Any Other English Shepherd Owners Here?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by babalubird, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    We just got a new English Shepherd pup. Drove all the way to Missouri to get him. Very easy to manage pup, a doll. Both parents and these pups were lounging in the front yard when I arrived to get him, with chickens running all around. We had planned to get chickens right away here in the city so he would maintain a connection and I could teach him to herd them in at night. Well, city changed the rules and we can't have them at all now. I hope he can retain it till we move to the farm.

    Does anyone else have an English Shepherd? Wanna hear your stories and how they do around your small animals. Thanks. Connie
  2. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    san diego, cali
    Dont have one, but i had to look them up as i have never heard of them... I thought mabie you were talking about an Old english sheep dog but nope :) Very interesting beautiful dog. Im going to look more into them as i really love their *look* and size and personality! Im sorry for your chicken laws changing. Mabie they would make an exception, or you could just try to keep a couple/few so you could keep her 'in touch' with what she already knows. Love to see pics of your pup..hint hint
  3. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I'm looking for a English Shepherd breeder in IL or MO. So if you know of any could you please give me their website information. Thanks
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    I don't have one but I have worked with one on a farm with Cattle (dairy and beef), barn cats, draft horses, pigs, and chickens. His name is Jet and he is the most obediant and smartest dog I have ever met he works on Essex Farm. I have heard they are so smart that without a good trainer they can get out of control but with a firm hand they can be amazing companions and working dogs. I have heard that their herding instinct isn't a modified predatory instinct like hard eye dogs such as border collies and Aussies. I think their herding and working instinct is built on a pack mentality with the trainer as the leader of the pack the dogs obedience is dependant on your dominance. They are beautiful dogs and amazing farm and companion animals good luck I bet you pup is beautiful.

  5. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2007
  6. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Where are the pics of the puppy
  7. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
  8. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    kinderkorner, I'm sending you a PM as I drove all the way from Texas to Missouri to get this pup. I really liked the family. They just have the one male and female so they are by no means a puppy mill and the family, kids and animals interact all the time. His pups from this litter most likely will be gone but I'd talk to him and maybe get him to contact you when they breed again. He came recommended to me by a relative on my horse chat. It was a good buying experience. He doesn't use his dogs for herding, however, so whether or not you can say the parents are "proven" yet remains to be seen.

    hKammack, thanks for that wonderful success story and yet another confirmation that what I have heard about these dogs isn't just the typical breeder hype. Wow! Can't wait to get this little guy employed at the farm.

    I will try to take his pictures for his registration tomorrow, but with our busy schedule, I probably can't try to post them till after the holiday. I'm back on my old outdated computer so it will be a challenge. I will probably post them under a new post when I do.

    Thanks again, everyone.

    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    No puppy pictures??
  10. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I'm looking for a non herding puppy. [​IMG] If you could give me the information that would be great. I'm really interested. I'm not wanting a puppy right now, but maybe in a year or in a few months. Thanks

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