195 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The US

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Sheltie Breeders in Alabama

Sheltie Breeder Saranac Shelties
Location Hartselle, Alabama
Contact saranacshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Istari Shelties
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Contact istari.info

Sheltie Breeder Roseglen Shelties
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Contact roseglenshelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Sandcastle Shelties
Location Southern Arizona
Contact angelfire.com/az3/sandcastle

Sheltie Breeder Beki Vale, Sunnyvale Shelties
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Contact sunnyvaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Wildwest Shelties
Location Arizona
Contact wildwestshelties.net

Sheltie Breeders in Arkansas

Sheltie Breeder Thistle Hill Shelties
Location Monticello
Contact thistlehillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in California

Sheltie Breeder Caitlin Shelties
Location San Jose, California
Contact caitlinshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder E' Dees Shelties
Location California
Contact edee[at]directcon.net

Sheltie Breeder Icon Shelties
Location California
Contact iconshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder Robin McTaggart, Karosel Shelties
Location California
Contact karoselshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder Marshland Shelties
Location Los Angeles
Contact marshlandshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Sea Haven Shelties
Location Burlingame, California
Contact seahavenshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Serena, Shantel Shelties
Location California
Contact shantelshelties.org

Sheltie Breeders in Colorado

Sheltie Breeder Halcyon Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Colorado
Contact halcyonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Racetta Shelties
Location Colorado
Contact racetta.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeders in Connecticut

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

Sheltie Breeder Katana Shelties
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Contact katanashelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Barbara Kenealy, Rockwood Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Moosup, Connecticut
Contact rockwoodshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Rosmoor Shelties
Location Connecticut
Contact rosmoor.com

Sheltie Breeders in Delaware

Sheltie Breeder Jennifer Milani, Maplecove Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Brandywine Valley, Delaware
Contact maplecove.com

Sheltie Breeder Debbie Willoughby, Wilobrez Shelties
Location Middletown, Delaware
Contact wilobrez1.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeders in Florida

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

Sheltie Breeder Bill and Irene Munsey, Donlyn Shelties
Location Plant City, Florida
Contact donlynshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Anna Whiting, Highfields Shelties
Location West Palm Beach, Florida
Contact highfieldshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Janet and Dale Barber, Jandale Shelties
Location Florida
Contact jandaleshelties.com

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

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Silver Trails Shelties
Location Florida
Contact silvertrailsshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lorrie Reed, Summerlove Shelties
Location Tampa Bay, Florida
Contact summerloveshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Sunsational Shelties
Location Dunedin, Florida
Contact webmaster[at]sunsational-shelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Karen Salvage, Sunspun Shelties
Location Florida
Contact sunspunshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Georgia

Sheltie Breeder Becky, Blessed Shelties
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Contact myshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Crestar Shelties
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Contact crestarshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Bob and Joy Good, Goodtime Shelties
Location Sylvania, Georgia
Contact goodtimeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Rod, Southcrest Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Contact 678-923-2327

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

Sheltie Breeders in Hawaii

Sheltie Breeder Donna Crabtree, GorDon Shelties
Location Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Contact gordonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Susan F. Ancheta, Jisude Shelties
Location Hilo, Hawaii
Contact jisudeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Idaho

Sheltie Breeder Akadia Shelties
Location Rigby, Idaho
Contact akadiashelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Clan Duncan Shelties
Location Idaho
Contact danaq[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Illinois

Sheltie Breeder Therese Poirier, Saranac Shelties
Location Edwardsville, Illinois
Contact saranacshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Carloway Shelties
Location Illinois
Contact carloway[at]att.net

Sheltie Breeder Erin's Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Monmouth, Illinois
Contact erinsshetlandsheepdogs.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Jackie and Jerry Parisek
Location Elgin, Illinois
Contact twojjs.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder Carol Steiner, Honeyblossom Collies and Shelties
Location New Lenox, Illinois
Contact honeyblossomcollies.com

Sheltie Breeder Denian Shelties
Location Chicago, Illinois
Contact geocities.ws/denianshelties/home.html

Sheltie Breeders in Indiana

Sheltie Breeder Baramoor Shelties,
Location Charlestown, Indiana
Contact home.insightbb.com/~kerra

Sheltie Breeder Kan Du Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Indiana
Contact kandisickles.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Kathryn and Gretchen Hensley, Rushwind Shelties
Location Indiana
Contact rushwindshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Iowa

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

Sheltie Breeder Jeannette Powers-Hodson, Kell Shelties
Location Swan, Iowa
Contact kellshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeders in Kansas

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

Sheltie Breeders in Kentucky

Sheltie Breeder Abigailsdream Shelties
Location Kentucky
Contact abigailsdreamphotos.freeservers.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Sheltieland
Location Kentucky
Contact facebook.com/sheltieland

Sheltie Breeders in Louisiana

Sheltie Breeder Lynette and Doug Stewart, Millenium Shelties
Location Mandeville, Lousisiana
Contact millenniumsheltie.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeder Bellevue Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Northwest Lousisiana
Contact bellevueshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maine

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

Sheltie Breeder Majesyk Belcroft Shelties
Location Belmont, Maine
Contact belcroftmajestyk.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Woodland Farm Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Fairfield, Maine
Contact woodlandfarmshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maryland

Sheltie Breeder Jade Mist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Davidsonville, Maryland
Contact jademistshetlandsheepdogs.com

Sheltie Breeder Ric O'Shar Shelties
Location Little Orleans, Maryland
Contact ricoshar.20m.com

Sheltie Breeders in Massachusetts

Sheltie Breeder Genesis Shelties
Location Hanson, Massachusetts
Contact whalendogs[at]yahoo.com

Sheltie Breeder Foxglove Shelties
Location Carlisle, Massachusetts
Contact kschive[at]ma.ultranet.com

Sheltie Breeder Cindahope Shelties
Location Massachusetts
Contact cindahope.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Kathy Ryan, Sunaire Shelties
Location Norwood, Massachusetts
Contact sunaireshelties[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Michigan

Sheltie Breeder Agape Shelties
Location Grand Ledge, Michigan
Contact 517-627-3162

Sheltie Breeder Baker Park Shelties
Location St Louis, Michigan
Contact 989-681-2054

Sheltie Breeder Breakaway Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Michigan
Contact angelfire.com/mi2/breakaway

Sheltie Breeder Lynne Gilbert, Kristilyn Shelties
Location Hemlock, Michigan
Contact kristilynshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Hidows Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Michigan
Contact hidows[at]greatlakes.net

Sheltie Breeder Phoenix Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Michigan
Contact phoenixshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Romyldale Shetland Sheep and Sheepdogs
Location Michigan
Contact angelfire.com/mi/romyldale

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

Sheltie Breeder Terra Shelties
Location Dewitt, Michigan
Contact angelfire.com/mi3/terrashelties

Sheltie Breeder Woodhue Shelties
Location Dorr, Michigan
Contact woodhueshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Walters' Way Shelties
Location Burton, Michigan
Contact waltersway.com

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

Sheltie Breeder KM Shelties
Location Scottville, Michigan
Contact bettysbarn.net

Sheltie Breeders in Minnesota

Sheltie Breeder Somerhaven Shelties
Location Northern Minnesota
Contact somerhaven.com

Sheltie Breeder Weis Shelties
Location Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Contact weissheltie.com

Sheltie Breeder Pat Bores, BluValley Shelties
Location Southern Minnesota
Contact bluvalleyshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Missouri

Sheltie Breeder Sunridge Shelties
Location Barnhart, Missouri
Contact sunridgeshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Rapporlee Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Cedar Hill, Missouri
Contact rapporlee.com

Sheltie Breeder Oakdale Shelties
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Contact oakdaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Montana

Sheltie Breeder Sapphire Shelties
Location Stevensville, Montana
Contact daythomp.angelfire.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nebraska

Sheltie Breeder Ronda's Shelties
Location North-Central, Nebraska
Contact rondasshelties.weebly.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nevada

Sheltie Breeder Valley View Shelties
Location Gardnerville, Nevada
Contact valleyviewshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Daedream Shelties
Location Nevada
Contact daedreamshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Hillstone Shelties
Location Gardnerville, Nevada
Contact hillstoneshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Hampshire

Sheltie Breeder Jopavist Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Brookfield, New Hampshire
Contact jopavistsheltieshop.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Jersey

Sheltie Breeder Aneita Frey, AllSpice Shelties
Location Bridgewater, New Jersey
Contact a.frey[at]asdc.net

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

Sheltie Breeders in New York

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

Sheltie Breeder Canami Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Northern New York
Contact canamishelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Imperial Shelties
Location East Aurora, New York
Contact imperialshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder M&M Shelties
Location New York
Contact mmshelties[at]mmshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Norlea Shelties
Location Walworth, New York
Contact norleashelties.net

Sheltie Breeder Wyndeway Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Alexandria Bay, New York
Contact Good Dog Breeder Page

Sheltie Breeders in North Carolina

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

Sheltie Breeder Kintyre Shetland Sheepdogs
Location North Carolina
Contact kintyreshelties.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Heatherland Shelties
Location Trinity, North Carolina
Contact heatherlandshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Shadow Hill Shelties
Location Jackson Springs, North Carolina
Contact shadowhillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Wistwin Shelties
Location Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Contact wistwin.com

Sheltie Breeder Amelina Shelties
Location Greenville, North Carolina
Contact shelties[at]suddenlink.net

Sheltie Breeder Candace Sasser, Candescent Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Stanley, North Carolina
Contact candescentshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ohio

Sheltie Breeder Belmark Shelties
Location De Graff, Ohio
Contact belmarkshelties.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Meadowing Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Pataskala, Ohio
Contact meadowind[at]insight.rr.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeders in Oklahoma

Sheltie Breeder Okies Shelties
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Contact okies.com

Sheltie Breeders in Oregon

Sheltie Breeder CharBar Shelties
Location Junction City, Oregon
Contact charbarshelties.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Granite Gables Shelties
Location Grants Pass, Oregon
Contact granitegables.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Kensil's Shelties
Location Oregon
Contact sylviacalderwood[at]aol.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Corina Olsen, RavenWyn Shelties
Location West Portland, Oregon
Contact ravenwyn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Pennsylvania

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

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

Sheltie Breeder CastleGate Shelties
Location Southwestern Pennsylvania
Contact castlegateshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Dante Kennels
Location Western Pennsylvania
Contact dantekennels.com

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

Sheltie Breeder L-N-D Shelties
Location Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Contact lnd-shelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Triumph Shelties
Location Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Contact triumphshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Trish Watters, Creekside Shelties
Location Seneca, South Carolina
Contact creeksideshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Dakota

Sheltie Breeder Explosive Shelties
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Contact explosiveshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Tennessee

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

Sheltie Breeder Aldebaran Shelties
Location Lenior City, Tennessee
Contact aldebaranshelties.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Rod N' Stuff Shelties
Location Savannah, Tennessee
Contact streetie.com

Sheltie Breeder Sundrifter Shelties
Location Tennessee
Contact kfaille[at]dtccom.net

Sheltie Breeder Winterlace Shelties
Location Tennessee
Contact WinterlaceShelties[at]prodigy.net

Sheltie Breeders in Texas

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Mary Masek, Masek Kennels
Location Ferris, Texas
Contact masekkennels.com

Sheltie Breeder Breyston Shelties
Location Houston, Texas
Contact breystonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Caprock Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Cedar Park, Texas
Contact caprockshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Kismet Kennels
Location Richmond, Texas
Contact kismetshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Lockehill Shelties
Location Texas
Contact lockehil[at]gvtc.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Shalaine Shelties
Location Texas
Contact shalaine.com

Sheltie Breeder Starlight Shelties
Location Houston, Texas
Contact starlightshelties.net

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

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

Sheltie Breeders in Utah

Sheltie Breeder Royal Hill Shelties
Location South Jordan, Utah
Contact royalhillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Vermont

Sheltie Breeder ConBrio Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Braintree, Vermont
Contact angelfire.com/vt/conbrio

Sheltie Breeders in Virginia

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

Sheltie Breeder C-A-Moon Shelties
Location Lanexa, Virginia
Contact c-a-moonshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Dundee Shelties
Location Leesburg, Virginia
Contact dundeeshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Sparkshire Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Spotsylvania, Virginia
Contact sparkshire.com/index2.htm

Sheltie Breeder Darmil Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Contact darmilshelties.com

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

Sheltie Breeders in Washington

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

Sheltie Breeder Hillview Shelties
Location Kennewick, Washington
Contact owt.com/hillview/hdog.htm

Sheltie Breeder Mistybrook Shelties
Location Port Orchard, Washington
Contact mistybrookshelties.homestead.com

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

Sheltie Breeder Shadoway Shelties
Location Woodland, Washington
Contact shadowayshelties[at]aim.com

Sheltie Breeder Snoview Shelties
Location Sequim, Washington
Contact snoviewshelties.net

Sheltie Breeder Wynstone Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Washington
Contact sites.google.com/site/wynstoneshelties

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

Sheltie Breeders in West Virginia

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

Sheltie Breeder Belmar Shelties
Location East Bank, West Virginia
Contact lgbelmar[at]aol.com

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

Sheltie Breeders in Wisconsin

Sheltie Breeder Birchwoods Shelties
Location Wisconsin
Contact members.tripod.com/birchwoods_2

Sheltie Breeder Birchwynd Shelties
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact birchwynd.com

Sheltie Breeder Candlelit Shelties
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contact candlelitsheltie[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeder Just A Dream Shelties
Location Clintonville, Wisconsin
Contact justadreamshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Laurel Hill Shelties
Location Westby, Wisconsin
Contact laurelhill-shelties.com

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

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

Sheltie Breeder Roseview Shetland Sheepdogs
Location Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Contact roseviewshelties.com

Sheltie Breeder Silverpine Shelties
Location South Eastern Wisconsin
Contact 414-481-6404

Sheltie Breeder TouchTone Shelties
Location Redgranite, Wisconsin
Contact 920-566-0145 / creations[at]snovali.com

Sheltie Breeder Wynwoods Shelties
Location Marinette, Wisconsin
Contact wynwoods.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Stable Lane Shelties
Location Wisconsin
Contact stablelane[at]new.rr.com

Sheltie Breeder Vicky Johnson, 7 Bridges Shelties
Location Galesville, Wisconsin
Contact 7bridgesshelties.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.

Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide