Top 7 Engaging Facts About Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog, a few hundred years old, originated in southwestern England.

Unique Origins

The Old English Sheepdog's thick double coat is insulating and waterproof, protecting them in chilly winters and warm summers. It also helps them blend in with sheep.

Functional Coat

Expect to devote about three-to-four hours a week grooming your Old English Sheepdog. The properly groomed OES is beautiful, but achieving this look requires commitment.

Grooming Routine

The Old English Sheepdog has a 'pot-casse' bark, which in French means 'broken jar' or 'cracked bell.' It's been compared to the sound of two pots clanging together.

Distinctive Bark

When an Old English Sheepdog slows down, its gait can resemble that of a bear. Despite this ambling roll or shuffle, they still need plenty of regular exercise.

Bearlike Gait

Old English Sheepdogs have a real sense of humor and can be quite the clowns. They are also very smart and versatile, excelling in various dog sports with proper training.

Fun-Loving Nature

Old English Sheepdogs have been featured in popular culture, from Disney's 'The Shaggy Dog' and '101 Dalmatians' to the Beatles' song 'Martha My Dear' about Paul McCartney's OES.

Pop Culture Presence

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