About Owasco Valley Sheepies
We are breeders of wonderful Old English Sheepdogs
Owasco Valley Sheepies is family-owned and operated right here in the beautiful Owasco Valley of Upstate New York. In 1998 we welcomed our first Old English Sheepdog into our family. We have since had the privilege of adding more sheepdogs over the years and in 2008 our first litter of Old English Sheepdog puppies were born. Our dogs are part of our family they live in our home with us. While many breeders feel that when the puppies go to their new homes at 8 weeks that their job is finished. At Owasco Valley Sheepies we realize that it is just a new chapter in the puppies life and our commitment goes on for as long as we are needed.
Breeding puppies is a job that we take quite seriously. It begins with choosing quality breeding parents that are well taken care of both physically and mentally fed properly, exercised, well socialized and with great temperaments. We do OFA testing on their hips and elbows. Our dogs are kept in our home with our family they are not kept in kennels. We have 16 acres where they can go for walks and explore.
When it comes time for the puppies to be whelped there is someone with the Mom around the clock in case there is any need for human intervention and to support the Mom during the birth of the puppies. The puppies are born in our brand new puppy nursery built just for them and they are monitored 24/7. We weigh all puppies everyday to make sure they are growing the way they should be. The puppies have their first Vet exam at 2-3 days old and their tails docked. They are put on a regular de-worming schedule an have all age appropriate immunizations.
We are proud of our breeding program and work closely with our vet to ensure the health of our breeding dogs and their puppies.
References from our NYS licensed vet are available upon request.
Our puppies are micro-chipped with AKC companion recovery chip. This is an identifying number that is placed in the puppy it is about the size of a grain of rice. This number is registered with the AKC so that if your puppy/dog was ever to get lost they can scan your dog with a handheld computer that all Vets, animal shelters etc. have and that number would identify who the owner of the dog is.
We like to have our future families get to know their puppies at an early age we do this by taking pictures of the puppies so that you too can enjoy watching them grow.
Our puppies come with AKC registration, health guarantee, and a blanket that smells like Mom to aid in the transition to their new home.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dog.
The Old English Sheepdog can grow a very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes.
- Bubbly, Intelligent, Adaptable, Loving, Playful, Sociable
- Blue Merle, Grizzle, Blue, Grey