All the puppies in Becky's 2011 litter are sold. Feel free to check back with us about the possibility of any future litters.
The puppies are here!
We're so excited! Our English shepherd female, Becky, gave birth to nine puppies—five females and four males— on April 3, 2011. The sire is Buddy, a black and tan English shepherd who lives on a cattle farm in North Alabama. Buddy is currently being considered for step-in registration through the English Shepherd Club. Becky, who is ESC registered, is at home in East Tennessee, helping with cattle, hogs, and chickens.
Both parents are excellent representatives of the English shepherd breed. They are loyal, great with children, good watchdogs, natural guardians, varmint eradicators, and intelligent, perceptive family companions. In short, they are the traditional farmer's helper.
The proud parents, Winged Elm Becky and Newton's Buddy
Abner is 11 weeks old in this picture. From the beginning, he was the most precocious pup. He was first to follow us to the pig paddock, first to climb inside and outside stairs, first to go over the puppy-proof gate.... We had hoped to keep him but have now decided that four dogs is just too much and are offering him for sale. He is an awesome pup who's destined
to make an awesome dog! Abner is intelligent, perceptive, sensitive,
affectionate, friendly. Whether you need a dog to help corral your chickens, goats, or cattle or you're looking for one to keep the coyotes and deer at bay, I believe Abner will grow up to be that dog. Call or write and I'll tell you more!
EIGHT WEEKS: Several of the puppies are now spoken for, and at 8 weeks, they're just beginning to go to their new homes. All pups have been wormed and received their first booster vaccination. They are all adventurous, well-socialized, and healthy! Here are updated pictures of the puppies still available:
SIX WEEKS: The puppies are 6 weeks old, plus or minus, in these pictures, and, my, how they've grown—both physically and emotionally. They are so much fun now, and their individual personalities are emerging more clearly every day! The puppies are now allowed to be out of the kennel for anywhere from three to eight hours daily, depending on who's around to keep an eye on them. Having free run gives them an opportunity to experience everything from chickens to farm implements to bales of straw. The hogs, cattle, and horses are not close at hand, so the puppies have endless hours to explore without getting into much trouble.
FOUR WEEKS: Here are the puppies at 4 weeks of age. This
is the first time they'd been photographed ... and it shows: they were
a bit overwhelmed.