English Shepherds

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Lucy Loves to Work Cattle

The Sheep Do Whatever Lucy Says

English Shepherds descended from Shepherds’ dogs from England and Southern Scotland, which also led to modern “show” Collies and Border Collies. English Shepherds  have a loose-eyed herding style and have been selected for all-around ability when compared to their Collie cousins. They are known for being farmers’ faithful helpers and shadows—always at the ready when needed. They herd livestock, put misplaced animals back where the belong, dispatch varmints, and faithfully guard children and the family household, warning of intruders or anything that is amiss.
Our English Shepherd, Sweet Home Farms Lucy (“Lucy”) is a black & tan whose lineage traces back to some of the best known working-dog lines. She can be fierce and gritty when faced with a dangerous cow, tough with stubborn goats (and they are certainly stubborn), and now that she is maturing (age 2), she is working sheep calmly and quietly. She always “has our back,” protecting us in dangerous situations (like a bull coming up from behind us or holding hungry cows off the hay-feeder). She is also our loyal companion—always happy, impish, and ready to play.

View Lucy’s Pedigree

Watch a short Clip of Lucy in Action: http://youtu.be/UXoSTTga-zQ


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