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Bee the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bee the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Daisy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Daisy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Podz the English Pointer Dog and pups Podz the English Pointer and pups
Chihuahua cross Rat-Terrier Pups Chihuahua cross Rat-Terrier Pups
Jack the Border Terrier cross Jack Russell Dog Jack the Border Terrier cross Jack Russell
Agapi - The Beagle Agapi the Beagle
Miles the English Bull Dog Miles the English Bull Dog
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Jasper the Old English Sheep Dog

Jasper the Old English Sheep Dog

Jake - Old English Sheep Dog

Jake - Old English Sheep Dog

Buddy the Golden Doodle

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Two mixed breed dogs : Scooby and Kiara

Remo the English Bull Dog

Remo the English Bull Dog

Jewels - Great Dane Puppy

Jewels - Great Dane Puppy

Bonny Jean the Mini Bull Terrier

Bonny Jean the Mini Bull Terrier

Zoey the Black Labrador Retriever

Zoey the Black Labrador Retriever

Sonny the Jack Russell Terrier

Sonny the Jack Russell Terrier

Rufus the Jack Russell cross Border Terrier

Rufus the Jack Russell cross Border Terrier

Rocky the Snoodle puppy dog

Rocky the Schnoodle puppy

Sassy the Yorkie

Sassy the Yorkshire Terrier

Harvey the Goldendoodle

Harvey the Goldendoodle

Jake the Siberian Husky Puppy

Jake the Siberian Husky Puppy

Libby the Yorkshire Terrier

Libby the Yorkshire Terrier

Chloe the mutt

Chloe the Mutt

Beagles Lucy and Lou

Lucy and Lou the Beagles

Munch the Yorkshire Terrier

Joanna's Yorkie Munch

Chica the Lhasa Apso

Mollie the Goldendoodle

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Border Collie Dog - Bree

Shap, Fell and Bree the Border Collies

Muffin the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Dog

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Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog was formerly used for herding livestock, and now primarily kept as a pet. They are best known for their shaggy grey and white fur which also covers their face, including their eyes, which leads to wonder how they can see.

With few exceptions, the sheepdog' tail is cut off at or below the first joint as puppies. Known as docking or "bobbing" the tail produces the panda-like rear end. Puppies are born with jet black and white fur further likening them to pandas. After the puppy coat has been shed the the more common gray or silver shaggy hair appears. A nickname for the OES is "bobtail." AKC and British show breed rules require show dogs with bobbed tails.

In some areas, they are often known as a Dulux dog, because of their portrayal in Dulux paint adverts.

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Appearance

Males generally weigh 70 to 100 pounds(45 kg); females, 60 to 80 pounds standing around 22 inches at the withers.

Their long coats can be any shade of gray, grizzle, blue, or blue merle, with possible white markings. Their undercoat is water resistant. The Old English Sheepdog's coat is very effective in hot and cold weather.

Temperament

This dog is intelligent, funny, social, and adaptable, although they appear not that intelligent on first meeting. It generally gets along well with children, other dogs, other pets, and visitors.

As it is a herding dog it needs plenty of physical and mental activity. They catch on quickly to such things as doing a trick for a treat. These dogs get on well with other dogs and and enjoy playing.

Happy looking Old English Sheepdog

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Happy looking Old English Sheepdog

Care

The long coat requires thorough brushing at least weekly, preferably from the base of the hairs to keep the thick undercoat hair mat and tangle free. Brushing only over the top of the longer outside (guard) hairs can compact the undercoat and promote mats. The dense undercoat between the pads of the feet, behind the ears, and at the base of the legs are especially prone to matting. Trimming the hair between the toes and the ball of the foot is especially important.

Some people save their Old English Sheepdog's hair from grooming and have spun it into yarn.

Miscellaneous

Dulux dog

The Old English Sheepdog is the brand mascot for Dulux paint. The dog was first introduced in Australian advertising campaigns in the 1960s. Since then they have been a constant and highly popular feature of Dulux television and print adverts in both Australia and the UK. So much so, that most uninformed people in those markets refer to the breed as a 'Dulux dog' rather than a Sheepdog.

Over the years, different dogs have appeared in the adverts. However, they all look very similar, partially as a result of most of them being selected from a closely related line of pedigree dogs. The first Dulux dog was Shepton Dash, who held the role for eight years. His successor, Fernville Lord Digby, was the most famous Dulux dog and also made his owner, Cynthia Harrison, famous. When filming commercials, Digby was treated like a star, being driven to the studio in a chauffeur driven car. Barbara Woodhouse was employed to train Digby and his three stunt doubles, who were used whenever specific tricks or actions needed to be filmed.

Apart from Dash, all the Dulux dogs have been breed champions, and five of them have won 'Best of Show' prizes.

Picture of Jake the Old English Sheep Dog sent in by synglitiki - Many thanks

Jake the Old English Sheep Dog

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Famous Sheepdogs

  • Alfie from Serpico
  • Ambrosius and Merlin from Labryinth
  • Edison from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Farley, the first dog of the Patterson family in the comic strip, For Better or For Worse. Modeled after Lynn Johnston's own dog of the same breed who in turn was named after Farley Mowat.
  • George, the pet of Little Britain's Maggie Blackamoor, who also has the same vomiting problem as his owner.
  • Hobo from Please Don't Eat The Daisies
  • In The Simpsons, Reverend Lovejoy has an Old English Sheepdog, who first appeared in 22 Short Films about Springfield.
  • Martha, sheepdog belonging to Paul McCartney (featured in the song "Martha My Dear")
  • Max from The Little Mermaid
  • Mr Mugs from the infamous Canadian Children's Readers Published through the 60's and 70's
  • Nana from Hook
  • Sam from Cats & Dogs
  • Sam Sheepdog from the Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf Looney Tunes cartoons.
  • Shag from Road Rovers
  • The Shaggy Dog from The Shaggy Dog, The Shaggy D.A., and The Shaggy Dog Returns
  • Tiny, pet of FDR
  • The English Sheepdog (real name: Wolfie) from 101 Dalmatians, both the animated and live-action versions. In the original book, the character is called the Colonel.
  • Digby from Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
  • Barkley from Sesame Street
  • Bebe from Captain Kangaroo
  • Wordsworth from Jamie and the Magic Torch

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Now I'm not quite sure but back in 1973/5 my dad worked in printing and bought home an Old English Sheep Dog with a load of Dulux badges and balloons. When my parents divorced my dad gave him to a man who worked on a farm. I always thought that Ben as he was called had been a reject from the Dulux manufacturers and my dad took pity on him and bought him home. Years later my mum tells me he was a theatrical dog they used for the ads or photos for Dulux as she had to prepare him 3am for when he went on these shoots. I was curious to find out more and saw this.

I've got an sheepie he has the most beautiful temperament and loves fuss and adores people!!


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