We too have English Shepherds & were a bit dismayed to see them listed as mixed-breed dogs. Another QA in the forum explains that it’s likely they received that label because their higher genetic diversity numbers bumped them out of consideration of being a pure-breed. Over 100 years ago the breed’s founder, O.O. Grant, insisted upon preserving the breed as purpose-bred dogs. He might have been a Missouri hill farmer who was forced to drop out of grade school to work his family’s farm, but the man knew animals. I’ll take healthy & diverse over unhealthy & constricted any day!