Black and Tan English Shepherd Bloodline History

English Shepherd Frequently Asked Questions The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd is a breed of working dog native to the United States. The English shepherd is an all-purpose farm dog capable of working with any species of livestock. Rural families have favored these dogs for generations due to their grit, loyalty, and desire to … Read more

AMERICAN FARM SHEPHERDS ILLUSTRATED 2021 June Volume 1, Issue 2

Please enjoy this free sample of American Farm Shepherds Illustrated compliments of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association. If you’d like to receive a quarterly, full-color copy of American Farm Shepherds Illustrated by U.S. Postal mail, you can subscribe here. The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association is a Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation.

The Best Dogs We Have Ever Had

For a century or more, a culture and tradition has existed around the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd dog. John Blankenship’s father rode into town on an old gray mare with a black and tan at his side to drive home the livestock he purchased. Walter Oglivie followed on horseback while a pair of … Read more

Effective Conservation of an Important Foundational Strain

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd is an important foundational strain of the English Shepherd landrace. In accordance with best practice for effective landrace management, the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd merits deliberate and carefully crafted intentional conservation that will benefit the landrace as a whole. Background “Landrace” refers to populations of animals … Read more

Subscribe to the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Newsletter

The 2021 first quarter newsletter from the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association was mailed earlier this week. It was just 2 pages, in a simple format. The 2nd quarter’s issues will be 6 pages, full color. Here’s an sneak-peak, early draft of the cover page for the 2nd quarter issue, due out in … Read more

Join the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association is a marketing and research organization formed in support of breeders and owners of Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds.  I offer a combination of free and paid services which include co-marketing, co-branding, research and consulting.  I run advertisements in farm trade magazines, and I connect buyers … Read more

Old-fashioned Black & Tan English Shepherd Brochure

This brochure is released to the public domain under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use, modify and distribute this brochure in digital or print format. The license is linked at the bottom of the post. This work (Old-fashioned Black & Tan English Shepherd Brochure, by Old-fashioned Black & Tan English Shepherd Association) … Read more