Plush Animals Features
** Plush Sheep Dog
** White and Gray
** Made by Aurora
** 12 inch
This walking rug of a dog is steeped in mystery. Quite literally. You see, before about the 19th century, when he was first brought up in England, there was some confusion about the breed’s history. No one knew where it came from, or when it came from. No, the English Sheepdog isn’t a time traveler, but records weren’t kept when domestication began, getting the breed where it is today. So, what have we got today?
The English Sheepdog is a large, ‘very’ furry fellow. And one of his favorite things, as you might expect, is sheep. Not to eat. That would be silly. Instead of eating them, he likes to herd. In fact, if he hasn’t got any sheep to herd, he might try to herd his humans, especially the miniature ones. He’s not a bully, the herding instinct is just so strong that he can’t help it! Aside from that, the Sheepdog is good-natured, loving, intelligent and sociable. They can also be somewhat lazy, especially if not given work to do. Their origins may be shrouded in mystery, but that hasn’t stopped notable people from having them as pets, like Paul McCartney or Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Then of course when it comes to fictional sheepdogs, they are just as prevalent. There’s the two sheepdogs, Merlin and Ambrosius from the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth. Then there’s that huge orange and white sheepdog Barkley from Sesame Street, the Colonel from 101 Dalmatians (the book and animated version), Sprocket from Fraggle Rock….the list goes on. With such a fantastic pedigree, Aurora doesn’t really have to do much to capture the spirit of this memorable dog. Even so, Harvie is brimming with warmth and personality that’ll make him a cherished companion for years.