English Shepherd

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Farm bred and farm raised, the English Shepherd has existed as a working type of dog for over a hundred years. These dogs were little known away from farm or ranch and nearly disappeared as more specialized breeds became popular.

English Shepherds are mainly registered with fourdifferent organizations: The English Shepherd Club Registry (ESCR), the United Kennel Club (UKC), the International English Shepherd Registry (IESR), and the Animal Research Foundation (ARF) but often they are not registered at all.

Over the years many bloodlines have been lost making this rare breed seem even rarer. These pages are an attempt to keep track of pedigrees where known. This is a personal project done by one person with all the information entered by hand but I've really tried to keep errors to a minimum. Please let me know where you find them.

Please contact Jan Hilborn ( if you have questions or if you have pedigree info you would like to share.