Mopped in uncombed hair and sporting his popular "bobtail", the Old English Sheepdog is one of the world's most recognisable shaggy dogs. Under these famous strands stands a working droving dog of exceptional skill and talent, and more than a dollop of personality. Prized as a family dog of boundless affection and energy, the Old English Sheepdog warms the hearts of owners around the world. This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Old English Sheepdog and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival and preventing puppy problems.
In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with an Old English Sheepdog.
Whether it's toilet training problems, allergies or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of an Old English Sheepdog.
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Cover photos by Isabelle Francais