- Other names:
- Altenglischer Schaeferhund
- Altenglischer Schaferhund
- Antiguo Perro Pastor Ingles
A jolly gentle giant, the Old English Sheepdog is a highly distinct breed with a fantastic personality. He loves people and should get along with other animals just fine. Don’t be surprised if he starts to nudge the kids or other dogs around—he is just exercising his old herding instincts. These dogs are very intelligent and quick to learn; give them a task and they’ll give it their utmost effort.
If you see one of these dogs on the street you’re likely to get a faint hint of recognition - Old English Sheepdogs have been featured in many films and television programs including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Little Mermaid. With their highly distinct shaggy coat, these dogs are hard to miss. If you’re planning on adopting one, it is very important to keep in mind that their coat will require more care than the average dog. Some owners spend three or four hours a week brushing and grooming. They also need a moderate to high amount of daily exercise if not engaged as a working dog. But if you’re looking for a dog that is plenty of fun and full of charm, the Old English Sheepdog surely won’t disappoint.