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Sheepdog (Old English)

Breed: Sheepdog (Old English) Find Litters

The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding dogs. A large, athletic dog with an unmistakable shaggy coat, The Old English Sheepdog can grow a very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes. They are active dogs that require a lot of exercise, with a coat that is high maintenance.

Like many large breeds, they can be prone to hearing, sight, thyroid and joint-related health problems.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Retinal dysplasia
Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Cervical vertebral instability (Wobbler syndrome)
  • Hip dysplasia
Blood disorders
  • Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)
  • Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia
Cardiovascular disorders
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Tricuspid valve dysplasia
Endocrine disorders Diabetes mellitus
Nervous system disorders
  • Cerebellar abiotrophy(ataxia)
  • Deafness
Skin disorders Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange
Urinary and reproductive disorders Cryptorchidism, retained testicle

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £12 per month. Total £1,440
Food £50 per month. Total £6,000
Health and Dental £20 per month. Total £2,400
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Sheepdog (Old English) would be £5,235 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £3,665. Claim sharing saves you £1,571.
10 Year Cost £15,075 with insurance or save £1,571 with claim sharing


Character Sociable, Playful, Loving.

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