So you’re looking to adopt an Old English Sheepdog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Beneath the Old English Sheepdog’s profuse double coat is a muscular and compact drover, with plenty of bone and a big rump, standing 21 or 22 inches at the shoulder. Their eyes (when you can see them) are dark brown, or blue, or one of each. The OES breed standard says the skull is “capacious and rather squarely formed, giving plenty of room for brain power.”OES move with a bear-like shuffle but are famous for their nimbleness afoot. Regular exercise is required for these strong, able-bodied workers. Equally famed are their many fine housedog qualities: watchfulness, courage, kindliness, and intelligence. Great with children, OES make patient, protective playmates. They are sensible watchdogs known for a loud, ringing bark. The Old English Sheepdog is the archetypical shaggy dog, famous for his profuse coat and peak-a-boo hairdo, a distinctive bear-like gait, and a mellow, agreeable nature. The OES is a big, agile dog who enjoys exploring and a good romp.”
An Old English Sheepdog typically ranges from 53.34cm to 55.88cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 45.359237kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Old English Sheepdog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Old English Sheepdog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.