American Farm Dog

 “Ol’ Shep”

Meet Lily, she is an amazing working farm dog. She helps on the farm tending the sheep, keeping the barn cats in line, chasing fox and hawks away from the laying hens, babysitting the chicks, and being the best family dog.

The English Shepherd is a UKC American Farm Collie breed that came over with the first settlers of America. There are many variations in the size of the breed and the coat (sable and white, black and white, tri-color, and black and tan). For more information on Farm Collies, please visit these two websites:

American Farm Collie http://www.farmcollie.com/history.htm

English Shepherd http://www.englishshepherd.org/breedinfo.htm

We like this Sesame Street song about farm dogs: Hard Working Dog