Old English Sheepdog: Personality & Health Issues
Old English Sheepdog:

Large, square and agile, the Old English Sheepdog is distinguished by its coat of long grey-blue or white and black hair.  This breed was developed by sheep farmers in the English West Country, and by the mid-nineteenth century the breed was widespread in rural areas as working dogs, driving livestock.

The English Sheepdog is extremely affectionate, loves playing with children, and watches over them with the care it once lavished on flocks.  Because of their easy going and peaceful nature, they are considered one of the top 10 worst watchdogs.

Average Lifespan Of The Old English Sheepdog:
10-12 years.
Average Weight: Males: 70-90 lbs.  Females: 60-80 lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Hip Dysplasia

Extra Lashes

Cataract (Congenital)

PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)

Retinal Detachment
English Sheepdog Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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