The breed standards describe the ideal Old English Sheepdog as never being nervous or aggressive. The New Zealand Kennel Club adds that “they are sometimes couch potatoes” and “may even try to herd children by gently bumping them. This breed’s temperament can be described as intelligent, social and adaptable. The American Kennel Club adds that the breed has “a clownish energy” and “may try to herd people or other objects.
With wide open spaces being the ideal setting for an Old English Sheepdog, the breed is a natural fit in a rural setting, such as working on a farm; although, with proper exercise and training, they are perfectly comfortable with a suburban or urban lifestyle. Their remarkable, inherent herding instincts, sense of duty, and sense of property boundaries may be nurtured and encouraged accordingly, or subdued by their owners. Old English Sheepdogs should not be deprived of the company and the warmth of people.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Old English Sheepdog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
Vorselaar ; Snowboot Bear Chris Lembrechts +32 (0) 496 177005 firstname.lastname@example.org
ON , Ontario; Blueshire Amber Dupont +905 – 732 2513 email@example.com
ZAGREB ; Shero Woo Nataša Kovacic + 385 91 540 30 16 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lappeenranta ; Grey Coats Ulla Hellman +358 5 4140037 email@example.com
Espoo ; Drover’s Satu Tanner and Taija Tanner firstname.lastname@example.org
Forellenweg ; Happy Panda’s Christina Westig +02364 16140 Christina.Westig@freenet.de
Bad Bentheim ; Sweet Expression Mark & Roosmarie Wibier +(0049) 5943 984660 email@example.com
Schanze ; Shaggy Blue Andrea und Gerald Semmelroth +036081 671775 firstname.lastname@example.org
ATHENS , Kallithea; AthensAryakas Nikalas Kanales +30 210 9532 930 email@example.com
WARSAW ; Shaggy Tramp Krystyna Rostworowska +48 22 863 9147 firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL ; Argovian Claudia & Thomas Schibler +41 56 246 0212 email@example.com
DORSET ; VALLEYDELL Mrs Leila Bull +01202-546932 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUFFOLK ; AMBLESEA MRS S TOLLIDAY 01502 476445 email@example.com
YORKSHIRE ; HAZYLAND MARTIN & DEBBI PALMER +07921488456 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
MA , Salibury; Deja Blu; Gail E. Bodisch; (Does not ship); +443-880-8696 email@example.com
MASSACHUSETTS; Valerie Charmanski; 508-892-8555; Leicester; firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTANA; Loehr’s Janet Loehr; + 406 563 6712; Anaconda; email@example.com
NEW JERSEY; ShaggeyBark; Cheryl Delmar (Does not ship); 856-624-4214; firstname.lastname@example.org