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99 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The UK

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We've found 99 Shetland Sheepdog breeders in the UK in support of high quality standards and ethical breeding.

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Browse all Shetland Sheepdog breeder listings for the UK 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 Anglesey

Sheltie Breeder: Ballidorn Beardies and Shelties
Location: Benllech Bay
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Sheltie Breeders in Avon

Sheltie Breeder: Marricksham Shelties
Location: Bristol
Website / Email: marrickshamshelties[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Ayrshire

Sheltie Breeder: Canderside Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ayr
Website / Email: 01292 592 917

Sheltie Breeder: Dasgeda Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Darvel
Website / Email: dasgeda[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Buckinghamshire

Sheltie Breeder: Bordamour Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Aylesbury
Website / Email: bordamour[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Sheltysham Shelties
Location: Ramsey
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Sheltie Breeder: Stormraven Shelties
Location: Peterborough
Website / Email: sheilaraaff[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Razda Shelties
Location: Huntingdon
Website / Email: kellique[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Carmarthenshire

Sheltie Breeder: Albanyrose Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Llanelli
Website / Email: 07773 257 455

Sheltie Breeder: Amanda Davies
Location: Llanelli
Website / Email: adavies519[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Mistmere Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ammanford
Website / Email: harries658[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Ceredigion

Sheltie Breeder: Chanpamar Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Cardigan
Website / Email: christine[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Cheshire

Sheltie Breeder: Edglonian Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Stockport, Cheshire
Website / Email: 01614 409 561

Sheltie Breeder: Wallastowns Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Wirral
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Sheltie Breeder: Meadowrise Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Crewe
Website / Email: sunnylawns[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Cleveland

Sheltie Breeder: Kyleash Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Middlesborough
Website / Email: 01642 464 323

Sheltie Breeder: Erjon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Saltburn
Website / Email: erjoncollies[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Cornwall

Sheltie Breeder: Lavika Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Saltash
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Sheltie Breeders in County Durham

Sheltie Breeder: Funfastquick Agility Dogs
Location: Consett
Website / Email: pennygarnercarpenter[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Smiddyshaw Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Consett
Website / Email: jayne_clegram[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Simcourt Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Bishop Auckland
Website / Email: simcourt[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Cumbria

Sheltie Breeder: Briarmere Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Underbarrow
Website / Email:

Sheltie Breeders in Devon

Sheltie Breeder: Reubicia Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ashburton
Website / Email: patjackman39[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Lynviews Shelties
Location: Plymouth
Website / Email: david[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Dippersmoor Shelties
Location: Sidmouth
Website / Email: jtunnicliffe5[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Derbyshire

Sheltie Breeder: Borderpride Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Swadlincote
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Sheltie Breeders in East Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder: Shannmie Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Aldbrough
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Sheltie Breeder: Mesdames Taylor & Greenwod
Location: Hull
Website / Email: mgreenwood377[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Hampshire

Sheltie Breeder: Evaldos Shelties
Location: Southampton
Website / Email: 07815 628 811 / smievl3[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Shadoway Shelties
Location: Lymington
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Sheltie Breeder: Fleurdemai Shelties
Location: Ash
Website / Email: 01252 315 011 / fleurdemail[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Kelgrove Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Waterlooville
Website / Email: 02392 258 266 / joyreynolds.kelgrove[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Fife

Sheltie Breeder: Degallo Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Cupar
Website / Email: 01334 653 485 / leandascott[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Glasgow

Sheltie Breeder: Bluequarry Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Lenzie
Website / Email: 01417 751 853 / dshaw8[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Herefordshire

Sheltie Breeder: Blenmerrow Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Llanwarne
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Sheltie Breeders in Hertfordshire

Sheltie Breeder: Mosardi Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Bishops Stortford
Website / Email: batty297[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Shemist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Bishops Stortford
Website / Email: 01279 812 989 / shemist_stock[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Highlands

Sheltie Breeder: Lynn Whitehead
Location: Kyle
Website / Email: 01478 660 276

Sheltie Breeders in Kent

Sheltie Breeder: Shaylin Shelties
Location: Sheppey
Website / Email: 01795 876 381 / lindawoodhams[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Glentarney Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Gravesend
Website / Email: 01474 363 736

Sheltie Breeder: Dukeson Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ashford
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Sheltie Breeder: Evad Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ashford
Website / Email: 01233 732 340 / evadshelties[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Valdosta Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Bromley
Website / Email: 07765 860 696 / valdosta[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Carolelen Shelties and Yorkies
Location: Dartford
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Sheltie Breeders in Lancashire

Sheltie Breeder: Arctic Frost Shelties
Location: Whalley
Website / Email: 07780 438 360

Sheltie Breeder: Shellamoyed Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Morecambe
Website / Email: 01524 851 239 / debbyfisher654[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Robert McDonald
Location: St Annes
Website / Email: 07538 841 242 / ramsys2003[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Leicestershire

Sheltie Breeder: Cheryldene Kennels
Location: Lutterworth
Website / Email: 07764 404 894 / cheryl[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Dazlerock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Barwell
Website / Email: 07775 603 986

Sheltie Breeders in Middlesex

Sheltie Breeder: Shougie Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Uxbridge
Website / Email: 01985 271 711 / jenny.dias[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Norfolk

Sheltie Breeder: Richmaus Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: King's Lynn
Website / Email: 01553 829 291 / richmaus30[at]

Sheltie Breeders in North Wales

Sheltie Breeder: Foxstone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Conwy
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Sheltie Breeder: Mistyisle Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: North Wales
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Sheltie Breeders in North Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder: Tuffeigha Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Northallerton
Website / Email: 01677 424 296 / joan.tuffeigha[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Channerswick Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Harrogate
Website / Email: theredwitch[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Northamptonshire

Sheltie Breeder: Saunderswood Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Northampton
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Sheltie Breeder: Hall of Dreams Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Brackley
Website / Email: 01280 701 441 / sheltieuk[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Sanscott Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Long Buckby
Website / Email: 01327 843 034 / falmanac[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Kazaura Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Daventry
Website / Email: 01327 315 054

Sheltie Breeders in Northern Ireland

Sheltie Breeder: Cinbaramy Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Kircubbin
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Sheltie Breeders in Northumberland

Sheltie Breeder: Arcot Shelties
Location: Morpeth
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Sheltie Breeder: Ronansprey Rough Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Blyth
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Sheltie Breeder: Jacquard Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Morpeth
Website / Email: 01670 516 242 / pam.east[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Danrobien Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Berwick Upon Tweed
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Sheltie Breeder: Baishel Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Prudhoe
Website / Email: 01661 835 437

Sheltie Breeders in Nottinghamshire

Sheltie Breeder: Gemshell Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Huthwaite
Website / Email: 07969 675 649 / kateparry22[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Janet Ambler
Location: Newark
Website / Email: 01777 872 462 / janetambler1945[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Pepperhill Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Nottingham
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Sheltie Breeder: Michele Wesson
Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield
Website / Email: michelewesson[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Perthshire

Sheltie Breeder: Japaro Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Glendevon
Website / Email: 01259 781 233

Sheltie Breeders in Shropshire

Sheltie Breeder: Sandwick Shelties
Location: Market Drayton
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Sheltie Breeder: Milwyr Sheepdogs
Location: Oswestry
Website / Email: 01691 658 368 / jacquinikx[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Gayden Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Shrewsbury
Website / Email: 01694 731 411 / gayden.shelties[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Arionrod Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ludlow
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Sheltie Breeder: Jenacis Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ludlow
Website / Email: 01584 872 627 / jenacis[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Castlerose Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Whitchurch
Website / Email: 01948 667 708 / shelties[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Somerset

Sheltie Breeder: Karmidale Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Templecombe
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Sheltie Breeder: Lanteague Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Taunton
Website / Email: 01460 281 907 / rosieperry1[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Suffolk

Sheltie Breeder: Neraklee Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Ipswich
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Sheltie Breeder: Shelridge Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Sudbury
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Sheltie Breeders in South Glouscestershire

Sheltie Breeder: Philhope Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Bristol
Website / Email: 01454 612 228 / spierce815[at]

Sheltie Breeders in South Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder: Hillhenry Shelties
Location: Barnsley
Website / Email: 07944 807 165 / hillhenryshelties[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Mr & Mrs E W Ball
Location: Rotherham
Website / Email: 01709 816 885

Sheltie Breeders in Surrey

Sheltie Breeder: Zaniah Show Dogs
Location: Lingfield
Website / Email: 07539 969 372 / zaniahshowdogs[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Tighness Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Merstham
Website / Email: 01737 559 978 / lindawhittington[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Esterbon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Lingfield
Website / Email: 01342 835 079 / esterbon[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Willowgarth Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Byfleet
Website / Email: 01932 406 898 / willowgarthshelties[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Warwickshire

Sheltie Breeder: Licosateria Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Rugby
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Sheltie Breeders in West Midlands

Sheltie Breeder: Tolarock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Coventry
Website / Email: elspetparker[at]

Sheltie Breeders in West Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder: Bellacreek Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Tingley
Website / Email: 01132 538 415

Sheltie Breeder: Melneg Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Brighthouse
Website / Email: 01422 371 601 / martyn.garvey[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Lynaire Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Wakefield
Website / Email: 01924 822 413

Sheltie Breeder: Bradmigail Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Pontefract
Website / Email: 07792 763 980

Sheltie Breeder: Amethrickeh Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Dewsbury
Website / Email: 01924 461 046

Sheltie Breeder: Highbrook Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Leeds
Website / Email: 01132 370 952 / dogs[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Wiltshire

Sheltie Breeder: Lorainian Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Melksham
Website / Email: 01225 705 028 / lorainian[at]

Sheltie Breeders in Worcestershire

Sheltie Breeder: Lanacy Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Evesham
Website / Email: 01386 641 054 / yrcrosbie[at]

Sheltie Breeder: Jayshelm Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Evesham
Website / Email: 01386 881 905

Sheltie Breeder: Ruscombe Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Pershore
Website / Email: 01386 861 019 / sandytinker[at]

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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