17 Historical Facts About Old English Sheepdogs You Might Not Know

Beautiful, shaggy, very showy bobtails leave no one indifferent. At any dog show, people immediately gather near them – to gawk at the unusual “sheep”. Bobtails accept tokens with pleasure. They are generally very companionable and friendly dogs, real companion dogs.

#1 Just a couple of centuries ago, the bobtail had a much more severe temper. So demanded his status as a universal farm dog, with which one could be calm for the safety of both the sheep herd and all the other property of the farmer.

#2 The history of the breed originates in the south-west of England sometime at the dawn of the 19th century.

#3 One theory suggests that the barbet and the Scottish greyhound were the most important in her pedigree.

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