January 6, 2018

So....it occurs to me...sixteen weeks later...that I haven't written anything about the puppies yet.  Probably because we were SO busy with Ginger's litter of nine...but still.....no excuse.

For twelve hours on September 15, from noon until midnight, Ginger safely deliv...

August 16, 2017

An ultrasound has confirmed what I've been pretty sure of for a few weeks now.  Ginger has been quieter, more affectionate, much more picky about food and has basically had a "glow" as well as the nicest coat she's had in a long time.  So, I wasn't surprised when our v...

July 21, 2017

On Monday...7-17-17, Ginger and I left Maine at around 4 in the morning (one of my favorite times to travel) and made the trip to NY.  Our ride through New Hampshire and Vermont was lovely....I89 winds its way through forested hills and valleys with very little human e...

June 25, 2017

 Waiting for Ginger to go into heat is like waiting for water to boil.  Last week would have been very well timed....but she must not have read the memo.  Everything is in place for this breeding - arrangements made, calendar cleared, contract ready.  Now, it's just up...

May 16, 2017

Noseworks is a canine sport in which dogs and handlers search for a hidden scent...either birch, anise or clove, depending on the level at which you are working.  We had tried Noseworks a couple of years ago but decided, at that point, to concentrate on Barn Hunt, whic...

April 20, 2017

Why Stillwater English Shepherds?   Back in 2010, when we were getting ready for our first English Shepherd, we had to come up with a name....first a registered name, then a call name.  Actually, the call name came first.

Our puppy had a beautiful Irish white...

April 8, 2017

We have announced the planned breeding between Ginger and Boone Bubbins of Shepherds Way....both on this website and, in several groups on FB. However, I wanted to elaborate a little more on the path which brought us here.  

I have had my eye on Boone since he was just...

January 31, 2017

We...the dogs and I...try to go for a walk every day.  It's a good goal but we really only have a true "walk" about 4-5 times a week. Our little neighborhood road is only 1/3 mile long.... going up to get the mail is minimal exercise and the big road at the end simply...

January 6, 2017

Ginger and I have started herding again. Well, actually, we started up last fall and have reached the winter months where we work indoors (riding arena) rather than outside. Even when the day is nice...sunny and in the 30s or 40s...the footing outside in the pens/field...

January 4, 2017

We are now (finally) into 2017 and looking ahead to the spring for Ginger's next litter. Unless she totally goes off track in her timing, I think we are looking at puppies around the middle or end of August. We have tentatively settled on a sire (tentative only in that...

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