85 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in Canada

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Sheltie Breeders in Alberta

Sheltie Breeder VMP Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Calgary, Alberta
Contact veronapaterson.webs.com

Sheltie Breeder Keystone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Alberta
Contact keystoneshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Barb and Ray Selby, Prairiemist Kennels
Location Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Contact sheltiesofprairiemist.com

Sheltie Breeder Christina Hartley, Rolling Hills Shelties
Location Red Deer, Alberta
Contact rollinghillskennels.com

Sheltie Breeder Terese Karpluk, Terave Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Contact teresekarpluk.webs.com

Sheltie Breeder Yvonna Halkow, WillowGlyn Shelties
Location Gwynne, Alberta
Contact willowglyn.com

Sheltie Breeder Laura, Zesta Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Leduc, Alberta
Contact zestashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Margaret Zacher, Ladymagic Shelties
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Contact cdndogshow.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Carol Williams, Liska Shelties
Location Devon, Alberta
Contact liskashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lorette Bain, LorWin Shelties
Location Grande, Alberta
Contact lorwinshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Ann McMillan, Gratia Shelties
Location Calgary, Alberta
Contact 403-279-5994

Sheltie Breeder Kim Boyes, Hyper Hounds Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Calgary, Alberta
Contact hyperhounds.ca

Sheltie Breeders in British Columbia

Sheltie Breeder Brenda Newlove, CanyonView Shelties
Location Kelowna, British Columbia
Contact canyonview.ca

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Susan Carbert, Madselin Shelties
Location Falkland, British Columbia
Contact madselin.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Liana Maloney, Cincerlee Shelties
Location Sooke, British Columbia
Contact cincerleeshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeders in Manitoba

Sheltie Breeder Sherrie Sparling, Skyehaven Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Manitoba
Contact skyehaven.ca

Sheltie Breeder Betty and Kim Sawatzky, Amberlyn Shelties
Location Springstein, Manitoba
Contact amberlynshelties.org

Sheltie Breeder Michelle and Dale Rogowski, Cassbar Shelties
Location Headingley, Manitoba
Contact cassbarshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeders in New Brunswick

Sheltie Breeder Cindy Picard, Lakeview Golden Shelties
Location New Horton, New Brunswick
Contact lakeviewgoldenshelties.com

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

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

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

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

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

Sheltie Breeders in Newfoundland

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

Sheltie Breeders in Nova Scotia

Sheltie Breeder Candede Kennels
Location Point Edward, Nova Scotia
Contact candede.00home.com

Sheltie Breeder Northumberland Shetland Sheepdogs
Location North Shore, Nova Scotia
Contact nsshetlandsheepdogs.weebly.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Linda Schrader, SunnySeas Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Contact sunnyseas.ca

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

Sheltie Breeders in Ontario

Sheltie Breeder Heather Walton, Aberdale Shelties
Location Port Rowan, Ontario
Contact aberdale.com

Sheltie Breeder Alfenloch Collies and Shelties
Location Millgrove, Ontario
Contact alfenlochcollies.com

Sheltie Breeder Bellwood Shelties
Location Ameliasburg, Ontario
Contact ameliasburg.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Bonny and Ted Taylor, Bonnyville Shelties
Location Dorchester, Ontario
Contact bonnyvilleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lucy Douglas, Ciara Shelties
Location Waterford, Ontario
Contact ciarashelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Cyndy Ermel, Cermel Shelties
Location Waterloo, Ontario
Contact cermelshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Crinan Shelties
Location Ontario
Contact crinanshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Bettijane Flanagan, Dalgarnoch Shelties
Location Thunder Bay, Ontario
Contact dalgarnoch.ca

Sheltie Breeder Darlene Allison, Ennismoor Collies and Shelties
Location Uxbridge, Ontario
Contact ennismoorcolliesandshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Ivan Fabina, Fabina Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Kitchener, Ontario
Contact fabinashelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Gary and Sue Pike, Granite Shelties
Location Ennismore, Ontario
Contact graniteshelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Debbie and Ken Vandyk, Fairfax Shelties
Location Uxbridge, Ontario
Contact fairfaxshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Nancy Tibben, Golden Hylite Shelties
Location Orton, Onatario
Contact goldenhylite.com

Sheltie Breeder Bonnie and Jim Rector, Highledge Shelties
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Contact highledgeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Sue McCleverty, Kneehi Shelties
Location Inverary, Ontario
Contact kneehishelties.ca

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

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Cathy Graham, Onawhim Shelties
Location Madoc, Ontario
Contact onawhimshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Susan Smethurst, Palisades Kennels
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Contact palisade.idirect.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Lynn and Rick Doel, Regaloake Shelties
Location Brampton, Ontario
Contact regaloakeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Sharon MacLean, Sharl's Shelties
Location Oshawa, Ontario
Contact sharlsshelties.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Athill Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Thunder Bay, Ontario
Contact athillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Leslie Linton, Westdel Shelties
Location London, Ontario
Contact westdelshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder The Wrays, Windgate Shelties
Location Sutton, Ontario
Contact windgates.ca

Sheltie Breeder Dorothy Greenaway, Greendor Shelties
Location Goderich, Ontario
Contact greendorshelties.ca

Sheltie Breeder Brenda L Campbell, Amanchara Shelties
Location London, Ontario
Contact anamcharashelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Valeria J Bindon, Kinship Shelties
Location Metcalfe, Ontario
Contact kinshipshelties.ca

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

Sheltie Breeders in Quebec

Sheltie Breeder Rachelle Rodriguez, Cory Shelties
Location Quebec
Contact corysheltie.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Danielle Hould, Mont Carmel
Location Quebec
Contact elevagemontcarmel.com

Sheltie Breeder Inga Paquin, Premina Shelties
Location Lower Laurentians, Quebec
Contact premina.ca

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

Sheltie Breeder Shalligy Shelties
Location Lanaudiere, Quebec
Contact shalligy-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Saskatchewan

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

Sheltie Breeder Ann Elliott, Glenmorris Kennels
Location Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Contact glenmorris.ca

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

Sheltie Breeder Gwen E Krienke, Ksara Shelties
Location Vanscoy, Saskatchewan
Contact 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.

READ: An Interview with a Sheltie Breeder

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.


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