Old English Sheepdogs are big balls of fluff with an almost human like, playful disposition! The Old English Sheepdog originally was bred in England for driving or herding sheep, working their masters ranch or farm. They once were called Shepherds dogs, or Bobtails! Old English Sheepdogs still are used as they were intended today, but more commonly they have evolved to become the perfect indoor companion dog to many families.
Old English Sheepdogs take a little longer to mature out of the puppy phase in that they are very playful and puppy like well past the puppy stage. The Old English Sheepdog is an intelligent dog and is easy to train with proper and consistent guidance. Old English Sheepdogs are extremely loving, loyal, playful, easily adaptable, sociable, bubbly dogs. Old English Sheepdogs are extremely affectionate and loving dogs and are happiest when at their owners side!
Old English Sheepdogs are large breed dogs with an extremely dense, double coat that requires a moderate amount of grooming. Surprisingly, Old English Sheepdogs shed very little to almost not at all. Sheepdogs should be brushed regularly, if not daily, and regular overall grooming helps your dog look and stay their best and should be done every eight to twelve weeks!
Old English Sheepdogs love all the seasons, especially winter where you will find them playing and rolling in the snow! Mine also love the water and are usually the first ones in and the last ones out! The Old English Sheepdog has a moderate energy level and should be exercised daily. Because of their double coats, Sheepdogs can tolerate all temperatures. Old English Sheepdogs have a life expectancy of 10-12 years and grow to an average of 75-95 pounds, of course, some weigh less and many top the scales past 95 pounds.
Old English Sheepdog Puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks. Puppies will go home with AKC limited registration papers, a vet health checklist, shot/worming record, a Purina Puppy Chow Kit, sample of Purina puppy chow, toys, biscuits, and a blanket with moms scent lovingly attached!
Contact Great Lakes Kennel today to find out how to adopt one of our beautiful little fluff balls!