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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone on here know anything about Old English Sheepdogs? I think they are beautiful and have read alot about them, but I was wondering if anyone has had any first hand experience. I'm planning on getting another dog in a few years (after I get my own place and stuff), and would like to get an OES. Does anyone know the goods and bads about them? I know they require alot of grooming and like all herding dogs, alot of excercise. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 09:34 AM
 
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Grooming and exercise are the big factors which you know. Making sure you find a reputable breeder is KEY since they are a breed with several genetic health issues.

I have never had one, but have known several. Those have always been super friendly. They do have a protective instinct, but not known to be aggressive. Not to mention, they are adorable.
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My neighbor has one he is the sweetest thing and very very smart so alot of mind stimulation (training) BUt he also reqires (sp) ALOT of grooming and can be a mess if you let it go. He is older now so he is slowing down but in his day he would go go go. They are all and all a great breed.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info.
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One visited me while I was in the hospital. He was such a handsome and nice guy. I don't know much about them though, sorry.

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