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.
Lifespan: 10–12 yr
Height: 22–25 in
Weight: 57–100 lb
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.
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