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Lines and Webs

The evaluation of sire and dam lines is important because of its relationship to genetic diversity in the breed.  The number of distinct sire and dam lines is a reflection of the breadth of the foundation for the breed; each line traces back to a unique sire or dam...

Too Many Dogs?

Too Many Dogs?

If you follow English Shepherd groups on social media, you have probably heard people fretting that there are "too many dogs." It is becoming a common refrain: there are too many breeders, too many litters, too many puppies, shelters and rescues are flooded, breeders...

Lines and Webs

The evaluation of sire and dam lines is important because of its relationship to genetic diversity in the breed.  The number of distinct sire and dam lines is a reflection of the breadth of the foundation for the breed; each line traces back to a unique sire or dam...

read more
Too Many Dogs?

Too Many Dogs?

If you follow English Shepherd groups on social media, you have probably heard people fretting that there are "too many dogs." It is becoming a common refrain: there are too many breeders, too many litters, too many puppies, shelters and rescues are flooded, breeders...

read more