Old English Sheepdog

Medium Large Size

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

The Old English's nickname of 'Bobtail' refers to the traditional docking of their tails, which is no longer allowed.


Attractive to ...

Someone who has lot of time for exercise and grooming – the Old English needs plenty of both.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who spotted the Dulux dog on an advert, liked the look of it and decided to buy one on a whim.


OES, Bobtail, Dulux Dog

Cross between



United Kingdom


Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!


Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.


Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

11 years

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