Old English Sheepdog Calendars: Affectionately called the "Bobtail", so named because of their lack of a tail. The Old English Sheepdog is an affectionately loyal dog, protective of those they love. A natural protector, they were originally the guardian of flocks and this instinct is displayed in their tendency to adopt young animals and children. Known as the "nanny dog" from Peter Pan, Old English Sheepdogs do not make good guard dogs. Old English Sheepdogs are very playful and enjoy a good romp. They are kind, friendly and get along well with many other types of species. They are good with other people and other dogs. The Old English Sheepdog makes good watchdogs, but are too friendly for the protective owner. Their coat requires quite a bit of care, especially if they are in the show ring. Some grooming for the Old English Sheepdogs can take hours, but if they are just a regular pet, daily brushing should suffice. The breed does very well at performing, even with fur hiding their eyes. They can have brown or blue eyes, with a black nose and grey coloring on their white bodies. Puppies have naturally softer and fluffier fur, while the adults have a harsh and profuse coat. For the owner who wants a big "cuddly teddy bear" type of dog, the Old English Sheepdog is the breed suited for this very purpose. Old English Sheepdog Calendars make great gifts.