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The Book of Ole Shep - Tales of Our English Shepherds

Stodghill's History of the English Shepherd Dog

This article is a condensed, edited revision of the work originally published in the English Shepherd Club of America Who's Who Breeder Manual on pages 7-12

It has been said that English Shepherds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world. Even before there was a country where we now call England, the ancient people who herded sheep there were called shepherds. And the dogs used by these venerable herdsmen were simply and aptly called the shepherd's dogs.

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