Welsh Sheepdogs are generally bred for their working abilities, rather than their appearance, and therefore do vary in build, color an size. Most are usually black-and-white, red-and-white, or tri-color, but merle markings are also frequent over any of these. Coat types can be may be short or fairly long. Ears are pricked, but usually folded at the tip.
A herding dog, who is considered to be a loose-eyed herder. Meaning he does not fixate his eye contact onto the animals he is herding, such as the Border Collie does.
This herding dog is extremely active, and need a job to do.
12 - 15 years
Believed to have been established in the 19th century, the Welsh Sheepdog was developed in Wales. Working collies in Scotland met up with some old native Welsh breeds to form the Welsh Sheepdog, also called the Welsh Collie. Some of the Welsh breeds in its ancestry are, the shaggy Old Welsh Grey, the Black and Tan Sheepdog, and the sable or blue-merle Hillman. The Welsh Sheepdog Society was formed in 1997.