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This morning when I walked through the street, I saw a large cute dog with eye-covered long hair. I thought it was funny because when it jumped, its long hair would jump, too. I wondered how it would look around and judged the direction and began to be interested in this breed. But at that time, I didn’t know the actual information about this dog. After I had arrived home, I surf the internet and found some information. I think many pets lovers would have the same problem so I’d like to share with you.
The scientific name of this breed is called the Old English Sheepdog. It is one of the oldest England sheepdogs. In the countryside of ancient western England, peasants wanted to send their livestock to field, so they raised this breed especially for herding.
Nowadays the Old English Sheepdog becomes popular pet in human being’s life. It belongs to large breed and you can easily recognize this breed by its long, thick and shaggy grey and white coat. I think the most remarkable feature to recognize an Old English Sheepdog is to see whether its long coat has covered the face especially its eyes.
Usually the coat of this breed has double colors, and it can be any shade of grey, grizzle, black, and blue, but all of the coats will contain white markings. It is said that the undercoat can resist water. The puppies are born with white and black coat and when they grow up, the color of their coat would change.
Even the Old English Sheepdog’s eyes are covered by their long coat, you should pay more attention on their eyes because their eyes are easily ill and if you don’t take care of them, your pet will be blind. The best method is check up their eyes often and in summer, you can tie the hair of their head up.
The dogs we usually see have long furry tails but this breed is an exception. They are also called bobtail because the Old English Sheepdogs without tail will look more attractive and cute.
When I talk about pets with my friends, I often tell them that for large breeds, Collie is one of my favorite breeds. I like their color, personality and shape.
Collie is a kind of pets which is very thoughtful for its master and its alert, intelligent and diligent features make Collie a favorable pet for human being and people usually regard Collie as their close friend. Collies are also the animal film stars in many famous movies. It is always the honesty friend which can help people guard their sheep, thus Collie is also called shepherd dog.
Collie belongs to the large breed and it has a small head with long and sharp snout and mouth. Its eyes are full of passion and alert, and you will feel secure when a Collie is with you. Even it is in a large size, you don’t have to be afraid of this large dog because Collie has a good temper and it is happy when you show tender care for it. But it will be very fierce when Collie meets a bad person. Men sometimes can’t distinguish good person from bad person but dogs always have the strong discernment. Collie is different from some pet dogs such as Chihuahua and Pomeranian which are only pets, and Collie is a practical pet that can guard your house.
Collies have different colors and I haven’t seen a pure Collie so far. They can be brown and white, or black, brown and white. We often see the brown and white ones. When I first see the Collie puppies, I can’t image these little dogs would grow up to the large shepherd dog! They have similar appearances with other ordinary dogs and they are really cute. But when they grow up, we can’t use the word “cute”, and to be more precisely, “honest” would be the most suitable word to describe Collies.
(If you are scrupulous enough, when you look at these pictures upside down, you will find they are the different stages in Collie’s life.)
Tips: It is a meticulous work to raise Collie. As a large breed, Collies need more nutrition than the small breeds to support its growth. The best way is to add some meat into its diet.