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June 18, 1998

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Daisy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Daisy
Age: Four years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Old English Sheepdog
Home: Georgia, USA
 
   This is Daisy, our Old English Sheepdog. She is about four years old now. We adopted her from a humane society in Derby, KS with the help of those involved with breed rescue when she was approximately one. She had a litter of puppies with her and her fur was completely matted to the skin. She was so dirty that we actually thought she was not purebred but a mix because of how brown she was! A day, a spay, and a shave later we picked up the most stunning dog from the vets office, with one blue and one brown eye, and she has been our family member ever since.

    For a dog with such humble beginnings, she has now lived in Indiana, Kentucky, survived the flood of the century in Grand Forks, North Dakota, moved on to Missouri, and now happily lives in the peachy state of Georgia! She is a survivor that had the humblest beginnings and now lives the life of a cherished family member. If you or someone you know adopted an OES puppy from the shelter in Derby, KS in May of 1995, we would love to know where her children went!

    Old English Sheepdogs are playful silly clowns their whole lives. It is like living with a perpetual two year old and requires creative parenting to stop "counter surfing" for snacks and games of "tip the garbage can." However, an OES needs proper training as a puppy to grow into a well adapted adult and this kind of dog requires a lot of grooming commitment as well as socializing time and family interaction. Their nature is to herd and small children can become the object of this herding attention. A common reason given for giving up an OES is not being able to deal with young children and the dog in the same household, though many get along with children as well. Please research the breed thoroughly before choosing one as a companion and please consider one of the numerous dogs available through the Old English Sheepdog breed rescue. The best resource site on the internet is the New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue. There are dogs available throughout almost every area of the US but you might not find the right dog in a quick weekend outing. When you find the right one though, there's nothing better than sharing your home with an OES and the wait is definitely worth it! Sloppy Sheepdog Kisses to All Visitors! Daisy & Family
 

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