Some English Shepherd fanciers make the statement that theirs is a purely American breed created from the Scotch Collie, however history shows that this breed existed long before the American breed by this name and that it’s true origins are not the Scotch Collie at all but in the original sheep dogs of England….
Excerpt from The American Stock Journal: Vol 1 Published in 1860 A Shepherd’s Dog. —A friend of ours who owns a large ranch and several hundred head of sheep, is the fortunate possessor of one of the best dogs in this State. The intelligent creature was brought up among the sheep, nourished upon ewes’ milk, his whole life […]
All dog breeds were selectively bred for a reason, by humans, for humans. There are dogs for every specialist job from independently patrolling vast areas of land to sitting on people’s laps to keep them warm. The English Shepherd dog was bred to be an all-rounder for a farmer with a family; to herd, guard, […]