Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Old English Sheep Dog

Old English Sheep Dog
Old English Sheep Dog
The Old English Sheep Dog was bred to herd and to guard sheep. Similar to all sheep dogs they are very intelligent and the shepherd relied on them not only to protect the sheep day and night, but also to help keep the sheep together on the unfenced fields and then drive them to the market.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Old English Sheep Dogs can live up to 15 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Old English Sheep Dog is a delightful dog totally devoted to its family. It is full of fun and so loves to play. If you are a jogger then that is its desire, if you are a bush walker then that is its joy too. If you are a homebody then they are happy to lie at your feet. They never grow up and love to go for a ride in the car, in fact they are never happier than with the family. They possess a very even temperament and are an excellent watchdog, but never aggressive.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Old English Sheep Dog loves the company of its own breed. They mix well with other breeds too. Remember the secret of bringing up any dog is correct socialisation with other animals and of course people.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Old English Sheep Dog is a high maintenance breed because of its beautiful jacket, which is both dense and profuse. However, there is nothing against keeping its coat short. They do not shed as their coat is wool and not hair. You will need to check and clean its ears regularly, keep its eyes clean and check its rear end and in between the toes. In the summer it is of the utmost importance to check for grass seeds all over the body and head as these can cause great trouble when they enter through the skin. A regular groom and bath makes them pleasant to have in the house.

IDEAL OWNERS

Anyone who will love and spend time with them is a must. They adore their family particularly children. But children should never be left unsupervised with any dog.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Old English Sheep Dog is for you and you are aware that this breed is one of high maintenance, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Pauline Hartwell Hartwyn NSW Contact
Karen Nelligan Waloes QLD Contact
Tracey Weight Adoroes QLD Contact
Anne Cassidy Ottaba QLD Contact
Judy Chapman Cobbity SA Contact
Helen Stafford LUVOES TAS Contact
Ken Murrell Strideout SA Contact
Jean and Barrie MacDonald Hunson TAS Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)