Old English Sheepdog
An athletic, large breed with bobtails and a long, shaggy coat, the Old English Sheepdog is playful and filled with energy and requires regular exercise or a job to do. Although they are affectionate with their families, the breed may try to herd people or other objects if they aren’t given enough to do, Peterson. The Old English Sheepdog is seen today in conformation, obedience, agility and herding rings, allowing them to display the skills they learned herding sheep and cattle into major city markets.
Patience, consistency and commitment can help make the process of training and housebreaking a dog go much more smoothly, Peterson said. Dogs that have a daily routine, with time planned for meals, exercise and rest, will be easier to care for and usually too busy to become destructive in the home or get into trouble.
Interactive toys, puzzles and games can also keep an energetic breed occupied-and their mind stimulated—when left alone for short periods of time.
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