||Four years old|
||Old English Sheepdog|
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
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
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