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English Shepherd

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Male

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

3/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Not Your Regular Pet

By

6412K, Netherlands

Posted October 3, 2015

English Shepherds are often used as sheep dogs, but they aren't that active, but they do need to have regular opportunities run around and go off looking for an adventure. They will become bored very quickly, which usually results in chewed up furniture and slippers. They need to be surrounded by people and other uncommon sights and sounds. If they're they don't have that type of contact; their natural cautiousness can quickly become fearfulness. No one wants to live like that. This breed is very versatile. They are working dogs, which are capable of learning a lot in a short period, but they can be very manipulative. I don't personally own one, but I've puppy-sat the neighbors' Shepherd, and boy is he smart, stubborn and dominant. They always want to be the one making all the decision. I guess that's why they make good sheep dogs when trained to do so. They will test you, push your buttons and make you prove that you can make them do things. You have to show them that you mean business. If you have an issue with shedding, then the English Shepherd isn't for you. They shed quite a bit. You'll find hair all over your clothing, furniture, and carpets. I still find that Shepherd's hair to this day. *sigh*

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