ARCHETYPICAL SHAGGY DOG-OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG

ARCHETYPICAL SHAGGY DOG-OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG

     

"They are affectionate athletic dog"

OVERVIEW:

They were developed in England. They are large dogs. They were basically bred to help farmers in driving cattle and sheep. They are good at nature. They easily adapt in any sort of environment. They love to play and they can easily attract you. They are sensitive to deal with.

COAT:

  • Colour: blue marlin, blue, grey and grizzle.
  • They are dogs with big hair.
  • Their hair is neither straight nor curly.

HEIGHT:

  • The male Old English Sheep dog should be from 56 centimeters to 61 c
  • The female Old English Sheep dog should be from 51 centimeters to 56 centimeters.

WEIGHT:

  • The weight of male Old English Sheep dog should be from 32 kgs to 45 kgs.
  • The weight of female Old English Sheep dog should be from 27 kgs to 36 kgs.

LIFESPAN:

  • They will make your journey beautiful for 10 to 12 years.

FOOD:

They are one of those who gain up obesity very fast so it's important to divide their meals into two halves. You need to divide their meal between two halves and should not cross their diet at any cost. Serve them with two and a half cups to 4 cups of food a day because overfeeding them can create a major problem and you may need to consult the doctor.

You have to divide the meal of your dog according to their body needs so it's important for you to analyse their body demand. One more important thing about a pet is that never feed them with the human food because that can be toxic for their body and you may need a doctor.

TRAINING:

Training them is very easy you won't have to run after them to teach something because they are very intelligent and smart to understand anything. Remember to train them when they are young because training them as a grownup will be very difficult. They need regular exercise and obedience classes. House training them is a bit difficult but you should make sure to give them crate training as well because that will make them mentally strong. Their natural energy should be burned so that they don't get bored, obese and don't react destructively. They cannot bear harsh training as that can make them fearful.

BATHING:

They need to take bath on regular intervals. Their nails should be trimmed every 2 weeks so that it doesn't hurt them. They should be brush teeth atleast 2 to 3 times. Another important thing which you should keep in mind while washing your pet is that you should dry their ear well, so that there lies no chance of fungal or any other infection.

MEDICAL TIPS:

HIP DYSPLASIA

  • In this condition the bones do not fit into hip joint.
  • Dog will have pain and will be low on rear legs.

HYPOTHYROIDISM

  • This happens because of thyroid gland when it goes unbalanced in the body.

PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA) 

  • This disease causes blindness in the
  • It is the habit of a dog to catch sensations that compensate a bit to their blindness.

HOW TO SELECT YOUR OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG:

There are two most important things you should keep in mind if you are planning to buy an Old English sheep dog.

First and the most important thing is to approach a reputed breeder because if you are not doing that remember you are on the verge of getting trapped and will be fooled out with a dog of different breed. No doubt, there are many beautiful dogs which will give you an illusion of being an Old English Sheep dog but as we know, looks is not all what is needed in a pet. So, choose your breeder wisely and smartly. Try not getting fooled up from the fake breeders. Last but not the least choose the breeder with your area of interest.

Second thing I believe comes as being an important point of concern is the quality of pedigree and remember only a reputed or a good breeder will know what is pedigree. Actually, quality pedigree means what kind of parents, grandparents and ancestor that particular pet had, because through that only you will understand the abilities, temperament and health of that pet, as almost the same traits are passed as hereditary. Basically, track record of a quality pup is very important.

Now what mostly happens is that at times we confuse the two important terms pedigree and puppy’s registration but they are too different. Through pedigree a reputed breeder can tell you what qualities the pet must have inherited but through registration papers you identify who are the parents and ancestors of the pup but they will not tell you about the qualities.