Shepherd's Way

Old Fashioned English Shepherds, 1950s

Bhodark and Bozo, pictured below
stodghill dogs

"English Shepherds have the intelligence to adapt themselves to a variety of jobs and have proved themselves useful as watch dogs in the large citiies and as retrievers and trailers in the hunting field... How could the a dog trained by time to wait so tenderly upon a little lamb fail to catch the eye of a little child... This temperament and this intelligence makes the English Shepherd the ideal family pet."

Tom Stodghill, Quinlan, TX, c. 1950
from the ESCOA Who's Who, Breeder Manual


Mississippi English Shepherd, 1966

Busby's Princess Ginger, pictured at right

"What breed of dogs could be more helpful, more intelligent, more courageous, active, engergetic, more beautiful than the old fashion black and tan, glossy coated English Shepherd?... eager to do their awaiting jobs whether it be step-saving jobs down on the farm, bringing in the cows, rounding up the chickens and turkeys, keeping a watchful brown eye on the old sow and pigs (seeing that the naughty old fox doesn't steal away a pig) or just dashing away into the woods for hunting the squirrels, coons, or what have you, even better still just being a companion to the young and old alike..."

D.C. Busby, Mize, Mississippi
as noted in UKC Bloodlines, vol. 47, no. 2, Mar/Apr 1966

Busby's Princess

Woodring's Buck

Old Time English Shepherd Bloodlines, 1967

Woodring's Buck, Jr, pictured at left

"Here is a picture of UKC registered Woodring's Buck, Jr., taken when he was eleven months of age. You can imagine what he will look like when he is two years old. His sire, Woodring's Buck, has been picture in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States. These dogs carry the famous old-time UKC bloodlines, Armstrong, Prue, Yoder, Semy, Pineville, and Hestand. I've never seen a dog carrying these bloodlines that wouldn't work. They also make wonderful watchdogs and intelligent pets."
Dr. F.H. Woodring, Louisville, Kentucky
as noted in UKC Bloodlines, vol.48, no. 2, Mar/Apr 1967