Bobtail is an English shepherd dog breed, known since ancient times. It is believed that these animals were brought to the UK from Eastern Europe, and their main relative is the South Russian Shepherd Dog. As a result of crossing a shepherd dog with local shepherd dogs, the bobtail or, as it is also called, the Old English Sheepdog was obtained. Officially, the breed was presented at the exhibition only in 1865.
Representatives of the bobtail breed are some of the kindest dogs in the world. Aggression has been eradicated from their character for hundreds of years, and today it is considered a vice and inconsistency with the standard. The Bobtail will never attack, bite, or attempt to injure an enemy. He just has a different tactic. Dogs of this breed drive the aggressor into a corner and, as it were, fall on him, pressing him to the ground. This is how the bobtail protected the flock of sheep from predators.
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