Bronze statuette Bobtail
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The Old English Sheepdog(Bobtail) is a large breed of dog that emerged in England from early types of herding dog. The nickname Bob-tail (or Bobtail) originates from how dogs of the breed traditionally had their tails docked.
The Old English Sheepdog comes from the very old pastoral type dogs of England. But no records were kept of the dogs, and everything about the earliest types is guesswork.
In the early 19th century a bobtailed drovers dog, called the Smithfield or Cotswold Cor, was noticed in the southwestern counties of England and may have been an ancestor.
The ideal Old English Sheepdog as never being nervous or aggressive. This breed’s temperament can be described as intelligent, social and adaptable.Old English Sheepdogs should not be deprived of the company and the warmth of people.