Goat Dogs

As a child, Major Jesse Ursery of Bellevue, Tennessee owned a black and tan English shepherd named Fan.  Among other things, Fan was a tree dog who accompanied the Ursery boys on squirrel and raccoon hunting expeditions.   Fan also drove the milk cows for John Ursery, the boys’ father. As an adult, Major Ursery returned … Read more

Black and Tan Shepherd Farm Dogs In Use Prior to 1900

I spent an exciting Saturday night combing over the articles from the English Shepherd Club of America’s Who’s Who Breeder Manual.  In particular, I spent quite some time reading and re-reading John Blankenship’s article titled “The Blankenship’s Best Friend”.  Mr. Blankenship makes some statements in his article which shine even more light on the origins … Read more