The keen, kind Old English Sheepdog makes a great–and a great big–family dog.

Vital Stats

Height: 21 inches at shoulder and up
Weight: males are 80 to 100 pounds; females are 60 to 85 pounds
Coat: thick and shaggy
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

Summary
The Old English Sheepdog is a large, athletic dog with an unmistakable shaggy coat. The Old English Sheepdog was historically a drover, helping farmers drive cattle and sheep to the market.

Today, the good-natured Old English Sheepdog enjoys the comfort of home life and still competes in conformation, obedience, agility, and herding trials. He’s an adaptable, intelligent dog with an easygoing disposition. Full Old English Sheepdog profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)