How big does a female Old English Sheepdog get?

21 inches tall
Adult male Old English sheepdogs are typically 22 inches or taller and well proportioned with strong stature underneath their thick coats. Female dogs should be at least 21 inches tall and appear a bit more refined than males.

Is an Old English Sheepdog a good family dog?

The Old English Sheepdog (OES) was developed as a drover’s companion that could work in the climate of the English countryside. His thick, double coat makes him instantly identifiable, and he is a loving, family pet that needs plenty of human attention.

How smart is an Old English Sheepdog?

Old English sheepdogs are smart but independent dogs. They can be strong willed and need a firm hand to guide them along the right path. They do have a remarkable sense of humor and seem to enjoy their owner’s dismay at some of their antics.

Are sheepdogs calm?

Old English Sheepdogs make charming companions. They are generally gentle and calm, but have a clownish side that comes out during play and at home. The OES is protective of her family members and will look after the kids in her flock. They have a tendency to bark to keep people in order and can be obstinate at times.

What is the life expectancy of an Old English Sheepdog?

10-12 years
Life expectancy: 10-12 years.

Are sheepdogs easy to train?

He is trainable and responds well to a firm owner who is kind and consistent. He gets along well with other dogs and pets. With his shaggy coat, keen mind, and bobbed tail, the OES is a great addition to any family with the time and patience to care for him.

What health problems do Old English Sheepdog have?

Old English Sheepdogs are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on the diseases we see in our area, her age, and other factors.

How much on average does an Old English Sheepdog cost?

How much do Old English sheep dogs cost? The cost to adopt an Old English Sheepdog is around $300 in order to cover the expenses of caring for the dog before adoption. In contrast, buying Old English Sheepdogs from breeders can be prohibitively expensive. Depending on their breeding, they usually cost anywhere from $1,200-$1,500.

Do old English sheep dog have health problems?

Deafness. Old English sheepdogs are among over 30 large breeds of dogs with a susceptibility for deafness.

  • Cataracts. Old English sheepdogs are also at risk to develop hereditary eye conditions such as cataracts.
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Hip Dysplasia.
  • Are old English Sheepdogs hypoallergenic?

    No. The Olde English Sheepdog is not a ‘hypoallergenic’ breed of dog. Although, some people are allergic to some breeds of dogs while others have no effect on them. The best thing to do is to find said breed and hang out with it.

    What do you Feed Your Old English Sheepdog?

    The nutritional requirements for your Old English Sheepdog include a holistic, all-natural formula with real meat (no by-products) listed as the first ingredient on the label. Whole foods such as lean meats and cuts of poultry provide the energy and nutrition he needs as an active breed.