The Old English Sheepdog dates back to the early 1800’s with the country of origin… Great Britain.

Their first use was for herding sheep and other livestock, but they also make a great companion.  The Sheepdog can become quite large so early training may be necessary.

Puppies are born with a black and white coat, and it’s only after the puppy coat has been shed that the more common grey or silver shaggy hair appears.

The American Kennel Club says the breed has “a clownish energy so requires regular exercise.” The AKC recognized the Sheepdog in the Herding Group in 1888.