April 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm #1600
Old English sheepdog puppies
Just as the name implies, the Old English sheepdog is a large dog breed that was developed in England. It was developed from herding dog types. It is known for growing a long coat with fur that covers his eyes and face. Some of the obsolete names of this dog breed include bob-tailed sheep-dog and shepherd’s dog. Traditionally, the tail was docked. The San Diego Old English sheepdog puppies are great to bring home as pets.
In appearance, the Old English sheepdog puppy San Diego is a strong, square and compact dog. Its top-line is lower at its shoulders and slopes higher towards the back. The chest is both broad and deep. The head is large and has a defined stop. The dog has a black nose. The teeth make a scissor bite. The eyes may be blue or brown or each eye having one of each color. The ears are medium sized and are normally carried flat on the dog’s head. The front legs are straight whereas the hind ones are round and very muscular.
When buying Old English sheepdog puppies San Diego, it is important to note that they may be born without a tail or the tail may be amputated completely. The dog also has a shaggy double coat which has long and profuse hairs. The outer coat is well textured and hard. The undercoat is soft and waterproof. The common coat colors include blue, grizzle, gray, blue gray, gray with white markings, blue merle, and white with markings of gray.
In general, the San Diego Old English sheepdog puppies are stable and have a happy-go-lucky attitude. They are able to adjust themselves to different conditions and are affectionate and very friendly. The dog is also protective, loyal and intelligent. It is their temperament that makes them great family companions. They are also good with kids and are a great part of the family.
It is important to note that the Old English sheepdog puppy San Diego has a strong herding instinct. If untrained or when presented to a passive or meek owner, it may start herding people. It may start nipping and bumping. You need therefore to define some rules and teach it not to herd humans. The dog is recommended to a strong leader.
With proper socialization and exercising, the Old English sheepdog puppies San Diego are great workers and are able to follow commands well. You will need to train them from an early age and present yourself as a strong minded leader.
The dog breed is prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts and IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia). Some may be sensitive to some drugs.
Daily walks are paramount. They help shed the excess energy and make the dog happy. The thick coat needs daily brushing and combing else it will become matted. You need also to check for host parasites and skin problems when caring for the dog. Tangles should be clipped out. The hair around the eyes should also be trimmed.
Height: 22 to 24 inches
Weight: 60 to 65 pounds or an excess of 100 pounds
10 to 12 years
Working and as a Companion dog
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