99 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The UK

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Sheltie Breeders in Anglesey

Sheltie Breeder Ballidorn Beardies and Shelties
Location Benllech Bay
Contact balidorn.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Avon

Sheltie Breeder Marricksham Shelties
Location Bristol
Contact marrickshamshelties[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ayrshire

Sheltie Breeder Canderside Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ayr
Contact 01292 592 917

Sheltie Breeder Dasgeda Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Darvel
Contact dasgeda[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Buckinghamshire

Sheltie Breeder Bordamour Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Aylesbury
Contact bordamour[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Sheltysham Shelties
Location Ramsey
Contact www.champdogs.co.uk/breeder/52

Sheltie Breeder Stormraven Shelties
Location Peterborough
Contact sheilaraaff[at]yahoo.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Razda Shelties
Location Huntingdon
Contact kellique[at]talk21.com

Sheltie Breeders in Carmarthenshire

Sheltie Breeder Albanyrose Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Llanelli
Contact 07773 257 455

Sheltie Breeder Amanda Davies
Location Llanelli
Contact adavies519[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeder Mistmere Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ammanford
Contact harries658[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ceredigion

Sheltie Breeder Chanpamar Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Cardigan
Contact christine[at]chanpamar.fsnet.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Cheshire

Sheltie Breeder Edglonian Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Stockport, Cheshire
Contact 01614 409 561

Sheltie Breeder Wallastowns Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Wirral
Contact champdogs.co.uk/breeder/19121

Sheltie Breeder Meadowrise Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Crewe
Contact sunnylawns[at]me.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cleveland

Sheltie Breeder Kyleash Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Middlesborough
Contact 01642 464 323

Sheltie Breeder Erjon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Saltburn
Contact erjoncollies[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cornwall

Sheltie Breeder Lavika Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Saltash
Contact lavika.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in County Durham

Sheltie Breeder Funfastquick Agility Dogs
Location Consett
Contact pennygarnercarpenter[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Smiddyshaw Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Consett
Contact jayne_clegram[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Simcourt Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Bishop Auckland
Contact simcourt[at]ntlworld.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cumbria

Sheltie Breeder Briarmere Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Underbarrow
Contact briarmere.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Devon

Sheltie Breeder Reubicia Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ashburton
Contact patjackman39[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Lynviews Shelties
Location Plymouth
Contact david[at]davery.orangehome.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Dippersmoor Shelties
Location Sidmouth
Contact jtunnicliffe5[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Derbyshire

Sheltie Breeder Borderpride Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Swadlincote
Contact borderpride.com

Sheltie Breeders in East Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder Shannmie Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Aldbrough
Contact shannmie.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Mesdames Taylor & Greenwod
Location Hull
Contact mgreenwood377[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Hampshire

Sheltie Breeder Evaldos Shelties
Location Southampton
Contact 07815 628 811 / smievl3[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder Shadoway Shelties
Location Lymington
Contact shadoway.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Fleurdemai Shelties
Location Ash
Contact 01252 315 011 / fleurdemail[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder Kelgrove Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Waterlooville
Contact 02392 258 266 / joyreynolds.kelgrove[at]talktalk.net

Sheltie Breeders in Fife

Sheltie Breeder Degallo Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Cupar
Contact 01334 653 485 / leandascott[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Glasgow

Sheltie Breeder Bluequarry Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Lenzie
Contact 01417 751 853 / dshaw8[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Herefordshire

Sheltie Breeder Blenmerrow Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Llanwarne
Contact blenmerrowshelties.net

Sheltie Breeders in Hertfordshire

Sheltie Breeder Mosardi Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Bishops Stortford
Contact batty297[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeder Shemist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Bishops Stortford
Contact 01279 812 989 / shemist_stock[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Highlands

Sheltie Breeder Lynn Whitehead
Location Kyle
Contact 01478 660 276

Sheltie Breeders in Kent

Sheltie Breeder Shaylin Shelties
Location Sheppey
Contact 01795 876 381 / lindawoodhams[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Glentarney Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Gravesend
Contact 01474 363 736

Sheltie Breeder Dukeson Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ashford
Contact dukesonshelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Evad Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ashford
Contact 01233 732 340 / evadshelties[at]yahoo.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Valdosta Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Bromley
Contact 07765 860 696 / valdosta[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Carolelen Shelties and Yorkies
Location Dartford
Contact pepperhill.co.uk/carolelen1

Sheltie Breeders in Lancashire

Sheltie Breeder Arctic Frost Shelties
Location Whalley
Contact 07780 438 360

Sheltie Breeder Shellamoyed Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Morecambe
Contact 01524 851 239 / debbyfisher654[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Robert McDonald
Location St Annes
Contact 07538 841 242 / ramsys2003[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Leicestershire

Sheltie Breeder Cheryldene Kennels
Location Lutterworth
Contact 07764 404 894 / cheryl[at]thekennel.f9.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Dazlerock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Barwell
Contact 07775 603 986

Sheltie Breeders in Middlesex

Sheltie Breeder Shougie Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Uxbridge
Contact 01985 271 711 / jenny.dias[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Norfolk

Sheltie Breeder Richmaus Shetland Sheepdogs
Location King's Lynn
Contact 01553 829 291 / richmaus30[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in North Wales

Sheltie Breeder Foxstone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Conwy
Contact foxstoneshelties.net

Sheltie Breeder Mistyisle Shetland Sheepdogs
Location North Wales
Contact mistyisle-shelties.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in North Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder Tuffeigha Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Northallerton
Contact 01677 424 296 / joan.tuffeigha[at]tiscali.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Channerswick Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Harrogate
Contact theredwitch[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Northamptonshire

Sheltie Breeder Saunderswood Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Northampton
Contact saunderswood.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Hall of Dreams Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Brackley
Contact 01280 701 441 / sheltieuk[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder Sanscott Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Long Buckby
Contact 01327 843 034 / falmanac[at]tiscali.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Kazaura Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Daventry
Contact 01327 315 054

Sheltie Breeders in Northern Ireland

Sheltie Breeder Cinbaramy Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Kircubbin
Contact cinbaramy.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Northumberland

Sheltie Breeder Arcot Shelties
Location Morpeth
Contact shetlandsheepdog.no/Arcot

Sheltie Breeder Ronansprey Rough Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Blyth
Contact ronansprey.atwebpages.com

Sheltie Breeder Jacquard Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Morpeth
Contact 01670 516 242 / pam.east[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeder Danrobien Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Berwick Upon Tweed
Contact danrobien.webs.com

Sheltie Breeder Baishel Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Prudhoe
Contact 01661 835 437

Sheltie Breeders in Nottinghamshire

Sheltie Breeder Gemshell Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Huthwaite
Contact 07969 675 649 / kateparry22[at]outlook.com

Sheltie Breeder Janet Ambler
Location Newark
Contact 01777 872 462 / janetambler1945[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeder Pepperhill Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Nottingham
Contact pepperhill.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Michele Wesson
Location Sutton-in-Ashfield
Contact michelewesson[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Perthshire

Sheltie Breeder Japaro Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Glendevon
Contact 01259 781 233

Sheltie Breeders in Shropshire

Sheltie Breeder Milwyr Sheepdogs
Location Oswestry
Contact 01691 658 368 / jacquinikx[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder Gayden Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Shrewsbury
Contact 01694 731 411 / gayden.shelties[at]yahoo.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Arionrod Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ludlow
Contact www.champdogs.co.uk/breeder/21000

Sheltie Breeder Jenacis Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ludlow
Contact 01584 872 627 / jenacis[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder Castlerose Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Whitchurch
Contact 01948 667 708 / shelties[at]castlerose.com

Sheltie Breeders in Somerset

Sheltie Breeder Karmidale Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Templecombe
Contact karmidaleshetlandsheepdogs.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Lanteague Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Taunton
Contact 01460 281 907 / rosieperry1[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Suffolk

Sheltie Breeder Neraklee Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Ipswich
Contact nerakleeshetlandsheepdogs.shutterfly.com

Sheltie Breeder Shelridge Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Sudbury
Contact shelridge.org

Sheltie Breeders in South Gloucestershire

Sheltie Breeder Philhope Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Bristol
Contact 01454 612 228 / spierce815[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder Hillhenry Shelties
Location Barnsley
Contact 07944 807 165 / hillhenryshelties[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Mr & Mrs E W Ball
Location Rotherham
Contact 01709 816 885

Sheltie Breeders in Surrey

Sheltie Breeder Zaniah Show Dogs
Location Lingfield
Contact 07539 969 372 / zaniahshowdogs[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Tighness Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Merstham
Contact 01737 559 978 / lindawhittington[at]yahoo.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Esterbon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Lingfield
Contact 01342 835 079 / esterbon[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Willowgarth Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Byfleet
Contact 01932 406 898 / willowgarthshelties[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Warwickshire

Sheltie Breeder Licosateria Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Rugby
Contact licosateria.weebly.com

Sheltie Breeders in West Midlands

Sheltie Breeder Tolarock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Coventry
Contact elspetparker[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in West Yorkshire

Sheltie Breeder Bellacreek Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Tingley
Contact 01132 538 415

Sheltie Breeder Melneg Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Brighthouse
Contact 01422 371 601 / martyn.garvey[at]tiscali.co.uk

Sheltie Breeder Lynaire Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Wakefield
Contact 01924 822 413

Sheltie Breeder Bradmigail Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Pontefract
Contact 07792 763 980

Sheltie Breeder Amethrickeh Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Dewsbury
Contact 01924 461 046

Sheltie Breeder Highbrook Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Leeds
Contact 01132 370 952 / dogs[at]highbrook.com

Sheltie Breeders in Wiltshire

Sheltie Breeder Lorainian Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Melksham
Contact 01225 705 028 / lorainian[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Worcestershire

Sheltie Breeder Lanacy Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Evesham
Contact 01386 641 054 / yrcrosbie[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder Jayshelm Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Evesham
Contact 01386 881 905

Sheltie Breeder Ruscombe Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Pershore
Contact 01386 861 019 / sandytinker[at]ip3.co.uk

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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