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Black and Tan English Shepherd

I have come to feel a little uncomfortable with sharing my information and my life experiences on mainstream social media networks.  I feel like my privacy has been violated when I use a search engine to research on some product, and the next thing I know I’m seeing ads on Facebook for that same product.  … Read more

Stock Training with Young Liberty

Black and Tan English Shepherd

At this point in his young career, Liberty’s stock management training consists of taking him with me twice per day to feed the goats.  He becomes used to the goats and understands that managing the goats is part of his daily routine.  Liberty carries a long lead for the entire exercise. Chasing behind the goats … Read more

Liberty and the Fat Possum

Black and Tan English Shepherd

Around here, my most valued dogs are the ones who listen well and listen now.  Especially in a high-drive scenario.  Those are the dogs who are the most useful to me, and the ones I trust the most.  They are the dogs I select from and breed. Liberty has been going over to feed the … Read more

Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Male Puppy Available

Black and Tan English Shepherd

This Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd puppy is available for adoption. Other dogs from this line are used in hunting, vermin eradication, property protection, and livestock management activities. These are medium-sized, strongly built and active dogs. With intelligence, alertness, and companionship, this dog will fit well in an urban home, a rural home, or … Read more

Barn Hunt Practice Day January 14th

Black and Tan English Shepherd

Middle Tree Farms will be having another Barn Hunt practice day at the farm this coming Thursday, the 14th, starting at noon. If you would like to join them please let Caroline know ASAP. Everyone chips in to help each other. If North Carolina is far from you, consider taking a look at the Barn … Read more

Age To Spay Or Neuter, Ovary Sparing Spay, Vasectomy, Cancer Links

Black and Tan English Shepherd

I don’t neuter[1]castrate is the gender-specific term for males my male dogs without an explicit medical reason.  I do neuter[2]spay is the gender-specific term for females my females at 6-9 years of age.  My neutering protocol takes discipline, record keeping, extra work/time in dog management, and requisite housing facilities.  I understand that not all dog … Read more

Good Trade

This time of year, there’s a lot of deer hunting out in my neck of the woods. Freyja, my Anatolian cross, brings a lot of treats in to camp. When one of the English shepherd’s dogs get a hold of a deer bone, I make a trade. I’ll say, “trade” and offer her a stuffed … Read more

Time for Core Vaccination Boosters

Here at Roanoke Creek Ranch, January means time for core vaccination boosters. I re-vaccinate core shots at 1 year old, then every 2-3 years after. If I’m planning to breed a particular female that year, I’ll vaccinate for sure in January to ensure maternally derived antibodies are passed along to the pups. According to the … Read more