors. They are medium-sized, smart, loyal dogs and make devoted companions to active families.
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