The future of the Old-fashioned Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodline depends upon sound genetic management and robust cultural appreciation. That is why 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.
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.
"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 (ESBC) aims to bring together English Shepherd owners, breeders, and scientists to build a genetic database and support health research for our breed."
"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 provides support for breeders be the best they can be."