Bloodline stewardship; maximize sibling contribution

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

Litter Announcement Ad Package

At our March 2022 board of directors meeting, we voted to begin offering a Litter Announcement Ad Package. The package includes 10 full-color folding booklet-style announcements printed on certificate paper and multiple litter announcement mailings to our e-mail distribution lists. Below is a sample of the printed announcements. The Litter Announcement Package costs $35. It … Read more

Securing the Future

There is a tightly coupled relationship between a population’s history and its culture.  When its history is obscured or erased, it is difficult for that population’s culture to survive.  A few years back I realized that the history of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English shepherd was being lost.  I wanted to separate fact from … Read more

In the News

OBTESA Board of Directors’ regular quarterly meeting to be held March 15th, 2022. Vol. 2, Issue 1 of American Farm Shepherds Illustrated was mailed to subscribers on March 11th. Three females and two males were born on 11/15/2021 to Sallee’s Rustie Jr. and Sherling’s Jill.  The litter was registered UKC.  As part of the OBTESA … Read more

2022 1st Quarter Newsletter

The 2022 1st quarter issue of the official Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association newsletter will be mailed next week. If you haven’t subscribed to American Farm Shepherds Illustrated yet, please click below to receive your full color copy via U.S. postal mail. Our secure purchase process allows you to mail us a personal check if … Read more

OBIP Progress Update

In next month’s board meeting, I’ll be updating the board of directors on the progress of the OBTESA Breeder Incubator Program. Here’s a sneak peak. OBIP is comprised of breeders and stud owners whose goals and principles align with the charter and mission of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association. As of this … Read more