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85 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in Canada

We've found 85 Shetland Sheepdog breeders in Canada in support of high quality standards and ethical breeding.

Search by Location: AB | BC | MB | NB | NL | NS | ON | QC | SK

Browse all Shetland Sheepdog breeder listings for Canada below. While care has been taken care to list ethical breeders, please do your own research. Also see:

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Sheltie Breeders in Alberta

Sheltie Breeder VMP Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Calgary, Alberta
Website / Email veronapaterson.webs.com

Sheltie Breeder Keystone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Alberta
Website / Email keystoneshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Barb and Ray Selby, Prairiemist Kennels
Location Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Website / Email sheltiesofprairiemist.com

Sheltie Breeder Christina Hartley, Rolling Hills Shelties
Location Red Deer, Alberta
Website / Email rollinghillskennels.com

Sheltie Breeder Terese Karpluk, Terave Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Website / Email teresekarpluk.webs.com

Sheltie Breeder Yvonna Halkow, WillowGlyn Shelties
Location Gwynne, Alberta
Website / Email willowglyn.com

Sheltie Breeder Laura, Zesta Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Leduc, Alberta
Website / Email zestashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Margaret Zacher, Ladymagic Shelties
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Website / Email cdndogshow.com

Sheltie Breeder Seanna O'Neill, Khirugai Kennels
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Website / Email sko[at]dogsport.org

Sheltie Breeder Carol Williams, Liska Shelties
Location Devon, Alberta
Website / Email liskashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lorette Bain, LorWin Shelties
Location Grande, Alberta
Website / Email lorwinshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Clare Belanger, Avonlea Shelties
Location Leduc, Alberta
Website / Email avonleashelties[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Ann McMillan, Gratia Shelties
Location Calgary, Alberta
Website / Email 403-279-5994

Sheltie Breeder Kim Boyes, Hyper Hounds Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Calgary, Alberta
Website / Email hyperhounds.ca

Sheltie Breeders in British Columbia

Sheltie Breeder Brenda Newlove, CanyonView Shelties
Location Kelowna, British Columbia
Website / Email canyonview.ca

Sheltie Breeder Azarel Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Quesnel, British Columbia
Website / Email angelfire.com/bc3/azarel

Sheltie Breeder Judy Tulloch, Coastalview Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Website / Email coastalviewshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Susan Carbert, Madselin Shelties
Location Falkland, British Columbia
Website / Email madselin.com

Sheltie Breeder Rick and Robie Hambly, Ramora Shelties
Location Chilliwack, British Columbia
Website / Email ramorashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Joseph C Brant, Satelier Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Hedley, British Columbia
Website / Email 250-292-8356

Sheltie Breeder Liana Maloney, Cincerlee Shelties
Location Sooke, British Columbia
Website / Email cincerleeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Barb McKee, Behaven Shelties
Location Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Website / Email behavenshelties.webs.com

Sheltie Breeders in Manitoba

Sheltie Breeder Betty and Kim Sawatzky, Amberlyn Shelties
Location Springstein, Manitoba
Website / Email amberlynshelties.org

Sheltie Breeder Michelle and Dale Rogowski, Cassbar Shelties
Location Headingley, Manitoba
Website / Email cassbarshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Marilyn O'Donnell, Dyniques Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Landmark, Manitoba
Website / Email dyniquesshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Brunswick

Sheltie Breeder Cindy Picard, Lakeview Golden Shelties
Location New Horton, New Brunswick
Website / Email lakeviewgoldenshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Judi and Bill Byrne, Lyricisle Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Saint John, New Brunswick
Website / Email lyricisle.com

Sheltie Breeder Jean and Len Cormier, Nikkilen Shelties
Location Moncton, New Brunswick
Website / Email nikkilenshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Gloria Pountney, Seafarer Shelties
Location Woodman's Point, New Brunswick
Website / Email seafarershelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Brian and Linda Reid, TrueSpirit Shelties
Location Hampton, New Brunswick
Website / Email truespirit.ca

Sheltie Breeder Roxanne and Bonnie, Genson Kennel
Location Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Website / Email gensonpets.wordpress.com

Sheltie Breeders in Newfoundland

Sheltie Breeder Len, Carolyn and Liam Dooling, Silverthaw
Location Saint John's, Newfoundland
Website / Email silverthaw.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nova Scotia

Sheltie Breeder Candede Kennels
Location Point Edward, Nova Scotia
Website / Email candede.00home.com

Sheltie Breeder Northumberland Shetland Sheepdogs
Location North Shore, Nova Scotia
Website / Email nsshetlandsheepdogs.weebly.com

Sheltie Breeder Dave and Phyllis Panting, Mcfey Shelties
Location Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
Website / Email 902-639-2039

Sheltie Breeder Karen and Rob Henley, Shelhaven Shelties
Location Rawdon, Nova Scotia
Website / Email shelhaven.ca

Sheltie Breeder Linda Schrader, SunnySeas Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Website / Email sunnyseas.ca

Sheltie Breeder Sharon Ayers, Talisker Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website / Email facebook.com/taliskershelties

Sheltie Breeders in Ontario

Sheltie Breeder Heather Walton, Aberdale Shelties
Location Port Rowan, Ontario
Website / Email aberdale.com

Sheltie Breeder Alfenloch Collies and Shelties
Location Millgrove, Ontario
Website / Email alfenlochcollies.com

Sheltie Breeder Bellwood Shelties
Location Ameliasburg, Ontario
Website / Email ameliasburg.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Bonny and Ted Taylor, Bonnyville Shelties
Location Dorchester, Ontario
Website / Email bonnyvilleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lucy Douglas, Ciara Shelties
Location Waterford, Ontario
Website / Email ciarashelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Cyndy Ermel, Cermel Shelties
Location Waterloo, Ontario
Website / Email cermelshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Crinan Shelties
Location Ontario
Website / Email crinanshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Bettijane Flanagan, Dalgarnoch Shelties
Location Thunder Bay, Ontario
Website / Email dalgarnoch.ca

Sheltie Breeder Darlene Allison, Ennismoor Collies and Shelties
Location Uxbridge, Ontario
Website / Email ennismoorcolliesandshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Ivan Fabina, Fabina Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Kitchener, Ontario
Website / Email fabinashelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Gary and Sue Pike, Granite Shelties
Location Ennismore, Ontario
Website / Email graniteshelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Debbie and Ken Vandyk, Fairfax Shelties
Location Uxbridge, Ontario
Website / Email fairfaxshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Nancy Tibben, Golden Hylite Shelties
Location Orton, Onatario
Website / Email goldenhylite.com

Sheltie Breeder Bonnie and Jim Rector, Highledge Shelties
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Website / Email highledgeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Sue McCleverty, Kneehi Shelties
Location Inverary, Ontario
Website / Email kneehishelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Kim Aston and Pete Culumovic, Laureate Shelties
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Website / Email laureate.ca

Sheltie Breeder Jeff and Kellie Whiteside, Heardabout Shelties
Location Southern Georgian Bay, Ontario
Website / Email herdaboutshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Pat Ljungh, Macbarra Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Kingston, Ontario
Website / Email members.kingston.net/thepats

Sheltie Breeder Irene and Brendan Latchford, Nitelatches Shelties
Location Stoney Creek, Ontario
Website / Email nitelatchesshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Cathy Graham, Onawhim Shelties
Location Madoc, Ontario
Website / Email onawhimshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Susan Smethurst, Palisades Kennels
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Website / Email palisade.idirect.com

Sheltie Breeder Allan and Sandy Dyment, Pyrview Shelties
Location Brantford, Ontario
Website / Email angelfire.com/on3/Pyrviewshelties

Sheltie Breeder Ravenscourt Shelties
Location Port Dover, Ontario
Website / Email my.kwic.com/~james

Sheltie Breeder Lynn and Rick Doel, Regaloake Shelties
Location Brampton, Ontario
Website / Email regaloakeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Sharon MacLean, Sharl's Shelties
Location Oshawa, Ontario
Website / Email sharlsshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Diane Lang-Foster, Starmist Kennels
Location Plainfielf, Ontario
Website / Email www3.sympatico.ca/starmistkennels

Sheltie Breeder Starpen Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ontario
Website / Email www3.sympatico.ca/starpen/

Sheltie Breeder Athill Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Thunder Bay, Ontario
Website / Email athillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Leslie Linton, Westdel Shelties
Location London, Ontario
Website / Email westdelshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Catherin (Glover) Latreille, Winaway Shelties
Location Georgian Triangle, Ontario
Website / Email winaways.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder The Wrays, Windgate Shelties
Location Sutton, Ontario
Website / Email windgates.ca

Sheltie Breeder Dorothy Greenaway, Greendor Shelties
Location Goderich, Ontario
Website / Email greendorshelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Brenda L Campbell, Amanchara Shelties
Location London, Ontario
Website / Email anamcharashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Cathy and Frank Pickard, Kincardine Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Orillia, Ontario
Website / Email kincardineshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Valeria J Bindon, Kinship Shelties
Location Metcalfe, Ontario
Website / Email kinshipshelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Maureen and Michael Lynch, Shelamo Shelties
Location Smith Falls, Ontario
Website / Email www3.sympatico.ca/shelamo/Home.htm

Sheltie Breeders in Quebec

Sheltie Breeder Rachelle Rodriguez, Cory Shelties
Location Quebec
Website / Email corysheltie.com

Sheltie Breeder Loraine Daignault and Philip Sioui, Eldee Shelties
Location St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec
Website / Email aubergecaninechezeldee-en.weebly.com

Sheltie Breeder Dany Therrien, Melodaly
Location St Leonard d'Aston, Quebec
Website / Email melodaly.com

Sheltie Breeder Danielle Hould, Mont Carmel
Location Quebec
Website / Email elevagemontcarmel.com

Sheltie Breeder Inga Paquin, Premina Shelties
Location Lower Laurentians, Quebec
Website / Email premina.ca

Sheltie Breeder Monia Lasante, Selection Shelties
Location Haute-Mauricie, Quebec
Website / Email facebook.com/selection.shelties.35

Sheltie Breeder Shalligy Shelties
Location Lanaudiere, Quebec
Website / Email shalligy-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Saskatchewan

Sheltie Breeder Wayne and Donna Lewis, Donayne Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Saskatchewan
Website / Email 306-781-0171

Sheltie Breeder Ann Elliott, Glenmorris Kennels
Location Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Website / Email glenmorris.ca

Sheltie Breeder Karin and Al Stever, Summerlove Shelties
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Website / Email summerlove-shelties-canada.com/Home.htm

Sheltie Breeder Gwen E Krienke, Ksara Shelties
Location Vanscoy, Saskatchewan
Website / Email ksarashelties.com

Becoming a Professional Sheltie Breeder

Are you so in love with Shelties that you might just become a professional Sheltie breeder yourself? There are many things you need to consider before you embark on this lifestyle.

  • Breeding is a Big Commitment. Besides the massive amount of breed research you'll need to undertake, you'll also need the time, money, and facilities to accommodate many dogs in your house and/or kennels. You'll need whelping boxes, large penned exercise areas, and a suitable vehicle for taking multiple puppies to the vets. You'll also need to afford lots of dog food, pay ongoing vet bills, and have a strong tolerance for barking. Grooming Shelties will become a necessary part of your everyday routine.

  • You Need to Understand Genetics. To some extent, breeding animals means Playing God, involving artificial selection as opposed to natural selection. You'll match mating pairs that you think will produce puppies of the ideal Shetland Sheepdog appearance, temperament, and health. This requires knowledge of how parent genes interact to create physical characteristics in their offspring. Fortunately, the science of inheritance patterns in Shelties is already done; your job is to read up and talk to fellow dog breeders for advice.

  • Raising Puppies is Hard Work. Remember your first puppy? It certainly came as a shock to me just how much attention Howard needed—and he was just one puppy. Now multiply that by 4-6 per litter and imagine doing it over and over, year after year. Once the puppies are weaned off their mother's milk, you'll be doing all the work to keep them clean, fed, and happy around the clock. Like babies, puppies have tiny stomachs and tiny bladders, demanding high frequency attention.

  • Parents and Puppies Need Vet Checks. You'll need to take your mating pairs to the vets for pre-breeding genetic screenings to ensure they won't be passing on any genetic diseases. What's more, all your kennel dogs and puppies will need routine vet care, vaccinations, quality nutrition, dental care, and parasitic treatments. Vet bills make it difficult to profit from ethical dog breeding, making this a lifestyle not a business.

  • Canine Pregnancies Develop Rapidly. Female dogs, called bitches, are pregnant for just 63 days, compared to 280 days in humans. A healthy pregnancy can be confirmed by ultrasound after 30 days, with the mother needing extra food, care, and supervision in case of medical emergencies.

  • You'll Be The Midwife. Breeders oversee births at home, where the mother can be in a quiet, warm, and familiar space to whelp her puppies. After a period of contractions, puppies can be born rapidly or up to four hours apart. Afterwards, it's crucial to match the number of placentas delivered to the number of puppies born, as retained placentas can cause serious infection. You'll have many jobs, including freeing the puppies from their amniotic sacs, stimulating their breathing, and aiding suckling after the birth.

  • Breeders Give Up Most of Their Puppies. While you may form attachments with the puppies in their first two months of life, keeping them all is likely unrealistic. Breeders accumulate many dogs in their kennels, and only keep puppies as potential champions or breeding stock. Those not up to the breed standard are rehomed as pets at 8 weeks old, which could be too much to bear if you fall in love with all your puppies.

I'm sure many Sheltie fanatics have fantasized about breeding professionally. I know I have. But ultimately, this is a major lifestyle choice requiring a huge commitment, so make sure you have the time, money, and motivation to be a dedicated Sheltie breeder before you dive in.

Author Bio

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


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