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
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
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.