Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association

OBTESA became a Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation on August 10, 2021. The initial board of directors was John Sherling, Larry Raulston and Tony Bierman. The mission of the Old-fashioned Black & Tan English Shepherd Association is to assist and promote the breeding, registration, training, and use of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodline.  OBTESA … Read more

The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd

A brief modern history of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd In the late sixties or early seventies, a young boy traveled with his family from their home in Kentucky to visit John and Polly Blankenship’s farm near Christiana, TN.  The boy’s mother purchased multiple black and tan dogs from Mrs. Blankenship.  While they … Read more

Shepherd’s Rex Blaze

Early on, Shepherd’s Rex Blaze was a bit of a hard case.  While at his first stop, an urban home in Alabama, the family’s wife died.  Under the circumstances, her husband felt compelled to re-home Rex.   From there, he landed on the farm of a doctor friend who was ironically named Shepherd. During the period … Read more

Your Faithful Old English Shepherd Will Not Let Your Children Fight

Stodghill’s Animal Research Foundation ARF- Cowdog Magazine 73rd Edition, page 3 Gentlemen we specialize in the true Black-tan working type English Shepherd, the kind that will go a mile after the cows and on a dairy farm where you milk your cows every day at the same time you will not even have to tell … Read more