The Old English Sheepdog is a 150 year old herding breed originating in England. Being an agile, intelligent dog they were used as a drover’s dog to drive livestock to market.

At that time in England, dogs who worked were exempt from tax. To identify the working dogs, the farmers started the practice of docking tails. Since then the term “Bobtail” is used. Now, they can be seen in the fields of England herding sheep. They were also used on the battlefields during the war.

The Old English Sheepdog came to Canada and the United States in the early 1900’s as show dogs, family companions, and later in the movies.

The Old English Sheepdog is a loyal, gentle friendly, versatile breed with natural herding instincts. They love to be part of the family and join in on any activities.

They have a long heavy coat requiring grooming or may be kept short in the summer. For exercise long walks in the morning and evening are sufficient.

They love children and to run and gallop or just to be hugged. The breed is very versatile and you can find them in the Obedience and Conformation Show rings. They also compete in Rally, Agility and recently the practice of herding trials has become popular.


Click below to see the Old English Sheepdog Breed Standard

The OESOCC   2009 ~ Specialty Winner
Can.Am. Ch. Haystac’s Bright North Star
Owned by Mary and Peter McIntosh and Madeline Ericson.
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Below are the previous OES Specialty Winners!
Look for more to be added soon!


The OESOCC   2008 ~ Specialty Winner
BIS, BISS, Can,Am Ch. Beaumorning’s We Will Rock Ewe.
"Iggy"Owned by Al and Ginny Price

2009 Top Herding Dog & #5 All Breed
OESOCC Can. National Specialty winner 2005
BIS.BISS Am.Cdn.Ch. Snowdowne Smooth Talk’n at Bugaboo.
"DJ" owned by Colleen Grady.


OESCA US National Specialty Winner for the year 2007.
BIS BISS Can.Am.Ch Adominos’ Rip Tide.
“Hudson” owned by Rhonda Bailey.
OESOCC Can. National Specialty winner 2000
BISS Ch. Adomino Teddybearzoo Legacy
“Legacy” is owned by Barb & Garth Lynch


OESOCC National Specialty winner for 2003 and 2004.
CH. Tumbleweed Lambluv Gala Affair
“Comet”
owned by Cathy Schellenberg.
OESOCC National Specialty winner for 2007.
MBIS,BISS Can.Am.Ch. Auriga’s Robert the Rogue
“Bob” owned by Martin and Wendy Doherty
American OESCA National Specialty Winner, 1977
BIS. BISS. Can. Am. Ch. Somebuddy’s Bring on the Clowns
"Clown" owned by Karen Murdock and Terry Carter.
OESOCC Specialty winner for 1986
BIS. BISS. Can.Am.Ch.Barvan's Chairman of the Board,

"Drew" owned by Barbara Vanword Thompson
Canadian OESOCC Specialty winner from 1988
BISS CH Precisionblu's Rags to Riches,
"Thackery" owned by David Hanson.
Canadian OESOCC Specialty winner from 1989
BISS.Ch. Precisionblu's Rags to Riches.
"Thackery" owned by David Hanson.


The OES 2010 National Specialty Winner
Can-Am CH Bugaboo's Big Shot,
Owner Heather & Colton Johnson, Breeder:  Doug & Michaelanne Johnson, handled by Jennifer McClintock.
2011 National Specialty BEST OF BREED Winner
Ch. Some Buddy Now and Forever,
Breeder Terry B Carter. Owner Handler Betty Fast.
Best of Breed Winner and Best Of Winners at the 2012 National Specialty.
Am GCH CH Masquerade Mint Julep
Owned by Marnie Harris.
Obedience Awards
Congratulations to Jo-Anne Kosowan and Mt. Haggins Look Quick Cuz She is Magic who won both High in Trial awards offered on Sat July 16. These were Magic’s first shows in Obedience and she earned scores of 196 ½ & 197. Magic went on to compete on Sunday earning her 3rd leg with score of 195. Way to go Magic and Jo Anne you have made us proud and proved how smart OES are!
Magic is weaving her magic and learning new tricks like skate boarding watch for her at our next specialty. Magic is admiring her wins from one incredible good weekend!