Orchard Hill English Shepherds
ORCHARD HILL ENGLISH SHEPHERDS is located in North Central Idaho. Craig's great-grandparents homesteaded this
farm/ranch in 1901. We have a herd of Murray Grey/Angus cattle that varies in size from 90 to 10. We also raise wheat, barley,
oats, canola, and hay. Our personal start in farming began on a four-acre corner of the ranch, on a hill in the old family orchard,
and that small beginning is the source of our farm name.
As of the fall of 2014, we no longer have livestock, being retired or semi-retired from farming. I may get a flock of sheep for the
summer, just to train the dogs. I miss stock work too, and I would love to do some American Herding Breed Association trials,
like I have done with Mace in the past.
Our first dog, Mace, came to help us work our cattle. We liked the breed so well that we currently have five English shepherds:
Shepherd's Way Mace, Orchard Hill Ember, Ember's daughter Orchard Hill Steel Magnolia, Ember's son Orchard Hill Loki, and
Mace's granddaughter, Orchard Hill's Fae.
For a good description of English shepherd character, see the English Shepherd Club website page on character, or this page.
Contact Kris Hazelbaker
208-983-0283 (H) or 208-983-8998 (C)
499 Milt Springs Loop, Grangeville, ID 83530.
NEWS: Plans are shaping up for a dual-sired summer litter between Mags and Brandywine James (Red Bank Shooter
(OFA Good) x Houlahan's Pipistrelle (OFA Good)), with the second sire likely to be Maplebrook Farm's Ezekial
(Windshadow's Maplebrook Tucker (OFA Excellent, from Thomas' Char-Gin Boston (PennHIP .25/.25) out of Windshadow's
Pippi Longstocking (OFA Excellent)) and Maplebrook Farm's Sheba (OFA Fair, from Husted's Cash (OFA Good) out of
Peaslee's Maplebrook Roxie (OFA Good)).