Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdogs are famous the world over, with a teddy-bear-like appearance, you will probably recognise them from the Dulux Paint commercials or the Looney Tunes cartoons. Their long, shaggy coats cover thickset bodies, but we don't judge. Their eyes appear to be totally covered by hair, yet remarkably their vision is still spot on—it's not impaired at all. From behind, their walk is a bear-like roll and when trotting their fur ripples and bounces. Adorable.
As puppies care must be taken to follow the breeder's recommended diet sheet to ensure the correct nutrients are given to promote healthy bones. Though they're a big dog, fear not! Your food bill isn't going to break the bank. Sheepdogs aren't fussy eaters, and aren't even BIG eaters, especially considering their size.
Grooming needs are high and should start from a pup. When puppies shed their adolescent coats, it is imperative that you spend the necessary time to ensure the old coat doesn't get matted with the new one. If left for any length of time, the coat can become so matted that the only solution is to clip the whole thing off, entirely defeating the purpose of owning a luxuriously long-haired dog! They constantly shed their coats and, like sheep, they are prone to having dirty back-ends which will obviously need cleaning up.
Regularly check inside their ears. Ensure claws are kept short and clip them as necessary. Any excessive hair between the pads on the feet should also be trimmed regularly.
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