Custom Search
 
 
Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC
 
 
 
Instagram
 
Dog Breed Info Center(R)

 
 
 

Rescue an English Shepherd
English Shepherd Puppies for Sale

English Shepherd

Axl, the male English Shepherd at 3 years old

Axl the male English Shepherd at 3 years old—"He is very hyperactive, loves to snuggle, easily trained, wonderful with children and other animals, and has an on-going need of attention from owner; eager to please.”

 
 

Find an English Shepherd Breeder
Place an Ad

Rescue an English Shepherd
List Your Rescue

Pronunciation

-

Description

-

Temperament

The English Shepherd is energetic, intelligent, very active, agile, courageous and gritty. Fearless for its purpose. Acting immediately when commanded; very responsive to the master's voice. Adapting themselves almost at once to working commands around farm stock. Working characteristics include: strictly low heeling; and very free with the use of their teeth. Also very watchful as guards of the home. Companionable to their master. Primarily a stock dog, the English Shepherd has also traditionally been used for hunting and as a watchdog in addition to being the family pet. Recently there has been a growing interest in the English Shepherd as an athlete for competitive events such as agility, Flyball and Frisbee. Some individuals may excel in all of these activities, but most will have strengths and weaknesses for one or another purpose. Wonderful with children and not generally dog aggressive with other dogs, they are good with other pets if raised with them from puppyhood. Generally friendly dogs, however they can be reserved with strangers. They make wonderful watchdogs, alerting the owner of approaching strangers. The English Shepherd needs a firm, but calm, confident, consistent pack leader in order to be mentally stable.

Height, weight

Height: 18 - 23 inches (46 - 58 cm)
Weight: Males 45 - 60 pounds (21 - 28 kg) Females 40 - 50 pounds 18 - 23 kg)

Health Problems

Hip and elbow dysplasia have been found in the English Shepherd breed as well as almost every other breed. For this reason, it is in your best interest to choose a puppy from parents that have been evaluated at 2 years of age or older and certified by OFA or GDC to be free of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. Some herding dogs carry a MDR1 gene which makes them sensitive to certain drugs that are otherwise okay to give another dog, but if tested positive for this gene can kill them.

Living Conditions

-

Exercise

This breed needs to be taken on daily walks or jogs.

Life Expectancy

-

Grooming

-

Origin

According to legend, the English Shepherd is almost pure Roman sheep and cattle dog, originally brought to the British Isles by Caesar when he invaded in 55 BC. He used these dogs to herd the livestock brought along to feed his troops. As the livestock were depleted, surplus dogs were left along the way, and were used by local natives and interbred with existing types of dogs with similar "herding" talents, to intensify those instincts. The English Shepherd was brought to the American colonies by some of the first settlers and followed the development of the United States from east to west. This multi-purpose breed was highly prized as it was used to herd valuable livestock and to protect the isolated homesteads. The United Kennel Club is the original registrar of the English Shepherd and has recognized it since 1934.

Group

Herding
Recognition
CKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA
   
   

CKC = Continental Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
NKC = National Kennel Club
APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Axl, the male English Shepherd at 4 years old

Axl the male English Shepherd at 4 years old

 

English Shepherds

TTricolor male is Roper at 6 years and dark sable is Boots at 5 years

English Shepherd with Puppy Dogs

Boots with her litter of puppies

English Shepherd

Photo courtesy of Triple M Kennel

English Shepherd Puppy

English Shepherd puppy, photo courtesy of Triple M Kennel

 

Jemma Jerroo, the English Shepherd at 1 ½ years old

Jemma Jerroo the English Shepherd at 1 ½ years old—a sable and white, 45-lb. (20 kg) female in her summer haircut for running (she runs up to 40 miles a week).

 

 

English Shepherd Pictures 1

 

Understanding Dog Behavior

Herding Dogs

 

 

About Dog Breed Info Center®
 
Understanding Dog Behavior
Natural Dogmanship
What does it mean to be dominant?
Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog
Transforming a Rescue Dog
Proper way to walk a dog
Raising a Puppy
Why did my dog do that?
Speaking Dog
Small Dog Syndrome
Dominant Behaviors in Dogs
Jumping Dogs
FAQ about dogs
Alpha Boot Camp for Dogs
The Human Dog
Ready For a Dog?
Dog Bite Survey
Dog Breed Popularity Survey
Dog Breed Quizzes
Guess Oakley's Breed(s)
Dogs Caught in the Act
Those Amazing Dogs
Dog Care Training and More
Designer Dogs? What?
Pictures of Mixed Breed Dogs
Puppies vs. the Adult Dog
Chaining Your Puppy or Dog
So, you want to breed your dog...
Feeding Puppies and Adult Dogs
Corn in Dog Food. Really?
Collectible Vintage Figurine Dogs
Success Stories & Positive Feedback
 
 

Home

All Breeds - Purebreds - Hybrid Dogs - Understanding Dog Behavior - Raising a Puppy - Find the Perfect Dog - Dog Breed Quizzes - Pets - All Creatures - Care Training+ - Whelping Puppies - Photos - Submit a Picture - Breeders vs. Rescues - Spike the Bulldog - Maguire Farm - Scam Warning - Privacy Policy - Contact Us - Site Updates

Rescue

Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog - Adopt a Rescue Dog

Breeders

DBI Advertiser Policy - Classifieds/Breeder - Puppies for Sale

 

 

 

   
 
Custom Search
 
 

The Material contained herein may not be reproduced without the prior written approval of the author. Contents & Graphics Copyright © Dog Breed Info Center® (C) 1998- . All Rights Reserved. Our work is not Public Domain.