Old English Sheepdog

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Old English Sheepdog Facts

  • Breed Type: Purebred
  • Size: Large
  • Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
  • Temperament: Adaptable, Bubbly, Intelligent, Loving, Playful, Sociable
  • Colors: Blue, Blue Merle, Grey, Grizzle
  • Hypoallergenic: No
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The Old English Sheepdog is an easily recognized and fairly famous breed. You may remember him from The Little Mermaid or from The Shaggy Dog.

But I’m about to blow your mind about this fluffy breed you thought you knew so well…

Y’all ready for this?

For one, he really isn’t that old.

In fact, by dog standards, he’s a fairly recent breed.

Plus, he isn’t actually full-English by blood. There’s some Scotch and Russian mixed in.

Blasphemy!

But most surprising of all…drumroll…he isn’t really a sheepdog.

Talk about living a lie…

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