Welcome to Shepherd’s Way!


English Shepherds are “old style” dogs in the tradition of the working farm collies that were once a familiar part of the American landscape. 

Shepherd’s Way aims to contribute to the next generation of English Shepherds through a breeding program grounded in science and respecting tradition.

Shepherd’s Way grew out of my love for my first English Shepherd, Dover, who joined our family in 1994.  I am now breeding from the 5th generation of my line as I strive to maintain Dover’s legacy.

English Shepherds are valued for their versatility, loyalty, and intelligence.  They make wonderful companions in homes where their intelligence, spirit, and devotion are understood and appreciated.

Litter Announcements

Litter planned for summer 2021, out of Peaslee’s Elanor Proudfoot (“Shire”) by Orchard Hill’s Augustus McCrae (“Gus”). 

This breeding will echo the 2017 cross between Shire’s brother, Howie, and Gus’s sister, Mags.  The 2017 litter produced exceptionally sound, sensible dogs that have proven to be good all-around working dogs and wonderful companions.  

Breeder’s Corner

English Shepherd breeders are themselves a rare breed and in need of support.  One of our goals is to make their job easier by pulling together information on available breeding stock, history of various bloodlines  in the breed, and health & genetics.  Let me know if you have links or information that I should include!   

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