Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association

A Call for Breeders

Breeding Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherds takes passion, patience, and investment.

The OBTESA Breeder Incubator Program is for potential breeders who are passionately dedicated to continue the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodline. OBTESA can provide you with assistance and resources. We can help you find the right male and female for your foundation breeding pair.

Contact us if you are interested in being part of the OBTESA Breeder Incubator Program.

Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd Association

"The future of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd depends upon breeders with the strategic courage to make good choices, and the moral compass to put dogs before profits."

-- Tony Bierman,
OBTESA

Breeder's Resources

Managing Breeds for a Secure Future

"This book is a clear discussion of theoretical genetics to explain its practical applications to a wide audience of livestock and domestic animal breeders."

The English Shepherd Breed Conservancy

"The English Shepherd Breed Conservancy (ESBC) aims to bring together English Shepherd owners, breeders, and scientists to build a genetic database and support health research for our breed."

The Institute of Canine Biology

"The consequences of inbreeding are insidious but obvious if you look - decreased fertility, difficulty whelping, smaller litters, higher puppy mortality, puppies that don't thrive, shorter lifespan, etc."

The Functional Dog Collaborative

"The Functional Dog Collaborative provides support for breeders be the best they can be."