English Shepherds are one of the oldest farm dogs in America. Their high intelligence and versatility made them a farmer’s “best kept secret”, until about the 1950s when they started to fall from favor to more specialized herding breeds and show dogs. It is to their advantage that the breed hasn’t been spoiled by popularity, as they continue to be an ideal dog for the small farmer or rancher. While they are highly biddable dogs with an excellent ability to rate their stock, they are also skilled vermin eradicators, live stock guardians, watch dogs and above all, the most loyal companions. English Shepherds make excellent all-around farm dogs and are wonderful with children. They are the perfect dog for our farm and we are committed to preserving their working traits through our breeding program.
In October 2017, we bred our first English Shepherd, Killarney Meadow’s Summer Pippin, “Pip” to Blacksheep’s Oban of Cairncrest Farm. We selected Pip and Oban for their strong working drives, athleticism and eagerness to please (their stunning good looks are just a bonus). We are hoping their offspring will exude the best of Oban’s kindness and Pip’s spunk. This is truly going to be a special litter.
Puppies were born on December 21, 2017 and will be ready go to their new homes in early March, 2018. If you are interested in a puppy, please fill out an application below and we will be in touch.