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Lee River Shaggies
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Famous Old English Sheepdogs
Everything you always wanted to know about Lee Rivers Shaggies and Old English Sheepdogs.
Our Sheepies are our pets. Their only job is being our fur babies and to provide us with hours of entertainment and loves. They have never won "Best in Show", but they are definitely "Champions" in our world, and have "won" our hearts!  We can't imagine our world without them.

Jack and Maggie originate from Maine, and Lily from Arkansas.  They are both AKC and CKC register.  After an exhaustive search for the perfect pet, we welcomed them into our home when they were just puppies.

Lee River Shaggies is located on Lee River in beautiful Lac du Bonnet,  Manitoba. The dogs spend many hours enjoying our four season playground.  Hours are spent swimming in the summer, trying to herd snowmobiles on the lake in the winter and enjoying long walks during spring and fall.   They are very social and get along with other dogs; they love spending time at the dog parks.

Our goal at Lee River Shaggies is simple; we want to help you to make an informed decision before you welcome an Old English Sheepdog into your home and to make sure they are the perfect pet for you and your family. 

We welcome you to call or email us - we love sharing information about our Old English Sheepdogs.



These shaggy dogs are well known for having a clownish, playful attitude when they are off the clock. Great for herding, this breed is also an excellent choice for a watch dog.

They have a life span average of 10 to 12 years and weigh anywhere from 65-100+ pounds. This large breed dog is commonly referred to as the Bobtail. With their winning demeanor and charmingly good looks, it's no wonder there are so many famous Old English Sheepdog.
  • Alfie was Al Pacino's dog in the movie Serpico
  • Merlin & Ambrosius in Labyrinth (film)
  • Barney in Barney (TV series)
  • Barkley in Sesame Street
  • "Big Dog" in 2 Stupid Dogs
  • Boot in The Perishers
  • Broo in The Raccoons
  • Digby in Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
  • Edison in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Elwood in The Shaggy D.A.
  • Farley in For Better or For Worse
  • Hot Dog in Archie Comics
  • Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog was said to be the namesake of Martha My Dear.
  • Max in The Little Mermaid and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
  • Mooch in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
  • Nate in Open Season 3
  • Niblet and Rebound in Pound Puppies
  • Paloming in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
  • Schaeffer in The Raccoons
  • Tiger in The Patty Duke Show
  • Wordsworth in Jamie and the Magic Torch
  • Sam the Sheepdog from Looney Tunes
  • Reverend Lovejoy in the hit TV cartoon series, The Simpsons, owns an Old English Sheepdog.
  • Sproket starred in Fraggle Rock
  • Tiny belonged to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Bebe from Captain Kangaroo.
The grooming requirements of an Old English Sheepdog are the same as those of any of the non-shedding breeds. In full coat if left unkept the coat will quickly mat which will cause discomfort for the dog, more of your time to detangle or at the very least a costly grooming bill. In full coat, the Old English Sheepdog requires approximately 3-4 hours of brushing each week with the right tools. It is worth every second as there is nothing more beautiful than a fluffy Old English Sheepdog. If you don't have the time or energy, their fur can be kept short with a trip to the groomers every few months.

The Old English Sheepdog does not shed like most dogs. They do produce "dust bunnies" when in full coat. "Dust bunnies" can be kept to a minimum with regular brushings. When their fur is kept short there is little to no shedding.
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