Thinking about purchasing an English Shepherd? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the English Shepherd breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good English Shepherd owner; properly feed your new dog, house them comfortably and train them in basic obedience.
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the English Shepherd and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an English Shepherd Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new English Shepherd and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
English Shepherd Profile
The English Shepherd is a working dog that is qualified to perform a variety of tasks. The English Shepherd is a good herding dog for farmer's livestock. They work well by themselves or under supervision. English Shepherds makes great companions and are always fun to be around. They are very friendly, happy and hard working dogs. They are good with children, and do not specialize in a single species to herd. They can herd a variety, including pigs, sheep, cattle and even poultry. The English Shepherd is known to be more "loose-eyed", not using stare tactics to herd as much as the Border Collie. English Shepherds have been known as the "good ol' farm dog", because they perform a variety of tasks. They have even been known to aid in arguments between children and help them walk. Some are so personable that owners claim that "by the time they are five or six, you can carry on a decent conversation with him." English Shepherds make excellent helpers and pets, as they are medium-sized dogs with big hearts. They have a broad muzzle, broad drop ears and a long tail. Sometimes the tail is naturally bobbed. They have a double coat with fur that may be straight or curly, with feathering on the legs and tail. The typical American farm dog, English Shepherds make excellent friends with their masters.
Other Names: Old Farm Collie, Farm Collie, Farm Shepherd
Type: Herding Dog
19 - 24 inches; Females: 18 - 21 inches.
and tan, black, white and tan, sable and white, black and white.
friendly and eager to work or play. They are great with children, and are good
with other pets as well. English Shepherds are intelligent, energetic and highly
trainable. Fearless and alert, they are devoted to their masters and family.
They are eager hunters, and retain a unique kindness about them. They are adaptable
and can work independently or supervised. Some can have a bossy attitude, enforcing
the rules. Some are wary of strangers and are more one-family or one-person
dogs, but most get along with everyone.
Watch-dog: High. English
Shepherds are alert.
English Shepherd Care and Exercise:
Moderate exercise with little grooming. English Shepherds are
a high energy breed, but adapt well to slower environments. Any dirt collected
on the coat tends to be cleaned on its own.
English Shepherd Health Issues: Usually a pretty healthy dog, thought hip dysplasia is not uncommon in the breed.
Life Span: 12 - 16 years.
Country of Origin:
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