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      Old English Sheepdog Characteristics

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

      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.