Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Old English Sheepdog Synonym(s): Bobtail, Dulux Dog Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Great Britain for use as a sheep herder as the name suggests. Good with children, suitable for the urban environment and a good guard dog, the breed does not like hot climates and hard shaggy coat requires regular daily grooming. Requires a lot of exercise, and early training is necessary to control their boisterous nature and demands for affection. Known as the Dulux dog, due the the use of the breed in advertising paint. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Smith C The Complete Old English Sheepdog. Howell. ISBN: 0876052235. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs - http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Clu bwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Old English Sheepdog Club of America: www.oldenglishsheepdogclubofamerica.org.