Restoring the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd

A strategy for preserving the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd If we continue to refer to the black and tan farm dogs of Middle Tennessee simply as black and tans, they will eventually become extinct. It may already be too late. The issue is that by calling them black and tans, a large amount … Read more

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd

A brief modern history of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd In the late sixties or early seventies, a young boy traveled with his family from their home in Kentucky to visit John and Polly Blankenship’s farm near Christiana, TN.  The boy’s mother purchased multiple black and tan dogs from Mrs. Blankenship.  While they … Read more