|Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 7:23pm PST |
|English Shepherds are not included on the Wisdom Panel tests, so there really is no point in trying one to see if your dog might be part ES.
(I swear I am going to do one SOMEDAY on Chandler just to see what it ends up saying. Does anybody know where to get one for a good price?)
Appearance-wise, he could be part ES, but 50 lbs or under is on the small side for a male ES, although the breed can run from 30ish lbs to over 80.
Strictly speaking, it is difficult to distinguish ES from BC or AS simply by appearance, although shaded sable certainly isn't as common in BC or AS as it is in ES, Shelties, or Rough Collies. It is often easier to distinguish by behavior, as ES are known for being bossy and are also upright herders that don't do the BC crouch. They tend to need a job and aren't always the best fit for the casual suburban owner.
One of the best places to find detailed information on ES temperament and working character is the English Shepherd Club website:
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