Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted March 28, 2015
My Old English Sheepdog Stella was a great dog. She was full of energy and you could easily see her sheepdog roots. Whenever we would have large gatherings, she always would try to "herd" all the guests together, which was both adorable and impressive. She was an extremely smart dog, and very easy to train. The only major issue we had with her was that she didn't get along very well with our other dog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. With time they started to get along, but there was always a little animosity there. We always suspected it was because she was the first dog in the house, so there were territorial issues going on when we brought in a second. But, she was always extremely friendly with people of all ages. Kids especially were drawn to her, probably because she was so big and fluffy. That said, the grooming on an Old English Sheepdog is obviously no easy task. They require professional groomers to keep them clean and tangle-free. Overall, I would say this dog is a great dog for active families who can keep up with his/her energy!