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195 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The US

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We've found 195 Shetland Sheepdog breeders in the US in support of high quality standards and ethical breeding.

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Browse all Shetland Sheepdog breeder listings for the US 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 Alabama

Sheltie Breeder: Saranac Shelties
Location: Hartselle, Alabama
Website / Email: saranacshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Istari Shelties
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Website / Email: istari.info

Sheltie Breeder: Roseglen Shelties
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Website / Email: roseglenshelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sandcastle Shelties
Location: Southern Arizona
Website / Email: angelfire.com/az3/sandcastle

Sheltie Breeder: Beki Vale, Sunnyvale Shelties
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Website / Email: sunnyvaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Wildwest Shelties
Location: Arizona
Website / Email: wildwestshelties.net

Sheltie Breeders in Arkansas

Sheltie Breeder: Thistle Hill Shelties
Location: Monticello
Website / Email: thistlehillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in California

Sheltie Breeder: Caitlin Shelties
Location: San Jose, California
Website / Email: caitlinshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: E' Dees Shelties
Location: California
Website / Email: edee[at]directcon.net

Sheltie Breeder: Icon Shelties
Location: California
Website / Email: iconshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Robin McTaggart, Karosel Shelties
Location: California
Website / Email: karoselshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Marshland Shelties
Location: Los Angeles
Website / Email: marshlandshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Johanna, Primo Shelties
Location: Morgan Hill, California
Website / Email: primoprim7.wixsite.com/primo-akc

Sheltie Breeder: Sea Haven Shelties
Location: Burlingame, California
Website / Email: seahavenshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Serena, Shantel Shelties
Location: California
Website / Email: shantelshelties.org

Sheltie Breeders in Colorado

Sheltie Breeder: Halcyon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Colorado
Website / Email: halcyonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Racetta Shelties
Location: Colorado
Website / Email: racetta.tripod.com/Default.htm

Sheltie Breeders in Connecticut

Sheltie Breeder: Barbara Paine, Asharon Shelties
Location: Salem, Connecticut
Website / Email: 860-889-1772 / mdpaine[at]snet.net

Sheltie Breeder: Katana Shelties
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Website / Email: katanashelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder: Barbara Kenealy, Rockwood Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Moosup, Connecticut
Website / Email: rockwoodshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Rosmoor Shelties
Location: Connecticut
Website / Email: rosmoor.com

Sheltie Breeders in Delaware

Sheltie Breeder: Jennifer Milani, Maplecove Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Brandywine Valley, Delaware
Website / Email: maplecove.com

Sheltie Breeder: Debbie Willoughby, Wilobrez Shelties
Location: Middletown, Delaware
Website / Email: wilobrez1.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeders in Florida

Sheltie Breeder: Annessa's Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Orlando, Florida
Website / Email: 407-886-3700 / honestly14[at]earthlink.net

Sheltie Breeder: Bill and Irene Munsey, Donlyn Shelties
Location: Plant City, Florida
Website / Email: donlynshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Anna Whiting, Highfields Shelties
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Website / Email: highfieldshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Janet and Dale Barber, Jandale Shelties
Location: Florida
Website / Email: jandaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sheile and Lucky Coleman, Kry'san Shelties
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Website / Email: 904-714-4069 / krysan[at]comcast.net

Sheltie Breeder: Nina and Joe Plail, Plail's Sheltie Ranch
Location: Webster, Florida
Website / Email: 352-568-0862 / sheltieranch[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Ruth and Bill Tindle, Sequoia Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Panama City, Florida
Website / Email: 850-722-4719 / rtindle828[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Silver Trails Shelties
Location: Florida
Website / Email: silvertrailsshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Lorrie Reed, Summerlove Shelties
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Website / Email: summerloveshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sunsational Shelties
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Website / Email: webmaster[at]sunsational-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Karen Salvage, Sunspun Shelties
Location: Florida
Website / Email: sunspunshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Georgia

Sheltie Breeder: Becky, Blessed Shelties
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Website / Email: myshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: David and Kelly Hester, Chelsea Creek Shelties
Location: North West Georgia
Website / Email: 706-862-2409 / kdhester[at]alltel.net

Sheltie Breeder: Crestar Shelties
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Website / Email: crestarshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Bob and Joy Good, Goodtime Shelties
Location: Sylvania, Georgia
Website / Email: goodtimeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Rod, Southcrest Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Website / Email: 678-923-2327

Sheltie Breeder: Geoff and Peggy Browne, Bronwyn Shelties
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Website / Email: 770-339-2944 / geoffreybrowne[at]bellsouth.net

Sheltie Breeders in Hawaii

Sheltie Breeder: Donna Crabtree, GorDon Shelties
Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Website / Email: gordonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Susan F. Ancheta, Jisude Shelties
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Website / Email: jisudeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Idaho

Sheltie Breeder: Akadia Shelties
Location: Rigby, Idaho
Website / Email: akadiashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Clan Duncan Shelties
Location: Idaho
Website / Email: danaq[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Illinois

Sheltie Breeder: Therese Poirier, Saranac Shelties
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Website / Email: saranacshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Carloway Shelties
Location: Illinois
Website / Email: carloway[at]att.net

Sheltie Breeder: Erin's Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Monmouth, Illinois
Website / Email: erinsshetlandsheepdogs.com

Sheltie Breeder: Twin Acres Collies and Shelties
Location: Stephenson County, Illinois
Website / Email: oocities.org/twinacrescollies

Sheltie Breeder: Jackie and Jerry Parisek
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Website / Email: twojjs.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Carol Steiner, Honeyblossom Collies and Shelties
Location: New Lenox, Illinois
Website / Email: honeyblossomcollies.com

Sheltie Breeder: Denian Shelties
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Website / Email: geocities.ws/denianshelties/home.html

Sheltie Breeders in Indiana

Sheltie Breeder: Baramoor Shelties,
Location: Charlestown, Indiana
Website / Email: home.insightbb.com/~kerra

Sheltie Breeder: Kan Du Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Indiana
Website / Email: kandisickles.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kathryn and Gretchen Hensley, Rushwind Shelties
Location: Indiana
Website / Email: rushwindshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Iowa

Sheltie Breeder: Alexa Brink, Allie's Legacy
Location: Oakland, Iowa
Website / Email: 712-482-5588 / allieslegacy[at]att.net

Sheltie Breeder: Jeannette Powers-Hodson, Kell Shelties
Location: Swan, Iowa
Website / Email: kellshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Susan High, C-Mar Shelties
Location: Marion, Iowa
Website / Email: geocities.ws/cmarshelties

Sheltie Breeders in Kansas

Sheltie Breeder: Kat and Cal McGuire, Majestic Shelties
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Website / Email: 316-880-2995 / majesticshelties[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Kentucky

Sheltie Breeder: Abigailsdream Shelties
Location: Kentucky
Website / Email: abigailsdreamphotos.freeservers.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sirius-Trek Shelties
Location: Southern Kentucky
Website / Email: home.insightbb.com/~stormus

Sheltie Breeder: Sheltieland
Location: Kentucky
Website / Email: facebook.com/sheltieland

Sheltie Breeder: Acres Flat's Shelties
Location: Caneyville, Kentucky
Website / Email: acresflatsshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeders in Louisiana

Sheltie Breeder: Lynette and Doug Stewart, Millenium Shelties
Location: Mandeville, Lousisiana
Website / Email: millenniumsheltie.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Bellevue Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Northwest Lousisiana
Website / Email: bellevueshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maine

Sheltie Breeder: Cathcance Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Topsham, Maine
Website / Email: 207-729-0478 / lbernier[at]gwi.net

Sheltie Breeder: Majesyk Belcroft Shelties
Location: Belmont, Maine
Website / Email: belcroftmajestyk.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder: Woodland Farm Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Fairfield, Maine
Website / Email: woodlandfarmshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maryland

Sheltie Breeder: Jade Mist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Davidsonville, Maryland
Website / Email: jademistshetlandsheepdogs.com

Sheltie Breeder: Ric O'Shar Shelties
Location: Little Orleans, Maryland
Website / Email: ricoshar.20m.com

Sheltie Breeders in Massachusetts

Sheltie Breeder: Genesis Shelties
Location: Hanson, Massachusetts
Website / Email: whalendogs[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder: Foxglove Shelties
Location: Carlisle, Massachusetts
Website / Email: kschive[at]ma.ultranet.com

Sheltie Breeder: Cindahope Shelties
Location: Massachusetts
Website / Email: cindahope.com

Sheltie Breeder: BTI Shelties
Location: Massachusetts
Website / Email: 508-966-3768 / db_two[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kathy Ryan, Sunaire Shelties
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
Website / Email: sunaireshelties[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Michigan

Sheltie Breeder: Agape Shelties
Location: Grand Ledge, Michigan
Website / Email: 517-627-3162

Sheltie Breeder: Baker Park Shelties
Location: St Louis, Michigan
Website / Email: 989-681-2054

Sheltie Breeder: Breakaway Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Michigan
Website / Email: angelfire.com/mi2/breakaway

Sheltie Breeder: Lynne Gilbert, Kristilyn Shelties
Location: Hemlock, Michigan
Website / Email: kristilynshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Hidows Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Michigan
Website / Email: hidows[at]greatlakes.net

Sheltie Breeder: Phoenix Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Michigan
Website / Email: phoenixshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Romyldale Shetland Sheep and Sheepdogs
Location: Michigan
Website / Email: angelfire.com/mi/romyldale

Sheltie Breeder: ShadowBrook Shelties
Location: Grass Lake, Michigan
Website / Email: 517-522-3286 / mrsgee33[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Terra Shelties
Location: Dewitt, Michigan
Website / Email: angelfire.com/mi3/terrashelties

Sheltie Breeder: Woodhue Shelties
Location: Dorr, Michigan
Website / Email: woodhueshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Walters' Way Shelties
Location: Burton, Michigan
Website / Email: waltersway.com

Sheltie Breeder: Walt & Mary Christensen, Neahm Shelties
Location: Westland, Michigan
Website / Email: 734-421-7065 / waltmary[at]comcast.net

Sheltie Breeder: KM Shelties
Location: Scottville, Michigan
Website / Email: bettysbarn.net

Sheltie Breeders in Minnesota

Sheltie Breeder: Somerhaven Shelties
Location: Northern Minnesota
Website / Email: somerhaven.com

Sheltie Breeder: Weis Shelties
Location: Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Website / Email: weissheltie.com

Sheltie Breeder: Pat Bores, BluValley Shelties
Location: Southern Minnesota
Website / Email: bluvalleyshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Missouri

Sheltie Breeder: Sunridge Shelties
Location: Barnhart, Missouri
Website / Email: sunridgeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: George and Tatsuko Danforth, Romayne Shelties
Location: Oak Grove, Missouri
Website / Email: 816-690-6413 / gdanf[at]earthlink.net

Sheltie Breeder: Rapporlee Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Cedar Hill, Missouri
Website / Email: rapporlee.com

Sheltie Breeder: Oakdale Shelties
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Website / Email: oakdaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Montana

Sheltie Breeder: Sapphire Shelties
Location: Stevensville, Montana
Website / Email: daythomp.angelfire.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nebraska

Sheltie Breeder: Ronda's Shelties
Location: North-Central, Nebraska
Website / Email: rondasshelties.weebly.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nevada

Sheltie Breeder: Valley View Shelties
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada
Website / Email: valleyviewshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Daedream Shelties
Location: Nevada
Website / Email: daedreamshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Hillstone Shelties
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada
Website / Email: hillstoneshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Hampshire

Sheltie Breeder: Jopavist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Brookfield, New Hampshire
Website / Email: jopavistsheltieshop.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Jersey

Sheltie Breeder: Aneita Frey, AllSpice Shelties
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Website / Email: a.frey[at]asdc.net

Sheltie Breeder: Florence Martin, High Born Shelties
Location: Belleville, New Jersey
Website / Email: 973-751-2079 / flo[at]highbornshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in New York

Sheltie Breeder: Julie Blasi, Beacon Shelties
Location: New York
Website / Email: 516-353-6361 / beaconshelties[at]att.net

Sheltie Breeder: Canami Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Northern New York
Website / Email: canamishelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Heatherland Shelties
Location: Guilderland, New York
Website / Email: heatherlandshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Imperial Shelties
Location: East Aurora, New York
Website / Email: imperialshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kimark Shelties
Location: Niverville, New York
Website / Email: 518-784-2413 / bhackel[at]berk.com

Sheltie Breeder: M&M Shelties
Location: New York
Website / Email: mmshelties[at]mmshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Norlea Shelties
Location: Walworth, New York
Website / Email: norleashelties.net

Sheltie Breeder: Wyndeway Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Alexandria Bay, New York
Website / Email: Good Dog Breeder Page

Sheltie Breeders in North Carolina

Sheltie Breeder: Kimberley Cox, Cox Shelties of Mayberry
Location: Pilot Mt, North Carolina
Website / Email: 336-374-7403 / kicox27041[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kintyre Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: North Carolina
Website / Email: kintyreshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Lindores Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Website / Email: 937-830-6827 / lindoresshelties[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder: Nandina Shelties
Location: Mount Ulla, North Carolina
Website / Email: showbreeders.org/~nandina

Sheltie Breeder: Shadow Hill Shelties
Location: Jackson Springs, North Carolina
Website / Email: shadowhillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Wistwin Shelties
Location: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Website / Email: wistwin.com

Sheltie Breeder: Amelina Shelties
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Website / Email: shelties[at]suddenlink.net

Sheltie Breeder: Candace Sasser, Candescent Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Stanley, North Carolina
Website / Email: candescentshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ohio

Sheltie Breeder: Belmark Shelties
Location: De Graff, Ohio
Website / Email: belmarkshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Daisy Chain Shelties
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Website / Email: 937-431-1504 / purath[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeder: Lerwick Shelties
Location: Ohio
Website / Email: 614-849-2911 / mwi9136772[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Meadowing Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Pataskala, Ohio
Website / Email: meadowind[at]insight.rr.com

Sheltie Breeder: Paragon Shelties
Location: Ohio
Website / Email: 330-607-1477 / paragonshelties[at]neo.rr.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sherri Nester, Falmist Shelties
Location: Ohio
Website / Email: 567-224-3271 / javared5[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Oklahoma

Sheltie Breeder: Okies Shelties
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Website / Email: okies.com

Sheltie Breeders in Oregon

Sheltie Breeder: CharBar Shelties
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Website / Email: charbarshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Cherden Shelties
Location: Scappoose, Oregon
Website / Email: 503-543-2993 / cherden11[at]netzero.net

Sheltie Breeder: Coronet Shelties
Location: Medford,Oregon
Website / Email: 541-773-5295 / kjettinger[at]charter.net

Sheltie Breeder: Granite Gables Shelties
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Website / Email: granitegables.com

Sheltie Breeder: IvanLee Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Lebanon, Oregon
Website / Email: 541-259-1275 / ivanleeshelties[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kensil's Shelties
Location: Oregon
Website / Email: sylviacalderwood[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sheltie Acres
Location: Salem, Oregon
Website / Email: 503-393-3680 / info[at]sheltieacres.com

Sheltie Breeder: Corina Olsen, RavenWyn Shelties
Location: West Portland, Oregon
Website / Email: ravenwyn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Pennsylvania

Sheltie Breeder: Misty Foehlinger, Misty Morning Shelties
Location: Maytown, Pennsylvania
Website / Email: 717-426-2171 / mistyshelties[at]excite.com

Sheltie Breeder: Brieya Shelties
Location: Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Website / Email: 610-845-9858 / brieya[at]dejazzd.com

Sheltie Breeder: CastleGate Shelties
Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania
Website / Email: castlegateshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Dante Kennels
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Website / Email: dantekennels.com

Sheltie Breeder: Denise Perkovich, Jemari Shelties
Location: Pennsylvania
Website / Email: 570-561-3992 / perkjemari[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: L-N-D Shelties
Location: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Website / Email: lnd-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Mirmar Shelties
Location: Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Website / Email: 610-838-0837 / mirmar[at]ptd.net

Sheltie Breeder: Triumph Shelties
Location: Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Website / Email: triumphshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Crosswood Shelties
Location: Saint Stephen, South Carolina
Website / Email: 843-567-2504 / maryejb[at]hughes.net

Sheltie Breeder: Trish Watters, Creekside Shelties
Location: Seneca, South Carolina
Website / Email: creeksideshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Dakota

Sheltie Breeder: Explosive Shelties
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Website / Email: explosiveshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Tennessee

Sheltie Breeder: Jeff and Kerri Denter, Felicity Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Westmoreland, Tennessee
Website / Email: 615-442-7056 / kerri82286[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Aldebaran Shelties
Location: Lenior City, Tennessee
Website / Email: aldebaranshelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder: Rod N' Stuff Shelties
Location: Savannah, Tennessee
Website / Email: streetie.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sundrifter Shelties
Location: Tennessee
Website / Email: kfaille[at]dtccom.net

Sheltie Breeder: Winterlace Shelties
Location: Tennessee
Website / Email: WinterlaceShelties[at]prodigy.net

Sheltie Breeders in Texas

Sheltie Breeder: Diana Rockwell, Rivendell Farms Kennel
Location: Harper, Texas
Website / Email: 830-864-5325 / rivendellfarms1[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeder: JR's Little Cuties
Location: Ferris, Texas
Website / Email: 469-386-7381 / SheltieGirl1215[at]myway.com

Sheltie Breeder: Mary Masek, Masek Kennels
Location: Ferris, Texas
Website / Email: masekkennels.com

Sheltie Breeder: Breyston Shelties
Location: Houston, Texas
Website / Email: breystonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Caprock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Website / Email: caprockshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kismet Kennels
Location: Richmond, Texas
Website / Email: kismetshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Lockehill Shelties
Location: Texas
Website / Email: lockehil[at]gvtc.com

Sheltie Breeder: Musical Shelties
Location: Azle, Texas
Website / Email: 817-448-8444 / Dmusick[at]swbell.net

Sheltie Breeder: Shalaine Shelties
Location: Texas
Website / Email: shalaine.com

Sheltie Breeder: Starlight Shelties
Location: Houston, Texas
Website / Email: starlightshelties.net

Sheltie Breeder: Wildwind Shelties
Location: Venus, Texas
Website / Email: 817-703-8746 / wildwind[at]aircanopy.net

Sheltie Breeder: Linda Cobbs, Lil Shelties of Texas
Location: Houston, Texas
Website / Email: 409-956-4537 / linda_fay_cobbs[at]sbcglobal.net

Sheltie Breeders in Utah

Sheltie Breeder: Royal Hill Shelties
Location: South Jordan, Utah
Website / Email: royalhillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Vermont

Sheltie Breeder: ConBrio Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Braintree, Vermont
Website / Email: angelfire.com/vt/conbrio

Sheltie Breeders in Virginia

Sheltie Breeder: Amarden Shelties
Location: Northern Virginia
Website / Email: 703-753-5012 / amardenshelties[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeder: C-A-Moon Shelties
Location: Lanexa, Virginia
Website / Email: c-a-moonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Dundee Shelties
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Website / Email: dundeeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Medolyn Shelties
Location: Northern Virginia
Website / Email: 703-926-5795 / jen[at]medolynshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Sparkshire Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Website / Email: sparkshire.com/index2.htm

Sheltie Breeder: Darmil Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Website / Email: darmilshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Kuntry Road Shelties
Location: Virginia
Website / Email: 276-251-5909 / kuntryrdshelties[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Washington

Sheltie Breeder: Accent Shelties
Location: Buckley, Washington
Website / Email: 360-897-9090 / nancy[at]accentshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Cindy Wilson, Chelson Shelties
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Website / Email: chelsonshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Hillview Shelties
Location: Kennewick, Washington
Website / Email: owt.com/hillview/hdog.htm

Sheltie Breeder: Mistybrook Shelties
Location: Port Orchard, Washington
Website / Email: mistybrookshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder: Montrose Shelties
Location: Spanaway, Washington
Website / Email: 253-847-7647 / sheltypaws[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Shadoway Shelties
Location: Woodland, Washington
Website / Email: shadowayshelties[at]aim.com

Sheltie Breeder: Snoview Shelties
Location: Sequim, Washington
Website / Email: snoviewshelties.net

Sheltie Breeder: Wynstone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Washington
Website / Email: sites.google.com/site/wynstoneshelties

Sheltie Breeder: Carol Nelson, Harborlite Shelties
Location: Graham, Washington
Website / Email: 360-893-6568 / cnofhl[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in West Virginia

Sheltie Breeder: Misty Buhrman, Buhrman Shelties
Location: Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Website / Email: 304-258-6761 / sheltiemist77[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Belmar Shelties
Location: East Bank, West Virginia
Website / Email: lgbelmar[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Carmylie Shelties
Location: Hedgesville, West Virginia
Website / Email: 304-821-1012 / carmylie[at]earthlink.net

Sheltie Breeders in Wisconsin

Sheltie Breeder: Birchwoods Shelties
Location: Wisconsin
Website / Email: members.tripod.com/birchwoods_2

Sheltie Breeder: Birchwynd Shelties
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Website / Email: birchwynd.com

Sheltie Breeder: Candlelit Shelties
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Website / Email: candlelitsheltie[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder: Just A Dream Shelties
Location: Clintonville, Wisconsin
Website / Email: justadreamshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Laurel Hill Shelties
Location: Westby, Wisconsin
Website / Email: laurelhill-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Moes Windy Hill Shelties
Location: Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Website / Email: 715-772-3191 / moe[at]wwt.net

Sheltie Breeder: Purdee Shelties
Location: Holmen, Wisconsin
Website / Email: 608-526-1107 / purdeeshelties[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder: Roseview Shetland Sheepdogs
Location: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Website / Email: roseviewshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder: Silverpine Shelties
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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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