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English Shepherd

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 70 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: 10 - 13 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Farm Collie, Scotch Collie

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

The English Shepherd requires little grooming.


The English Shepherd is known for its intelligent, extremely kind temperament. It loves human companionship and is tolerant of other animals. This breed tends to be independent and prefers the companionship of its chosen human. It is a quick learner that adapts well to routines. However, it is not usually recommended for the average dog owner. Early socialization and training are needed to balance the breed's bossy characteristics.

Compatibility with Kids

Excellent with children.


The English Shepherd was the most common dog during the 1900s. It is strictly an American breed developed as a versatile farm dog.