15 Informative and Interesting Facts About Old English Sheepdogs

#4 The famous English dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse was given the task of training Digby and his stunt doubles.

#5 The dog Alfie, from the movie Serpico, was an Old English Sheepdog.

This movie was based on the true-life story of a New York City policeman named Frank Serpico, who battled corruption within the police force. The main character was played by Al Pacino.

#6 The famous American television show for preschoolers, Sesame Street, starred a playful Old English Sheepdog named Barkley.

Barkley was owned by a deaf librarian, played by Linda Bove, who was one of the first characters on television to introduce children to sign language and issues regarding the deaf community. Barkley, one of the larger puppets on Sesame Street, appeared frequently on the show until the end of the 1990s.

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