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Old 10-23-2006, 10:19 AM
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Old English Sheepdog Bearded Collie Polish Lowland Sheepdog Tibetan Spaniel Lowchen I love these shaggy looking breeds. Anyone own any or have knowledge of them? They all shed right?
My first dog was a Beardie, and she was lovely. Beautiful temperament, never mean or bullying or hard-headed. If I lost my temper (being about 8 when we got her) and yelled at her unfairly or slapped her, she rolled onto her back and begged my forgiveness. That'll teach you humility in a hurry. When we got her, she was about 3-5, and that beautiful coat was so badly tangled that we had to cut out the mats, piece by piece. It never got that bad again, but it did mat easily, in places where it doesn't mat on my current dog - back, hips, chest, front legs, etc. All that double coat everywhere. Basically, a Beardie just mats everywhere unless you keep consistent with the brushing. They shed, but it's long and easy to pick up. The thing that probably is most pause-worthy for me is the barking. As with all the collies, the Beardie has a bark that can shatter steel. Painful bark.

Mine was an adult when we got her, and she behaved as if I was her puppy, very motherly and protective. But she wasn't at all serious or stolid; she was playful and exuberant her whole life, and was very vibrant and active until her last few months. I've read that this is typical of the breed, they remain cheerful and lighthearted all their lives.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:54 AM
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I have a 13 year old Tibetan spaniel, I'd reccomend the breed.

She has a wonderful temperament, she's very playful and sweet, she loves people, though I have read that they tend to be aloof with strangers.

If you're a light sleeper she might not be the breed for you as they were bred to be watch dogs and it shows, she barks at every noise in the night the moment she hears the floorboards creak she's off to investigate and making a lot of noise about it.

I'm not complaining it may prove very useful one day.

When we first got her, just a few months ago, she shed everywhere and left so much hair on my lap that i could have knitted another tibetan from it,she is brushed almost every day now and we had her clipped(not too short) and we see very few hairs.
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:55 AM
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My dad has one of these. First point, yes, he sheds. But he's the neatest little dog, and I don't care for little dogs. Very full of life, very attentive to his daddy, great company. A little barky at times, but not bad compared to some.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:21 AM
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I have a 1yr2moth old tibetan spaniel. He`s really the sweetest dog I`ve ever met. He`s never bitten, snapped, barked or growled at a person/kid -ever. He`s very affectionate and adventurous -he doesn`t scare easily and loves new things. The fur is very easy maintenance; brush and wash kinda fur. Very easy. it does shed and living up north(Finland) and the house being heated inside he sheds almost every day -so I vacuum a few times a week. He doest bark much, only tiny ruffs to let me know someones coming
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:31 AM
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I only have enough time for a quick reply, so I could be off a little because I didn't read all of the previous posts, except for your own.

My aunt & uncle used to own an Old English Sheepdog a while back until she died of old age, but she was WONDERFUL with us kids. Extemely friendly dog. I do remember that she did shed. Funny story: since I was much younger at the time... around 5 years old, I thought she was ENORMOUS, so I called her the "big bear"!

Anyways, hope I helped!
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