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The text below can help to find the answer;
it reflects our point of view.
Vanessa (CH Vanessa du Moulin
du Pont) was born in June 2004, she was our first undocked Old
English Sheepdog. Since then we have kept the tails. Most European
countries stopped the docking of tails years ago; and even in
Great Britain it has been the case since April 6, 2007. France
has a special exemption which still allows docking.
The outstanding coat is the
beauty of the breed. Having a long coated dog means investing
time and energy in grooming. Without regular brushing it is impossible
to obtain a satisfying result.
Or a puppy style trimming is a nice alternative. The fur is cut
to a length of about 10 cm, which makes grooming and keeping the
coat in good condition a lot easier. A totally shaved OES looks
quite ugly, and there are a lot of adorable short coated breeds.
However of utmost importance is the health of a dog, a matted
coat is to be avoided. The length of the coat should be in accordance
with the lifestyle of the owner. Grooming a dog which is used
to it, is a real pleasure for the dog and for the groomer.
Contrary to popular belief you
can wash your dogs with adapted products as often as you think
it is necessary. Our show dogs are completely washed and dried
at least once a month and always before a show. All the other
dogs whenever it is necessary.
The dog has to be thoroughly brushed before the bath otherwise
the coat will get filthy and extremely difficult to untangle.
All dogs need a small amount
of education and training at the very least, our breed is no exception.
Attending puppy training classes benefits both the dog and the
owners, especially if it is your first dog.
are all home bred;
grow up with us inside our home, they are
used to all the normal routines of daily life, noise, action,
etc., from us and a young boy;
all are: registered at the
“Livre d’origine français” the French
stud book, identified with a microchip, vaccinated* and regularly
treated against worms;
a health certificate from our veterinary;
and come with a leaflet of our kennel with
useful information about taking care of an OES.
*CHPPL first injection for dogs staying in France
at the age of 8 weeks, a second injection of CHPPL and rabies
for dogs going abroad at the age of three months.
Puppies staying in France must be at least 8 weeks old.
PUPPIES LEAVING ABROAD
They stay with us as long as legally necessary which depends on
the destination country. We take care of all paperwork legally
required by the authorities, passport, health certificate, etc.
Meanwhile the puppies share our life; they are not used to living
in a kennel.
For any further questions do not hesitate to contact
Puppies for show and breeding: must have
their second theeth, will have a first HP X-ray and all genetic
health tests for the breed before