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85 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in Canada

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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, two children, and Piper Woofington Moon.


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