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What's the difference between a professional breeder and a puppy mill? Dedicated breeders seek to continue the dog breed they know and love. They seek champions for future genetic lines. They produce litters with great care and make use of genetic screening, vet checks, and vaccinations.

Our Sheltie puppy, Howard, came from a professional breeder

Our Sheltie puppy, Howard, came from a professional breeder.

In contrast, puppy mills (or puppy farms) are commercial breeding operations which breed for profit. They sell puppies online and in pet stores, while carelessly oversupply the pet trade leading to millions of unwanted dogs every year. See 6 Warning Signs of a Puppy Mill and Never Buy Pet Store Puppies.


Sheltie Puppies in the US

A list of US Shetland Sheepdog breeders. While I've taken care to list ethical and reputable breeders, please do your own due diligence before buying a puppy... Read more

Sheltie Puppies in Canada

A list of Canadian Shetland Sheepdog breeders. While I've taken care to list ethical and reputable breeders, please do your own due diligence before buying a puppy... Read more

Sheltie Puppies in the UK

A list of UK Shetland Sheepdog breeders. While I've taken care to list ethical and reputable breeders, please do your own due diligence before buying a puppy... Read more

Sheltie Puppies in Australia

A list of Australian Shetland Sheepdog breeders. While I've taken care to list ethical and reputable breeders, please do your own due diligence before buying a puppy... Read more

Sheltie Puppies in New Zealand

A list of New Zealand Shetland Sheepdog breeders. While I've taken care to list ethical and reputable breeders, please do your own due diligence before buying a puppy... Read more

20 Things You Need for a New Puppy

You're getting a new puppy! Praise Wibblesniff! Life is good! Here are 20 things you need for your new teeny friend, from feeding bowls to grooming tools... Read more

Sheltie Puppy Development in 16 Pictures

See Sheltie puppies growing into an adult dogs in pictures: tiny newborn dumplings, plump 8-week furballs, gangly coyotes, and billowing fur beasts... Read more

101 Cute Sheltie Puppies

Here are 101 pictures of Sheltie puppies sent in by our readers. Get ready for puppy overload—we're talking cute, playful, curious, sleepy, bashful... oh wait, now I'm just naming dwarves... Read more

The Sheltie Coat Colors

A showcase of the five Sheltie colors: Sable, Tri Color, Blue Merle, Bi Blue, and Bi Black. We also look at white factoring and the rare Color Headed White... Read more

Miniature Shelties

Miniature Shelties are an unofficial type of Sheltie measuring under 13 inches at the withers. They're bred like standard Shetland Sheepdogs in every other way... Read more

101 Sheltie Names to Inspire

Breeders often give their Sheltie puppies nicknames, leaving the official naming of your puppy up to you. Know that you'll be hollering this name at the dog park for years to come, so rule out Mister Bigglesworth right off the bat... Read more

The Shetland Sheepdog FAQ

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Shelties. Learn about temperament, intelligence, lifespan, health, grooming, puppies, breeders, adoption, training... Read more

The Essentials of Sheltie Puppy Training

The number one rule of puppy training is to build a relationship with your dog based on mutual trust and respect. Here are some tips on creating that rapport... Read more

How to Clicker Train Your Dog

Clicker training is ideal for Shelties learning obedience, tricks, and agility. It's a gentle training method that uses psychological conditioning... Read more

Why You Should Never Buy a Puppy From a Pet Store

Pet store puppies often come from puppy mills who, unlike ethical breeders, bypass genetic screening and vet checks in exchange for more profits... Read more

How to Deal with Nipping and Play Biting in Puppies

Nipping and play biting is normal in puppies but can be an issue in older dogs who haven't learned bite inhibition... Read more

How to Housetrain a Sheltie Puppy

House training a Sheltie puppy is a two-stage process. Start indoors by teaching him to pee and poop on training pads, then at 4 months transition the business outside... Read more

How to Stop Your Sheltie Puppy's Destructive Chewing

Puppies find chewing a very satisfying activity, particularly while their teeth are coming through. The trick is to teach them what is and isn't acceptable for chewing... Read more

What is The Best Dog Leash for a Sheltie?

What's the best leash for a Sheltie? The standard leash, the retractable leash, or the halter leash? Compare brands and how each type of leash aids training and obedience... Read more

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Becky Casale is the creator of Sheltie Planet and Science Me. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her part-human, part-Sheltie family.

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