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

Frequency of Haplogroups / Haplotypes in Embark Compare Tool DB

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association maintains an Embark Results Comparison Tool for the English Shepherd Community. The database presently contains 64 English Shepherd dogs. The following report summarizes the frequency of haplogroup/haplotype occurrences among the English Shepherd dogs in the database. Haplogroup/Haplotype Frequency A1a_Y H1a.48_Y 14 A1e_MT A2a_MT 13 E_MT E11_MT 13 … Read more

A Call to Sustain the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd

If the English shepherd is a landrace, then the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd represents one foundational strain. It should concern all of us in the English shepherd community that this important foundational strain is not being properly sustained. We know that within a true landrace breed, multiple foundational strains function in near total … Read more

Breed Standard of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd

Introduction The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd is a medium-size, strongly built and active dog. They are affectionate, intelligent, naturally obedient, and eager to please.  They are not quarrelsome or possessive but are of great courage and extremely faithful. Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds are not easily excitable and are usually dignified in … Read more

What is the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association?

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association exists to support the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodlines.  In support of the bloodlines’ preservation and proliferation, the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association: Maintains an online magazine Has self-published an e-book on the history of the bloodline Built a website for breeders to … Read more