Sound Genetic Management · Robust Cultural Appreciation
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.
The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association is a Tennessee non-profit public benefit corporation. We operate solely for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We work to preserve the unique qualities of the bloodline, to preserve the integrity of the bloodline, and to protect the longevity of the bloodline.
The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association uses a multi-faceted strategy to secure the future of our bloodline:
The Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodline needs humble breeders. The kind of breeder who understands that the dogs were perfect before he got here and that the bloodline doesn’t need to be adjusted or improved. He understands that the bloodline doesn’t need his name in front of it or his fingerprints all over it. No, the Old-fashioned Black and Tan bloodline needs breeders who know the culture behind these dogs, and who will take the time to learn their history. Line-crossed when needed, for vim and vigor, but always with an eye towards breeding back to the foundation that makes this bloodline what it is.
Would you like to become a breeder of Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds? Learn more about our Breeder Incubator Program.
American Farm Shepherds Illustrated is the full-color newsletter published by the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association. In each quarterly issue you'll find award-winning photography, historical research, and of course feature stories about these heroic dogs! Each printed issue also includes an up-to-date breeder directory, upcoming litter listings, and letters from members of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd community. Subscribe now to have American Farm Shepherds Illustrated delivered by U.S. Postal Mail.
On Shep's List you'll find Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds puppies for sale. Connect with a qualified breeder today.
The online magazine dedicated to Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds.
Communicate with other English Shepherd owners and breeders through the OBTESA mailing list.