First developed in western England, the Old English Sheepdog originated about 150 years ago. A loving house dog, the Old English Sheepdog is intelligent, even-tempered and equally at home in an apartment or large house. An athletic dog with clownish energy, he requires regular exercise or a job. His beautiful, profuse coat requires regular grooming.
- Good with children
- Not hypoallergenic
- Suitable for apartment living
Prince Erics companion, â€œMax,â€ in Disneys â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ is an Old English Sheepdog. Old English Sheepdogs have been featured in several Jim Hensen creations, including the popular television show for preschoolers â€œSesame Street,â€ the 1986 fantasy film â€œLabyrinth,â€ and the television series â€œFraggle Rock.â€ President Franklin Delano Roosevelt owned an Old English Sheepdog named â€œTiny.â€