Early Neurological Stimulation

I don’t see any reasons we can’t start ENS on schedule tomorrow.  Why do we do ENS?[1]Gazzano, A., Mariti, C., Notari, L., Sighieri, C., McBride, E.A., 2008. Effects of early gentling and early environment on emotional development of puppies. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 110, 294–304., … Continue reading[2]Battaglia, C.L., 2009. Periods of early development and the … Read more

The Black and Tan English Shepherd Continuum – An Argument from Hypothesis

Purpose In the English Shepherd Breed, our “black and tans is just a coat color dogs”, other composite dogs, and our dogs for which the black and tan coat indicates a type all exist together on a continuum.  But in the interest of preserving genetic material, in the interest of effective breed management, the latter … Read more

Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Breeder Survey

As World War II progressed, farmers were being asked to produce more food with fewer workers. More and more young men were being drafted or enlisted in the military. The farm labor shortage became severe, especially for fruit and vegetable producers.  In the course of the war, 15 million men and women were called up … Read more

Black and Tan: The Real Thing

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association strides to preserve a specific type of dog. We use three investigations as determining factors. Our first investigation is appearance and behavior (phenotype). We use the Blankenship Bloodline Standard as the barometer for this investigation. This same standard of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd has … Read more