The Treasure State.
Joy and Lad
Montana Joyful Treasures
Meet Joy Bells
An abundance of Gold, Silver, Copper and Sapphire Gems, are just a few of the precious resources to be found in Big Sky Country. Her soaring mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes are not only beautiful to behold, they offer a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Cattle, sheep and even buffalo are raised for market and personal use, the perfect environment to raise English Shepherds!
Joy truly lives up to her name – Happy, well-mannered, peaceful and obedient. Super smart, willing, eager and quick to learn new things. Trained in basic obedience, rally obedience, scent work and agility. She is officially registered as a therapy dog with Canines for Christ International, thus well socialized to human interaction. She especially loves children and is gentle with the frail and infirm.
Joy is a great companion during cross country skiing, hiking, kayaking and horseback trail rides. She is well socialized and plays well with other dogs. I do not own livestock other than my saddle horse thus she is not trained in herding but for a few sheep herding lessons. She will "herd" elk from the hay stack when I give her the command, "get them out of here" and executes immediate recall when I whistle her back to me. She will not chase wildlife, but will alert me to their presence.
Joy is due to have a litter of puppies June 1, 2023
Puppies will be available for adoption in early August.
For information about the Sire, go to: Orchard Hill's Lad where you will find photos, his pedigree and health record.
Go to my contact page with questions, inquiries and/or an adoption application.
English Shepherds Are...
One of the most versatile dogs, suited for most any lifestyle. Though individuals vary in temperament, aptitude and interest, generally the overall characteristics of their breed include the following attributes.