When our ancestors came over the Appalachians, black and tan English Shepherds came with them. It was important for pioneers to have versatile dogs on the farmstead, and early ESBT fit that bill well. Hunting was an critical daily activity.
Keeping our dogs trained in the old ways in an important part of bloodline conservation. Hazie (Rusty x Vixen 2022) is being trained for small game. She already retrieves game, and is on her way to treeing. I was excited when Hazie’s owners approached me, and told me they would use her for hunting. I’m glad to see that she’s filling the niche. Her sire, Rustie Jr., loved to tree squirrels.
Learn about the History of the Black and Tan English Shepherd bloodline.