I got these photos of the neighbors’ Old English sheepdog cross pups. They are terribly socialized and hate Miley very much.
That’s probably because Miley is by far the scariest monster they have ever seen. If she shows up, they run off in terror! Never mind, that she is not a dog that starts fights. They think she might eat them or something.
If you wanted proof that Old English sheepdogs are nothing more than very modified collie-type dogs, all you have to do is look at these two crosses. Their father is a very shaggy OES, and their mother a 35-pound yellow Labrador mix (with something smaller than a Labrador).
I call these dogs Smithfields, for this is the old bearded-up droving “collie” of southern England. A similar sort of dog is also found in Australia, which was crossed into the various strains of Australian cattle dog or heeler.