More
    Categories

    English Shepherd

    Related Articles

    History & Overview

    The English Shepherd, also called farm collie or old farm collie, is a descendant of the old shepherds’ dog of England and is probably related to both the Collie and Border Collie. Despite its name, the breed is considered American in origin.

    Unlike many other purebreds, the English Shepherd has never been bred exclusively for the show ring. These dogs were bred primarily for their working style and capability. Some experts feel that there is a relationship between the Australian Shepherd and the English Shepherd.

    Roles

    The breed has been used in the United States as a versatile farm dog, able to protect property, guard livestock, and herd all kinds of domestic animals, including sheep, hogs, and even poultry. Being a herding dog, his primary function is gathering, and for this job, the breed contains lines showing intense and ability.

    Character

    Some individuals may be very aggressive when working stock, but most are not. They must be trained with a great deal of understanding and a firm but fair approach.2

    Appearance

    His ideal height is between 19 and 22 inches tall. He has brown eyes, dropped ears, level back, long tail and strong legs. The coat is medium length with an undercoat. He can be black and tan; black and white; sable and white, or tricolored.

    The breed is recognized by The United Kennel Club (UKC).

    Video Credits: Boreland English Shepherds

    References:

    Categories

    Other Topics

    Miniature Poodle

    History & Overview The Miniature Poodle is even-tempered, affectionate, playful, and very obedient. He is a natural show-off...

    Sharp-shinned Hawk

    Overview The Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) is the smallest of North American accipiters, the dashing hawks that prey...

    House Training

    About two weeks should be given up to this important function. No one, however good they are with their dogs, can house-train...

    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

    Overview Several species of gnatcatchers are found throughout the warmer parts of the Americas. All of them build...

    Tarnished Plant Bug

    The tarnished plant bug (Lygus linalaris) is a true bug (order Hemiptera), with the crossed wings and piercing-sucking mouthparts characteristic of this...