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Fairmount Farms

Mildred Schoeman bred English Shepherds, as well as other breeds such as Border Collies, under the kennel name of "Fairmount Farms" for many decades. The flyer below was published in the 1970s- 1980s, advertising her dogs. The Schoeman dogs were not registered and whatever records ere kept were lost when Mildred passed away several years ago.

The classifieds ads to the right, from a 1959 copy of Progressive Farming, highlight several English Shepherd breeders in Iowa at that time. Quite a few breeders bred both English Shepherds and other herding breeds, though Highview kennel (a neighbor and competitor to Fairmount) highlighted the fact that they only bred English Shepherds; the English Shepherds were advertised as "guaranteed heel-drivers".

Fairmount Farm Flyer