Originating in England, the English Shepherd is a versatile working breed that is adept at performing a variety of tasks. They are highly skilled at herding sheep, cattle, pig, and poultry. English Shepherd's are also capable of watchdog duties, hunting, vermin eradication, and companion. This breed is considered to be uncommon and rare.
The English Shepherd is of medium size, well-balanced, agile, and courageous. They are built for speed, are muscular, sturdy, and possess great stamina. Ever alert, this breed exhibits a high degree of intelligence.
Does your English Shepherd bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The English Shepherd breed is not recommended for first time or inexperienced owners. They are fearless, affectionate, loyal, and devoted. They have a tendency to form a close attachment to one particular family member. The English Shepherd is good with children, dogs, and other household pets they have been raised with. English Shepherd's are wary and suspicious of strangers and will guard and protect their family, property, and territory.
Regular brushing is recommended for the English Shepherd breed. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. This breed has a very low incidence of Hip Dysplasia.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
The English Shepherd is a double coat breed. The outer coat is moderately coarse, long, straight, or slightly wavy. The under coat is dense, fine, and soft.
The English Shepherd is willing and eager to please. Early socialization and obedience is a must. They require a dominant handler, but will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new English Shepherd puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
English Shepherd's are not recommended for city or apartment living. They must have a rural setting with ample acreage to roam, run, and work. The English Shepherd requires an inoridante amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 45-70; Female: 40-50 lbs
Male: 19-24; Female: 18-21 inches
Black, black and white, black and tan, sable and white. May be tri-colored or solid.