There is a lot to be thankful for where the preservation of the Oxford Sandy and Black Pig is concerned. The OSBPG Charity is truly grateful that we had the opportunity of meeting and listening to an individual who believed in the breed, saved the breed and tirelessly and painstakingly produced documentation and kept records on breeding lines and bloodlines. You see there was a great believer in our breed who came and talked and shared his knowledge and wisdom with the OSBPG in March 2016. His name was Andrew Sheppy
In March 2016, Mr Andrew Sheppy FLS, honoured us with his knowledge at the OSBPG Blood Line and Breed Conformation talk. Mr Sheppy was one of our original breeders and the pioneer of the Oxford Sandy and Black Pig herdbook, the first being published in 1985.
Mr Sheppy’s Cobthorn Alexander (Oxford Sandy and Black boar bloodline)
was the first male bloodline, followed by the Great Grandson – Cobthorn Alexander’s Colonel 5 F.S,
which was widely used in the 1980’s and is the origin of our later Alexander boars that we see today.