• Old English Sheepdog

    Old English Sheepdogs are muscular and compact with profuse coats. These big dogs are surefooted and agile and move with a gait similar to a shuffling bear.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 10–12 yr
    Height: 22–25 in
    Weight: 57–100 lb

  • Care

    It takes a lot of maintenance to keep Old English Sheepdogs looking their best. The double-coated breed needs thorough grooming at least once a week to remove dead hair and prevent mats and tangles. Some pet parents may take their Old English Sheepdog to the groomer for a “puppy cut” to keep their hair short, but even dogs with shorter coats require regular brushing and bathing. Old English Sheepdogs also require regular ear cleanings, nail trims, and a dental care routine, including at-home teeth brushing and professional cleanings. Start these grooming essentials when Old English Sheepdogs are puppies to ensure they are part of your routine.

    Feed Old English Sheepdogs a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for their life stage (puppy, adult, senior). Portion out their food with a measuring cup and limit treats to no more than 10 percent of their daily calories to prevent overfeeding.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Atrial septal defect ( A S D) Cataracts, Cerebellar abiotrophy(ataxia) Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome) Cryptorchidism, retained testicle. Deafness, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Diabetes mellitus, Entropion, Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia ( I M H A) Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal dysplasia, Tricuspid valve dysplasia
    Dilated cardiomyopathy Hemophiliasebaceous adenitis

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.