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Artesian Valley
English Shepherds
 
 
 

Litter born May 22, 2017 out of Artesian Valley Sioux and Duke of Quigley.  Expecting very biddable working pups. We have some reservations, but there is room on the list.  Working homes take priority. Duke works goats, sheep, poultry, and cattle.  Sioux has been mainly used in the sheep flock and is a natural gathering type.  Both have incredible work ethic and are dogs you don't have to beg to work.  Young Duke is my daughter's gem of a chore dog and keeps the day rolling in order.

The English Shepherd's here have excellent care and are a vital part of the farm. They are a daily part of life here, where they all have to tolerate children and various species of other animals. Some of them are my go to for herding the flocks, while others are babysitters, they all must hunt varmin, and alert us when there is danger or we have visitors. We really enjoy the variety this breed has, as well as the laid back demenor when not at work. So glad they are a part of our family farm and look forward to many years with these loyal farmer shadows. That, they are a "farmers shadow", type of dog. Curious, bold, inquisitive, loving, gentle, nurturing, extremely intelligent, independent thinkers are all ways to describe our dogs.

 

The pups get desensitized very quickly and have lots of stimulation.  We feed Royal Canin to both pups and adults. We feel a high quality nutrition gets the pups off to a better start than feeding cheaper "feed" store brands. The pups all are started at 2 weeks on warm goats milk with a little puppy food mixed in.  They are fed twice daily from 2 weeks until weanted at 6-8 weeks.  The litters here are also started on deworming at 2 weeks of age and every two weeks until they are weaned. They also receive an extensive physical examination by a liscensed veterinarian at the first deworming. We vaccinate with a Dhpp (Distemper/Parvo) at 6 weeks of age and every 3rd week until the pups are placed. At the 6 weeks point they also get another exam at the vet during the vaccination.  All litters are exposed to a variety of poultry and are temperament and herding evaluated before leaving.  We don't feel placing a pup based on color or sex alone is fair for the prospective homes or the dog.  That being said, all pups are matched based on the needs of their personalities and the desires and needs of the owner. This allows a much more successful start of a life long relationship for your English Shepherd. Pups are placed after the evaluations are done and don't leave the farm until at least 8 weeks. If a puppy must travel by plane, they must stay at the farm until 12 weeks to insure a safe adventure in the air and a healthy animal after landing. Please feel free to contact us for any additional questions you may have about our dogs.

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 Duke of Quigley ESC-3889
DOB 6/12/2016 
Sable & White 
MDR1-pending
Pennhip-pending
 
 
Sire
Quigley Downs
ESC-530 Sable & White 
Sire
Butcher's Foothills Dubya
UKC P415-340 Sable & White 
Sire
Atchley's Boo  Sable & White
Dam
Atchley's Bizz Tri-color  
Dam
Butcher's Foothills Elsa
ESC-400 Sable & White 
Sire
Dalby's Laddie Sable & White
Dam
Dalby's Tallulah Tri-color
Dam
Martin's Deep South Georgia Rainbow
 
ESC-2672  Sable & White 
Sire
Martin's Deep South Topper Zebediah
ESC-1226 Sable & White
Sire
Rainbow's Toby Joe
Sable & White
Dam
Dickerson't Salley Tri-Color
Dam
Flyby's Dixie Dawn
ESC-1989 Sable & White 
Sire
Flyby's Blazing Star
Sable & White
Dam
Flyby's Undercover Girl
Sable & White
Duke is just an incredible example of what the English Shepherd breed was bred to be.  He has been incredibly easy to train and extremely biddable.  Already showing us a drive to work and alerting to strangers, as well as traveling predators that come near the farm.  At 9 weeks of age he gathered a lone hen in the yard and brought her to me three different times.  On the third go, I caught the hen and put her back with the others.  He was quite proud of himself.  He started to gather and drive weaned goat kids just a couple weeks later.  Duke is fitting in nicely with our family also.  The children just adore him and the feeling is quite mutual!  We look forward into the years we will have with him and the contributions he should make to our breed. He bonded with our eldest daughter and helps with chores twice a day.  Keeps the horses seperated from the cow troughs at feeding time each day.  Such a smart, inquisitive dog with such a keen sense of thought with the stock.  He is not an overly aggressive working dog, but will turn stock when asked.  He is extremely biddable and has a loving nature with young stock.   

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Artesian Valley Annie (ESC-2366)
DOB 2/2/2013
Shaded Sable White Chest
MDR1-N/M 
 
 
Sire
Cedar Creek Hamilton
UKC-P651-893 Sable & White 
Sire
Egersten's Copperfield
ESC-73 Sable & White 
Sire
Dalby's Laddie
Dam
Dalby's Tallulah  
Dam
Cedar Creek Maggie Mae
UKC-P520-581 Sable & White
Sire
Parmely's Roper ESC-366-S2
Dam
Parmely's Boots ESC-367-S1
Dam
Whippoorwill's Sadie Mae
ESC-1047         Black/Tan 
Sire
Whippoorwill's Johnny Reb
ESC-459 Black & Tan
Sire
Blacksheep Capt. Jack Sparrow
UKC-P461-033 Black & Tan 
Dam
Lone Palmetto Hannah
ESC-252 Tri 
Dam
Whippoorwill's Robin Jean 
ESC-308 Black/Tan 
Sire
Thornton's Rob Roy of du Prairie
Dam
Belle Chere
Annie is a very biddable female that catches on quick. She is with us day and night, indoors and outdoors. She is a wonderful "mothering" companion to our children as a farm dog.  She is what an English Shepherd is bred for. Protective over the property towards predators.  Watchful and careful to keep the routine. She is our shadow, you don't know she is with you until she is needed.  A dog that is content on sitting by and waiting for the next job that needs to be done.

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Smith's Miss Reilly

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Smith's Miss Reilly 
ESC-2533
DOB  1/1/2013
Tri-color
MDR1-N/N
Pennhip-0.25/0.30
 
 
Sire
Wright's Maxwell Smart
ESC-441 Black & Tan 
Sire
Wilson's Checkers
ESC-309  Black & White 
Sire
Carter's Rusty
Dam
Carter's Bashful Sadie  
Dam
Wilson's Chelsea
ESC-310 Black & Tan
Sire
Loflin's King
Dam
Loflin's Princess
Dam
Shaw's Liberty Belle
ESC-1537 Black/Tan 
Sire
McCall's Ringo
ESC-151 Tri-color
Sire
Butcher's Foothill Augtu
Sable & White 
Dam
McCall's Princess
Tri-color 
Dam
Shaw's Isabella
UKC-P454-968 Black & Tan 
Sire
Shepherd's Rex Blaze
Black & Tan 
Dam
Celo Farm's Tara
Black & Tan
Reilly is a wonderful addition to the family here at Artesian Valley.  She has such williness to please and enjoys the kids as well as working on the farm.  She is really a strong dog on the sheep flock here and arriving as a mature dog, has amazed us at her natural ability to think on her own.  Natural drive and willing to work unbroke stock with good biddability and a head full of sense. She almost always out does the handler!  Time has shown that she settled well into life with us.  She is very content and happy with a willing to please attitude. Miss Reilly is my side kick on the farm.  Litter by Old Joe born 7/24/2015.

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Artesian Valley Sioux 
ESC-3440
DOB  7/24/2015
Tri-color
MDR1-N/N
Pennhip-0.54/0.58
 
 
Sire
Artesian Valley Old Joe
ESC-2366 Black/Tan
Sire
Whippoorwill's Jethro
ESC-1361 Black/Tan 
Sire
Shepherd's Rex Blaze
ESC-81 Black/Tan
Dam
Rockin' L's Mae
ESC-430 Black/Tan 
Dam
Whippoorwill's Robin Jean 
ESC-308 Black/Tan 
Sire
Thornton's Rob Roy of du Prairie
Tri
Dam
Belle Chere
Black/Tan
Dam
Smith's Miss Reilly
ESC-2533 Tri
Sire
Wright's Maxwell Smart
ESC-441 Black & Tan 
Sire
Wilson's Checkers
ESC-309  Black & White 
Dam
Wilson's Chelsea
ESC-310 Black & Tan
Dam
Shaw's Liberty Belle
ESC-1537 Black/Tan 
Sire
McCall's Ringo
ESC-151 Tri-color
Dam
Shaw's Isabella
UKC-P454-968 Black & Tan
Sioux is a pup we kept in the spring of 2015.  She has a wonderful disposition and a heart like her mothers with that wonderful can do attitude. We have enjoyed starting Sioux and she has been working with herding ducks, chickens, goat kids, and lambs.  She is also just a joy to have around the farm with us and loves to help with the daily routine.

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Artesian Valley Chyenne
ESC-3439
DOB  7/24/2015
Black/Tan
MDR1-N/N
Pennhip-pending 
 
 
Sire
Artesian Valley Old Joe
ESC-2366 Black/Tan
Sire
Whippoorwill's Jethro
ESC-1361 Black/Tan 
Sire
Shepherd's Rex Blaze
ESC-81 Black/Tan
Dam
Rockin' L's Mae
ESC-430 Black/Tan 
Dam
Whippoorwill's Robin Jean 
ESC-308 Black/Tan 
Sire
Thornton's Rob Roy of du Prairie
Tri
Dam
Belle Chere
Black/Tan
Dam
Smith's Miss Reilly
ESC-2533 Tri
Sire
Wright's Maxwell Smart
ESC-441 Black & Tan 
Sire
Wilson's Checkers
ESC-309  Black & White 
Dam
Wilson's Chelsea
ESC-310 Black & Tan
Dam
Shaw's Liberty Belle
ESC-1537 Black/Tan 
Sire
McCall's Ringo
ESC-151 Tri-color
Dam
Shaw's Isabella
UKC-P454-968 Black & Tan
Chyenne is another pup we kept in the spring of 2015.  She has a wonderful disposition and a heart like her mothers with that wonderful can do attitude. She is definately the alpha out of the litter.  She has a go all day personality, but is willing to please her handler.  Looking forward to spring, so she can start working with the sheep.

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Artesian Valley Old Joe

 Artesian Valley Old Joe (ESC-2366)
DOB 2/12/2013 
Black & Tan
MDR1-N/N
Pennhip-0.34/0.53
OFA-pending 
 
 
Sire
Whippoorwill's Jethro
ESC-1361 Black/Tan 
Sire
Shepherd's Rex Blaze
ESC-81 Black/Tan 
Sire
Boles' G Jorabo
Dam
Boles' Queen  
Dam
Rockin' L's Mae
ESC-430 Black/Tan 
Sire
Coble's Major
Dam
Williams' Trudy
Dam
Whippoorwill's Robin Jean
 
ESC-308 Black/Tan 
Sire
Thornton's Rob Roy of du Prairie
Tri-Color 
Sire
Knox's Ranger
Dam
Knox's Skipper du Prairie
Dam
Belle Chere
Black/Tan 
Sire
Johnny B. Goode
Dam
Sunrise Sweet Susie
Joe is a classic English Shepherd that has met all of our requirements to stay and be a stud dog.  He has a very sweet, loyal, and calm disposition that is expected from an ES.  He is a big strong boy with a heart full of love for his farm and family.