Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog 

Unavailable Price Avg.




Breed Type

Large, Medium


12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 267
Origin Wales
Other Names The Welsh Grey Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg),
Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Height Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm),
Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Herding

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors Grey
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Blue, Amber, Hazel, Grey
Nose Color Possibilities black, brown, grey, white
Coat Color Possibilities White, Grey, Silver, Charcoal, Black
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Wooly
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Assertive, Confident, Hard working, Intelligent, Lively, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog  have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Wales. It is a herding breed that was used to herd sheep and cattle. The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog has a long, thick coat of fur that can be either black or grey in color. The coat is usually wavy and can be either short or long depending on the individual dog.

The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years and typically weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. They are considered to be medium-sized dogs, with males being slightly larger than females. The colors of the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog range from black to grey, with some having white markings on their chest or feet.

The personality of the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog is loyal, intelligent, and alert. They are very devoted to their owners and make excellent family pets as they are gentle with children and other animals alike. They are also known for being very protective of their owners and will bark if they sense danger or feel threatened by strangers.

Old Welsh Grey Sheepdogs are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals but may become aggressive if not properly socialized at an early age. It is important for them to receive proper training so they understand how to behave around people and other animals in order to avoid any potential issues down the line.

The temperament of the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog is calm yet alert which makes them great watchdogs as well as family pets due to their loyalty towards their owners. They have high energy levels which means they need plenty of exercise in order for them to stay healthy both physically and mentally; however, they do not require excessive amounts of exercise like some breeds do so it should not be too difficult for most people who own one of these dogs to provide them with enough activity throughout the day in order for them stay happy and healthy overall!

When it comes to health concerns related specifically this breed there are few major issues that have been reported; however there have been cases where hip dysplasia has been seen in some individuals so it’s important for potential owners who plan on getting one these dogs make sure they get checked out by a veterinarian before bringing them home just ensure everything looks good health wise!

In terms of adaptability level this breed does quite well when it comes adjusting new environments as long as given enough time adjust things like noise levels etc… This makes them great pets those who live busy lifestyles since won’t take too much effort keep up with all needs! Some benefits owning one these dogs include having loyal companion always there you no matter what life throws way plus fact that will always look out you your safety making perfect watchdog!


The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog is a breed of dog that was once common in Wales. The breed is thought to have originated in the early 1800s, and was used for herding sheep and cattle. The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog was nearly extinct by the early 1900s, due to a combination of factors including the introduction of new breeds of sheepdogs, the decline of the Welsh sheep industry, and World War I. However, the breed was saved from extinction by a few dedicated fanciers, and it is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

The Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog is a large breed, with males standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 25 inches tall. The coat is grey or black, with some white markings on the chest and feet. The coat is thick and dense, making the Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog well-suited to cold weather climates. The breed is intelligent and obedient, making it an excellent choice for families with children.

If you're looking for a loyal and loving companion, consider adding an Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog to your family!