There is perhaps no better source which clearly establishes the history and the phenotype of the Tennessee English Shepherd foundational strain than the sales brochure of John and Polly Blankenship. Mr. and Mrs. Blankenship of Rutherford County, Tennessee bred black and tan “Century Strain” English Shepherds for decades.
Thanks to some wonderful new friends from North Carolina, I am the happy and proud owner of an original copy of the Blankenship’s sales brochure. Including the original envelope! This is an amazing gift I will treasure and for which I am eternally grateful.
I wanted to share this invaluable piece of English Shepherd history with the entire community. From the link below, you can download a scanned copy of the Blankenships’ sales brochure in PDF format.
Click the link below, then press the Open PDF button. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.