Bobtail - a dog that personifies the mind, beauty and devotion
Let's not once again disclose bored standards again. They can be easily found on the Internet, in magazines and books devoted to the breed. Let's talk about the nature of this wonderful snow-white bear cub.
Bobtail - a dog that personifies the mind, beauty and devotion. The origin of the Old English Sheepdog was lost in the depths of centuries. Even connoisseurs can not with certainty point to her ancestors. The history of the formation of the breed is built on conjectures and contradictions. The first mention of the fully formed representatives of the Old English Sheepdog refers to the middle of the XVIII century. The breed of Bobtail dogs (photo below) was used not only for the protection of dwellings, but also as shepherds of the herd. These fearless representatives protected the flocks of sheep from animals. The name of his Bobtail is "obliged" to the law in force at that time. The fact is that in England there was a wild tax for the modern man on tails. Local residents solved the problem in a radical way, cutting off the "tax". "Bobtail" is translated as a "scrawny tail".
"God decided to cover the eyes of this dog with a bang, so that she would not notice the shortcomings of those whom she so loves ..."
Bobtail - a dog, devoted to the owner and unlimitedly his loving. The world first learned about its excellent working qualities in 1876 when the breed was first introduced at the competitions. The contemplation of the handsome was not ignored.
In addition to excellent working qualities, bobtails are also characterized by rather catchy external data. The show exhibition in 1965 immediately increased the number of fans of the breed. Then the American millionaires Morgan and Gould became "bobtails". Today the Bobtail is a dog adored by Adriano Celentano, Monica Seles, Paul McCartney. The latter even dedicated a song to his dog Marta. And how lovely is the Bobtail in Walt Disney's magnificent cartoon!
General rules for the care and feeding of dogs apply to this breed. Wool of a bobtail is not at all problematic, as many believe. The main thing is to teach the puppy to comb the smart mane from an early age. This will require a brush and an infrequent comb. Puppy comb every day (enough once), and an adult dog - three to four times a month (the hair of a bobtail is not inclined to stall). If all the same formed koltuny, shepherd can be cut (unless, of course, the exhibition in the near future is not planned). After a while, the bobtail will become overgrown and again become the same furry bear as before. Bathed a sheepdog only when necessary.
Without a twisting heart, we can say that a Bobtail is a dog without flaws. He has a wonderful temperament and a balanced mind. The Old English Sheepdog loves children. This is a tender friend, ready to play with the child for days on end. However, do not forget that it's still a dog with service qualities. The Bobtail will not start aggression first, but will always show fangs if he feels threatened or realizes that the owner needs protection.
Training instructors who worked with the breed will say that the Bobtail is a dog that is intelligent, easy to train and works superbly to detain and guard, although some dog breeders claim that the Old English Shepherd is a decorative breed.
In nutrition these "bears" are relatively unpretentious. They have naturally healthy health. However, this does not mean that vaccinations can be ignored. Walking with a bobtail is a real pleasure. The true "shepherd" will never miss his beloved master from the field of his sight, being always nearby. This is not the dog that you have to constantly look for. Perfectly get along with all the domestic, taking even cats and birds.