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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.