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Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginWales
Other Names
What other names does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have? The dog breed also known as...
The Welsh Grey Sheepdog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

History

The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog, or as others called it, the Old Welsh is originated from Wales. The breed was created to help the shepherds’ jobs, to collect the flock. Just like the Bearded Collie, the Welsh Grey worked in a loose-eyed, but the very noisy manner with a distinctive short, yet loud bark. This differentiates them from the Border and other collie types breeds. The breed was famous among shepherds, and among drovers who took livestock to England too because the breed was very easy to train.

Welsh Greys were long-haired, shaggy, large to medium-sized dogs, very similar in exterior appearance and in behavioral nature to the Scottish Bearded Collie or to the ancestors of the Old English Sheepdog, therefore, these breeds presumably have a common heritage.

In 1949, the author of The Observer’s Book of Dogs, Clifford Hubbard, described the breed more vividly: “An unbeautiful dog much like a small old-fashioned Bearded Collie.” Moreover, most of the cynologists presume that the Old Welsh Grey, as it was sometimes called, is an ancestor of the Bearded Collie, a most decidedly beautiful breed. Apart from their looks, the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog had a great temperament. They were very active, intelligent, hardworking, and confident in their nature. The dogs also quickly adjusted to any new environmental change, yet the breed was considered to be one of the most emotional dog breeds, for the fact that even a soft punishment affected them deeply.

According to most experts, the breed is nowadays considered to be extinct, although some still hope that there are few dogs left in isolation, living remotely in the Welsh mountains, based on their belief that, in the late 1980s the breed was still found on Welsh hill farms in the upper Towy Valley. Thanks to the immigrations of Welsh farmers in the early 20th century, the breed got to Patagonia with their owners. It is more likely than not, that the Patagonian Sheepdog or the Barbucho is descended from the Old Welsh.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  weigh? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  weight:
Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog ? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog ? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  height:
Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  average height:
Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 's coat?
Grey
Grooming
How to groom the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the The Welsh Grey Sheepdog? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  shedding level:
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveAlertHard workingLivelyIntelligentAssertiveConfident
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog ? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the The Welsh Grey Sheepdog need? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  social needs:
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs bark a lot? Why does my The Welsh Grey Sheepdog bark?
Average to high: The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  good as a watchdog?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the The Welsh Grey Sheepdog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog ? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  do?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  roam?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have high prey drive?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  and children:
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s good office dogs? Do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s make good office friendly dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s be office dogs?
No
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the The Welsh Grey Sheepdog temperament with senior people? Are Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs good for elderly owners?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs get along with other pets? Are Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a boat dog?
Not really
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs have health problems?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  breed hypoallergenic?
No
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  dogs require per day?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  risk for obesity:
Average. The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  drool?
The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog . If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog : The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Shedding Level: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s shed above average.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog s are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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