Sheltie Puppies for Sale Near You

Remember that professional breeders:

  • Produce few litters per year
  • Seek to produce champions
  • Focus on health and temperament
  • Perform genetic screening
  • Do vet checks and vaccinations
  • Sell face-to-face at the kennels
  • Are experts in a specific breed

Meanwhile, puppy mills:

  • Produce countless litters per year
  • Oversupply the pet trade
  • Ignore genetic screening
  • Ignore vet checks and vaccinations
  • Forge certificates and photos
  • Run crowded and unsanitary kennels
  • Sell online or via pet stores
  • Produce designer dogs and novelty pets

12 Things You Need to Know About Sheltie Puppies

If you're looking to buy a Sheltie puppy, there are a few more things you need to know. Browse my articles on housetraining, chewing, healthcare, naming, coat colors, and 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

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

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

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

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

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

101 Sheltie Names to Inspire

First off, know that you'll be hollering your Sheltie's name at the dog park for years to come, so you can rule out Mister Bigglesworth right off the bat... 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

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

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

Becky Casale

Becky Casale is the creator of Sheltie Planet and Science Me. She lives in New Zealand with her partner, their two children, and their Sheltie, Piper.

Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide