BOBTAIL (Old English Shepherd)
Even and reliable character and its natural protecting instinct of this herd of cows and Shepherd (bobtail means "short tail"), make of this dog the perfect Shepherd, up to the point that it sometimes adopts the children as flock and turns into a nanny-dog.
It huge teddy bear aspect hides a great personality and the extremely mischievous puppies can turn into rebel adult dogs, if they are not trained on time. It is amazingly flexible, considering its great corpulence, which allowed it to make really fast turns, even when its movements may not be very elegant. It barks on a very characteristic way to admonish strangers. It absolutely cares for the people it loves. petzorb
Abundant hair in any of the variations of gray or blue with white spots and thicker than longer. Separated eyes that should be blue or dark. Its ears are so small that they get lost on the hair that covers the head. Small rounded feet, with thick and hard pads. The tail is usually amputated, leaving it really short. Ascendant back line from the cross to the rump, underlined by its characteristic ambulatory.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Very Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Difficult.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Very Noisy.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: It is absolutely recommended to rule out ocular and hip malformations.
- HEIGHT: 56 – 61 cm.
- IT IS USUAL TO GET THEIR TAILS surgically CUT.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)