The Old English Sheepdog has existed for at least 200 years in England where it was recognized by the Kennel Club in the 1870's. Originally a flock herder and guardian, its role changed to drover. The tails of droving dogs were docked, and the breed was dubbed the "bobtail."

The OES is still used as a herder in rural areas. It is also used as a sled dog, retriever, and a family companion and guardian. It is especially good with children.


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