Shepherd's Way

Thank you to Kris Hazelbaker (Orchard Hill English Shepherds) for sharing the following photo and ads from her family scrapbook!


Classified Ads for English Shepherds, 1940s

Swanson Photo

Country Gentleman, September 1949

Genuine English Shepherd and Collie pups – Emil Runft Reinbeck, IA

Genuine English Shepherd and Collie pups. Guaranteed to bring home the cows. Year's trial. Choice of sex. Spayed females a specialty. Priced right. – Cloverdale Dog Farm, Ackly, IA

Beautiful Collie puppies. Also English Shepherds. Guaranteed heelers. Real workers and companions. Spayed females. Sunset Kennels, Dept. C, Hutchinson, KS

Genuine English Shepherd pups. Guaranteed heeldrivers. Year's trial. Training instructions. Males, females, spayed females. Highview Farm Kennels, Cedar Falls, IA

English Shepherd or Collie pups for watch and stock. Also registered Scotch collies. Reasonable. Zimmerman Farms, Flanagan, IL

Country Gentleman, May 1949

All the above ads, plus:
Registered Scotch collies, also grade collies, English Shepherds for stock, watch or companion. R. B Slagle, Flanagan, IL

English Shepherd puppies and working dogs. Satisfied customers over 20 years. E.J. Barnes, Collyer, Kansas

Country Gentleman, June 1949

English Shepherds – Border Collies. America's most useful dogs. Puppies all ages. Both sexes. Choice colors. Faithful workes. Satisfaction guaranteed. We breed and sell our own stock. Fairmount Farms, Cedar Falls, IA

dog on stepsRegistered English Shepherds. Heeldrivers. Finest stock in World. Black-Tan or Sable-White. Frederick Search, Jamesburg-Monterey, CA


Country Gentleman, November 1949

Genuine English Shepherd and Collie pups – guaranteed heeldrivers – (no fooling) Year's trial. Training instructions. Males – Females – Spayed females specialty. $15.00. Distemper vaccinated. 50,000 satisfied customers. Emil Runft Reinbeck, IA

Farm Journal, Feb. 1948

Genuine English Shepherd pups. Farm raised. Guaranteed heelers, companion watch dog. Males, spayed females $15.00; females $12.50. COD on approval. D.W. Fleming, Reinbeck, IA

Genuine English Shepherd pups – Guaranteed heeldrivers. Year's trial. Training instructions. Males, females, spayed females. Highview Kennels, Cedar Falls, IA

Genuine English Shepherd pups – Guaranteed heeldrivers (no fooling). Year's trial. Training instructions. Males, females, spayed females. Runft's Shepherds, Reinbeck, IA

English Shepherd puppies. Best Farm and Watch dogs. Shipped on Approval. 10cents for picture and description. Hugh Chestnut, Chanute, KS

1920 dogRegistered Scotch Collies, also grade Collies, English Shepherds for stock, watch, or companion. Prices reasonable. R.B. Slagle, Flanagan, IL

English Shepherd puppies and Spayed females. Bred from Heeler Strain. Satisfied customers 25 years. Express Prepaid. Barnes Ranch, Collyer, KS

Beautiful Collie Puppies. Also English Shepherds. Guaranteed heelers. Real workers and companions. Spayed females. Sunset Kennels, Dept. A, Hutchinson, Kansas

Capper's Farmer, November, 1949

Genuine English Shepherd puppies guaranteed heel-drivers, watch dogs. Year's trial. Training Instructions. Pictures folders free. Russell Wahl, Rockport, IN