Illustration of a Old English Sheep Dog with a green background
Thought to have originated in England sometime in the early 19th century, the Old English Sheepdog was, as its name mentions, principally used to drive cattle and sheep in fields and markets. Large in demeanor, the breed is considered to be playful in nature and gentle giants. In addition to being known as herders, the breed has in recent decades been a popular presence at dog shows on account of their unique and shaggy coat.
This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.