Bred in England, the English Shepherd is a versatile working breed that skillfully performs an incredible number of tasks. They skillfully graze sheep, cattle, watch out for pigs and poultry. This is also an excellent guardian, it can serve as a hunting dog, catch rodents and, finally, just turns out to be an excellent companion. The English Shepherd is a very unusual and rare breed.
The English Shepherd is a medium sized dog, well balanced, agile and brave. She shows good speed, is muscular, athletic and has great endurance. Even in a state of anxiety, dogs of this breed demonstrate a sharp mind and quick wit.
It is not recommended to have an English Shepherd Dog for those people who do not have sufficient experience or who have a dog for the first time. This is a fearless, affectionate, loyal and loyal breed. As a rule, these dogs select one specific family member, who is then considered their master. This dog treats children, dogs and other pets well with whom they grew up in the same house. Dogs of this breed are extremely cautious and suspicious of strangers and will guard and defend their family, property and territory to the last.
Wool and care
The coat of the English Shepherd consists of two layers of wool. The outer layer is long, straight or slightly wavy, slightly rough in structure. The undercoat is dense, soft and finely textured. Regular cleaning is recommended to keep the coat in good condition. Bathe your dog only if necessary. This dog breed has had rare cases of hip dysplasia.
The English Shepherd is very human-oriented and seeks to win his favor. Early socialization and obedience training is essential. These dogs need a dominant owner, but harsh or oppressive parenting methods are completely ineffective. Training must be conducted with firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.
The English Shepherd is not suitable for living in a city apartment. She needs a house in the countryside, perhaps a farm, where she will have enough space to work and walk freely. Dogs of this breed require a non-standard amount of physical activity and mental stimulation.