|Hi shaggy! Welcome! I also found this site when I was contemplating/dreaming about/planning on getting a sheepdog and it helped me tremendously. I loved how everyone told stories of the funny things their sheepdogs did that made them laugh at the end of a long day. Of course, there is alot to learn re health, grooming and training too. There is alot of help on this board to point you in the direction for either a reputable breeder and/or rescue.
Have fun exploring.
|Welcome to the forum, Shaggy!
Do you have plans from where you're gonna get your furry child?
If not yet, we understand how emotional buying a sheepdog can be. We've seen it all! It's really really HARD to walk away from a little cute ball of fur! The bonding between a person and a sheepdog puppy is quick, quick, quick.
Unfortunately, the irresponsible breeders know this too. So to save yourself lots of heartache, I would recommend that you deal with only the best breeders, and stay away from anybody who you find through an all breed puppy selling website. Get references, then come here and ask questions in public or through the forum's private messaging PM system.
Either way, I am looking forward to reading stories (and seeing pictures!) of your new addition!
|thanks very much for the welcome, living in Brampton, Ontario, I am hoping for a breeder nearby. I have been reading many, many posts about breeders, problems, puppy mills, prices etc. I feel like I am getting a good grasp on things. I have noticed two breeders I like in particular, connected to this website. I still have lots to check out, and enough time to do so. We have decided to plan this and do what's right for our family and a new puppy !!! I really appreciate everyone's input, advice, and help. Though people may seem thick and difficult, all the effort that you all put forth is necessary and a blessing!!!|
|Welcome to the forum! We are waiting to get our puppy too. This is a valueable website. You are lucky you found it before you chose a breeder, as this site is so helpful in that area. Good luck on your search!|
|Welcome to the forum!
I would recommend contacting someone through our national breed club, www.oesocc.org , and they can refer you to a reputable breeder
|Hi and welcome to OES, I wish I had known about this site before I got my little darling Dutch , not that I'm unhappy with her at all nor would I trade her for anything but I would have looked for an older rescue pup|
|Rescue OES are very hard to find in Ontario.... but when we're ready for a 2nd we'll be putting ourselves on a waiting list for one.|
|You need to find someone with an OES, put your hands on one and learn about grooming. It is something that needs to be taught firsthand.
That way you also learn about bum and ear cleaning. And.....hopefully get to enjoy a few wetbeard sheepie kisses
|Hi shaggy! Welcome to the forum from Norway|
|Hi and WELCOME!|
|Hi and welcome from Minnesota.|
You found the right place to know everything on OES here. Lucky you! you're still on your way looking for your furrchild. Like what evebody says you're on the right track here. I'm sure there are breeders here can help you. Everyone here are willing to help and give advices, I'm very glad i found this site! Many expert sheeppies owner here........ Welcome abroad and looking forward to see your pup.
|Hello and welcome from Colorado|
|Greetings from Canada!
Welcome to the forum and you've come to the right place to gain info on the breed. People are very friendly here and lots of informative conversations so feel free to join right in.
Marianne and the boys (Blue, Merlin and Panda)
|G'day and welcome from the land downunder.|
|Welcome from Kentucky.|
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