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Breed Standards for the Old English Sheepdog



General Appearance:

A strong, square-looking dog, this is a thick-set, muscular breed, able bodied and with an intelligent expression.




The profuse coat has a good harsh texture, with an undercoat of waterproof pile, and takes both time and patience in its preparation.




The color can be any shade of gray, grizzle or blue, with or without white socks.




Height is upwards of 22 inches for females and 24 inches for males while weight is in the region of 65 – 67 pounds.




This bold, faithful, trustworthy dog is biddable and of even disposition.

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