Over the course of my professional career, I have learned the value of engaging with subject matter experts when it comes to situations which require critical decision making. To succeed, one cannot be afraid to ask for help and advice. With this lesson in hand, I elected to engage with a conservancy organization on behalf … Read more
There are a lot rural families here in the Southeast who breed unregistered black and tans. Through my ads in farm magazines, I personally know and have spoken with 8-10 such breeders. Every once in awhile, a club breeder will “discover” an unregistered line of dogs from here. Kind of the way Columbus “discovered” America … Read more
Mr. Charles Barnes of Virginia recently traveled to Alabama to pick-up a puppy by Sallee’s Rustie Jr. out of Sherling’s Princess. The Barnes family has kept Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds for two generations, dating back to IESR and UKC dogs from the 60s. The Barnes’ dogs included Barnes’ Lady by Blankenship’s Buster out … Read more
The farmcollie movement influenced the English Shepherd breed community via internet lists, AWFA, and the vocalness of its proponents. Since this all coincided with the breed coming out of a pretty severe bottleneck, it skewed what was being bred and it influenced a lot of new breeders. So now, black and tans are in a … Read more
These are Kamp’s Tucker and Kamp’s Allie. Tucker is by Sherling’s Jack out of Sherling’s Meg. Allie is by Sallee’s Rustie Jr. out of Sherling’s Princess. The Kamps are experienced breeders of our bloodline who are planning to bring Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds back to Ohio in a few years.
Up until 16 weeks of age, most of my puppy curriculum consists of manding, marker training and recall. Two weeks ago, Shep and his sister graduated to accompanying me for morning goat chores. Between their 16th and 18th weeks, I alternated Shep and Sally each day. At dawn, we take the goats from the barnyard … Read more