Old English Sheepdog

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The Old English Sheepdog breed originated in western England as a cross between the Bearded Collie and various canines.

Old English Sheepdogs have large, square, compact frames covered in shaggy coats. They have large, somewhat square heads covered in fir, flat ears and large black noses. Their intelligent eyes can be brown, blue or one of each. They have somewhat long necks, short bodies and big-boned legs. Their tails are usually docked, and their coarse coats are abundant without being too profuse. They usually come in blue, gray, blue gray or blue merle, with or without white patches. Overall, Old English Sheepdogs have a strong, balanced look.

A healthy Old English Sheepdog can live as long as 12 years.

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