At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 70 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: -

English Shepherd

Also know as: Farm Collie, Scotch Collie

Group: Herding

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog

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

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia

Special Needs
Exercise: No special exercise requirements.

Grooming: The English Shepherd requires little grooming.


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