Olde English Sheepdog

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Breed Group: Herding
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A very adaptable breed, this dog is friendly, intelligent, and gentle. Herding instincts are present in this breed, but is a regular couch potato. Making a great family companion, this breed is friendly and his endearing personality will be sure to steal your hearts. Can be protective of their territory and family, but is rarely used as a watchdog, or guard dog as the Old English Sheepdog is very affectionate.
Even-tempered and faithful, the Old English Sheepdog has quite a presence about him. Excellent in a family environment, this breed does regularly bump, or sometimes push trying to herd the family. This trait can be trained out of this breed, however it is usually harmless. Great child's companion, and a wonderful teddy bear like appearance.
An intelligent breed displaying no signs of aggression or shyness, the Old English Sheepdog is ideal for the home life. With an even disposition, this breed does very well in a herding or working environment. Natural herding instincts are present and would do exceptionally well in country life. Protective and sweet makes this the perfect household companion, and protector of family.
Coat of this breed must be brushed down to the undercoat to prevent tangles or matting. Brushing and combing regularly will keep the coat soft and tangle free. The Old English Sheepdog is a heavy shedder during warmer seasons which makes clipping this breed ideal if not being used for show. Trimming is necessary.
The Old English Sheepdog has a rather long double coat. Outer coat should be coarse and harsh, sometimes wiry, while the undercoat should be soft, downy and wavy. Coat should be fluffy, yet not too, giving the dog the appearance of being overweight.
The Old English Sheepdog does wonderfully in herding, and is rather intelligent. This sheepdog requires a firm handler as they can be strong willed and stubborn. A variety of training methods is recommended as this breed tends to do things the way he sees fit. A range of training techniques will keep him interested and alert.
The Old English Sheepdog does best with a medium sized yard, however if given regular opportunities to exercise, no yard would be fine. This breed loves a long brisk walk, or a nice run as they were originally bred for working. Proper water must always be available as this breed has a long coat and can become heated quickly.
Male: 70-90; Female: 60-80 lbs
Male: 22; Female: 21 inches
any shade of gray, grizzle, blue, blue merles with or without white markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Olde English Sheepdog puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Olde English Sheepdog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Olde English Sheepdog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Olde English Sheepdogs sold is $1,500.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Olde English Sheepdog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,800 upwards to $6,800 or even more for an Olde English Sheepdog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Olde English Sheepdogs sold is $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,500.00
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $3,800.00 to $6,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1427 Olde English Sheepdog puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Olde English Sheepdog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Olde English Sheepdogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Olde English Sheepdog Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1427 Olde English Sheepdog dogs.
  • 1. Max
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Bandit
  • 4. Daisy
  • 5. Dixie
  • 6. Sadie
  • 7. Sophie
  • 8. Barkley
  • 9. Dylan
  • 10. Oes Pups Due
  • 11. Samson
  • 12. Shaggy
  • 13. Winston
  • 14. Almo
  • 15. Carson
  • 16. Charlie
  • 17. Chloe
  • 18. Cooper
  • 19. Frankie
  • 20. George

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Anonymous asked:
Hi I hope you can help me with this question. I was on your site and your dogs are beautiful. I have an old English Sheepdog and now she’s approaching eight years old and we have had a serious problem with her undercoat not coming in and her constant licking and itching her skin is dry and has little bumps in it. I feel sorry for the dog. I’ve been to the vet six times and tried several meds.. they do not have an answer. I know you don’t have to help me because I am not one of your clients but I looking for answers and maybe you have come across this problem we have tested. The thyroid several blood test and no answers. If you can help me I would really appreciate it thank you very much Dave

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I'm sorry to hear that your girl is going through so much frustration and discomfort. I understand what you are asking and I am surprised that a vet has not been able to figure out the problem for you. Without being able to physically see what the dog looks like (ie: the trouble areas), it is going to be hard to say what it could or could not be. However, the first idea that comes to my head is that it is an allergy. Allergies in dogs, such as in people can manifest in many different ways. One of these ways being very dry / itchy skin with little bumps. I would suggest starting her on a vegetarian dog diet and wait a minimum of 2 weeks with her on the new food. If there is no change, then I would continue on with the idea that it could be a type of mange, and / or a mite infection. I would get my vet to do some skin scrapes to see if they can find any mites. Now, if after 2 weeks the dogs skin is looking better and the inflammation has decreased, then you know that it is an allergy. You can slowly start to add different things to your dogs food / diet to see if you can find out what she is allergic too. Also to remember, dogs can be allergic to other things as well, such as detergents that are used to wash bedding, dog shampoos, preservatives in fabrics such as leashes / collars, pollen, something in their water, or even an air freshener that is used on their bed or blanket. Start working from the top and see if you can do some detective work to find out if it is an allergy or not.

Anonymous asked:
Do Olde English Sheepdogs prefer their hair in their eyes are out of their eyes?

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The Olde English Sheepdog can not 'prefer' to have hair in their eyes or not as they do not know the difference if they grow up with it. If your Olde English Sheepdog is going to be a show dog, then he/she does need to meet the set breed standard and have the hair covering the eyes (as for protection). But if your dog is going to be a companion animal then you can clip the hair so that the dog can see easier.

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I have a registered Old English Sheepdog and want to breed him before he is too old. What is the best avenue for stud service?

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Unless your stud has gone through and passed all of his medical testing, including hips, eyes, elbows and heart. As well as excelled at at least one aspect of the breed such as confirmation showing, obedience trails, herding trials, ect. it is best to have your dog neutered and love him as a pet. But if your dog has completed all above, then it is best to contact a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder in your area and see if they would like a stud from outside of their lines.

Anonymous asked:
How much do Olde English Sheepdogs shed?



They don't shed at all! Get ready to pay that groomer, $80 every time mine goes in.


Olde English Sheepdogs do shed, especially in the fall.


I own two Olde English Sheepdogs and, believe me, they do shed! They require regular grooming, at least once or twice a week to keep them from matting.


They shed about as much as a person because they have hair not fur like most dogs. Regular brushing will remove any loose hair. They don't shed anywhere near as much as a German Shepherd or Golden Retriever.


I have owned 7 sheepdogs and have never had a problem with shedding!

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If a 1-year-old Olde English Sheepdog is very aggressive with food, can it change to be a good dog?

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Food aggression/possession is learned either by the dogs mother or because of a mistake a human did while handling the food when the dog was young. It can be changed though. Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer and he/she will be able to help you.

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Updated: 7/4/2022