Full Name: Old English Sheepdog
Type: large dog
Alias: Furumaki | United Kingdom of Ancient Shepherds
Height :56-61 cm
English name: Old English Sheepdog
Country of Origin: UK
Hair length: long hair
Function: Collie | old dogs | Animal Husbandry and guard dog
A robust, compact, square proportion, harmony species. Gorgeous, abundant hair, thick but not overly muscular, healthy body. These qualities, combined with his lively, so that he can meet a shepherd dog or the demanding standards of animal husbandry. Therefore, no defect is significant. His bark is extraordinary, like “canned wine bad” sound.
Old English Sheepdog is a British one of the most ancient species of the shepherd. Western rural areas in the ancient British livestock to the pasture to catch, keeping farmers out of this astute cattle, Collie species. This dog’s ancestors include Bearded Collie and Shepherd of the various European descent. The 19th century, the old English sheepdog widely use in agricultural areas. In 1873, the first public appearance at the show in the UK.
Mild personality-wise, bold easy-going kind smart, do not like to grow up to run around wildly, but a relatively naughty child. Loyalty to the people friendly. Sheep with excellent leadership qualifications, easily trained, highly obedient, fit, loved by children. The intensity of living hair the highest of all dogs. Therefore, it is easy to knot dirty hairy. The owner should pay attention to the daily hair care to do all the work. Large dogs because it is not suitable for breeding in the house throughout the day tied.
Very typical, characteristic and balance is very important, and can not be single for the size of the expense of other parts. Size: Shoulder height (from withers to ground), the male of about 22 inches (55.8 cm) or higher. Females about 21 inches (53.3 cm) or taller. Rate: body length (from the shoulder to the front of the ischial [prominence] of the distance) with the same shoulder height, not long thin legs or short legs and body look. Physical: muscular and bone.
Look very smart. Eyes: brown, blue or a brown eye, one eye blue. If it is brown, the darker, the better; if it is blue, grey, grey or green eyes are the typical ring. Amber or yellow eyes do not meet the need. Ears: Medium size, flat against the side of the head. Skull: large and preferably square, to the brain enough space (for higher intelligence.) Part of the eye (orbital above) arched. The whole head was covered with thick hair. Stop very clear Jaws: still a long, strong, square and is cut short. Note: The long, narrow, like the tone of truncated, are deformed. Nose: black, big and broad. Teeth: strong, big and tidy. Bite and bite to clamp or close scissors bite.
Neck, Topline, Body
Neck: still a long, gently arched. Topline: withers lower than the waist, but no sign of weakness or relaxation. Note: The backline is unique to this species, distinguished from other species characteristics. Body: The best is short and compact, shoulder to hip-width than the ribs well sprung, chest deep and wide. Is neither a thick chest, barrel chest is not. Waist, robust and slightly arched. Tail: Docked at the rear cut off close to the body, so there is no natural swing of the tail.
Scapula tilted back, tip narrow. Forelimb straight, and bone. Elbow from the withers to the distance and the distance from the elbow to ground equal.
Round and muscular, hocks. When standing, no matter from which angle, metatarsal are perpendicular to the ground.
Small and round, toes arched, pads thick and hard, toes straight ahead.
Very rich, but not so much so that he appeared to be very fat, hard texture, not straight, but very fluffy, can not curl. The quality and feel of hair than dull hair is more important. The flat or soft coat is a defect in the absence of pruning and seasonal hair removal before the end of the hair with water capacity. Amount of hair on the ears, the entire head is covered by hair. There is a lot of neck hair. Legs surrounded by fur. Thighs and buttocks of the hair than other parts of the hair to be more intense, more extended, forming the so-called “jacket.” Contour and texture of hair can be used manually pruning, clean it up but can not trim the feet and buttocks.
Any depth of the grey, grey, blue or merle colour, with or without white markings (or vice versa). Any thickness of tan, fawn are welcome, and not to be encouraged.
When trotting, movement stretch and sturdy, straightforward reach in front and rear drive is good. Stride length is considerable, and the stride frequency is shallow. Running time is flexible, also to low-speed pace.
Whatever you do, have high adaptability, very smart — no aggressive, shy or nervous signs.