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The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed which was developed in England from early herding types. It can grow a very long, thick shaggy grey white coat with fur covering the face eyes. The ears lie flat to the head. Historically, the tail was commonly docked, supposedly as a result of 18th century tax laws that required working dogs to be docked as evidence of their working status, but undocked are becoming a more common sight. Many countries have now banned docking. The Kennel Club (UK) The Australian National Kennel Council breed standards do not express a preference for (legally) docked or un-docked animals; either can be shown. The AKC breed standard states that the tail should be docked close to the body. It's coat requires a thorough brushing (1-2 hrs.) at least once a week; if not done it becomes a trap for dust, debris, fecal matter, urine moisture. Matting may become painful to the animal, such as in between the toes, and can restrict movement in severe cases. Puppies are cute but prospective owners may be deterred by the level of care required (Wikipedia)
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Bobtail ....Old English Sheep Dog
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Old english sheepdog. They always seem to look like someone dressed up as a dog :D
This is Lucy, an old English sheepdog puppy which belongs to the photographer's friend♥ (Photo by dewollewei on flickr)
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English Sheep Dog. This is going to be my "go to" image when I need a pick-me-up. Absolutely adorable.