McDuffie’s OTFS Archive
Articles about J. Richard McDuffie’s Old-Time Farm Shepherds. How he found them and established them as a breed as well as the current state of the OTFS and help in finding OTFS puppies today.
The country was full of Old Time Farm Shepherd or Farm Collie dogs when I was a boy. Some called them Shepherds, others Collies but they were the same dogs. They served as family pet, guarddog, stock dog and hunting dog. My interest in them was always as hunting dogs, but like most people, took them for granted.
We have pictures on this site of every one of the Old-Time Farm Shepherd foundation dogs, the members of the litter McDuffie bought from old Mrs. Allison in Brush Creek Tennessee. They are… There are also pictures of all of Dunrovin’s Ole Shep’s progeny that made contributions to the farm collieRead More
Linda Rorem was the source of the original picture of Dunrovin’s Ole Shep that is commonly seen, it was sent to her by Mr. McDuffie along with a letter back in 1995, she subsequently published it in Friends of the Old Farm Collie Bulletin #2. McDuffie actually sent several pictures with that letter from whichRead More
This is the story of Doc the Leopard Cur “Shepherd”. When Richard McDuffie brought home the last litter of the Old Bob-Tail Shepherds he faced one gigantic obstacle in preserving this line; What would he breed them with? He seemed to have had a very bad opinion of the English Shepherds and according to hisRead More
For over 10 years now the National Kennel Club has treated the Old Time Farm Shepherd like a red-headed step child and it’s high time we get the NKC/OTFS registration issue sorted out. What am I talking about? Back in 2000 the National Kennel Club (NKC to their friends) was sold, around that time peopleRead More
The true story of failures and blunders and how we can move forward I hate to say it because I really respect J. Richard McDuffie, I respect his knowledge about dogs and breeding, I appreciate what he did in finding and making available the Allison dogs but I also have to be honest, he reallyRead More
This a continuation of the article that starts at http://www.oldtimefarmshepherd.org/2010/09/20/otfs-pilgrimage/. Today I had my scanner working and scan I did. I now have photos of 3 of the 4 littermates of the last of the Old Bobtail Line, unfortunately one thing I had hoped for, another picture of Ole Shep, was not found, but IRead More
If J. Richard McDuffie is the father of the Old Time Farm Shepherd, then Chandler Strunk would have to be its godfather. I traveled nearly 900 miles in the past 2 days to meet Mr. Strunk, the heir to Richard McDuffie’s Old Time Farm Shepherd efforts, to get the full story about McDuffie’s work withRead More
Back in October 2009, in the wake of events that transpired on the Farmcollie list concerning the rescuing of Scout and Bonnie from an animal shelter in Klamath Falls, Oregon and the subsequent castration of Scout I felt impelled to defend a breed of dogs and to work towards a definition of that breed, the result wasRead More
It’s a story worth repeating, J. Richard McDuffie, a dog and horse breeder and columnist for Full Cry Magazine wrote an article lamenting the loss of the old time farm collie that were around when he was a kid. He received hundreds of responses from people who felt as he did, including one by DavidRead More