Honey Hill English Shepherds is a well established english shepherd breeder with exceptional family and working dogs.
With a strong focus on temperament and health, we look forward to continuing to improve our breeding program, producing the best english shepherds in the US.
Located in upstate NY, we offer top quality, registered purebred English Shepherds.
Our dogs have come from the best lines all over america for maximum genetic diversity and robust health. The registration on all of our puppies can be traced back to the very first registered english shepherds and the origins of the breed itself.
Family pets and farmers' helpers
Although selected for their working traits as versatile and capable farm hands, the extreme intelligence, and calm, loving dispositions of our dogs make them ideally suited to both farm life and the less active domain of canine companionship.
All of our puppies are born and raised in a family small farm environment and during their first eight weeks are exposed to both our busy family life, and to a variety of other animals including livestock (cows, horses, goats, sheep, ducks, chicken, geese, rabbits), as well as to adult cats and dogs.
Socialized by our hardworking team of toddlers and teenagers
Our dogs are our family pets and live with us in our home, not in a kennel. All of our puppies are handled daily, interact with our children, and are exposed to a very wide range of sounds and experiences, giving them an ideal start towards proper socialization, and providing them with the foundation of healthy and emotionally rewarding relationships in their new homes.
A breed unspoiled by the modern dog show culture
One of the few remaining breeds of dogs never bred for the show ring, English Shepherds have consistently been selected for superior health, temperament, intelligence and working abilities, rather than uniformity of appearance, or the exaggerated physical characterics of many of the popular show breeds.
English shepherds are real dogs. They are not an eccentric fad breed created for novelty and to impress others. They are simple, solid, old fashioned dogs.
Calm, intelligent, loving companions
English shepherds play many traditional roles on a small farm, including herding, livestock guardian work, watch dog, hunting small game, eradication of vermin, and nanny and companion to small children. More recently these dogs have demonstrated that their superior intelligence and calm dispositions also qualify them for agility and obedience training, search and rescue, and therapy/service work. They are the most versatile of the collie type breeds, and also the best suited to life as a family pet and companion.
Thrives in suburban and urban settings
Unlike many working breeds, English Shepherds do not have excessive energy or work drive.
As content in the field as they are curled up at the hearth, english shepherds are highly suitable for life in suburban/urban situations provided they have adequate time with their family to fulfill their social needs and receive regular exercise.
We have had our puppies go to major cities like New York City and Boston where they regularly ride on subways and taxis. Thanks to the commited care of their resposible owners, they have thrived even in these less traditional settings.