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195 Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The US

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

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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
Location South Eastern Wisconsin
Website / Email 414-481-6404

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

Sheltie Breeder Wynwoods Shelties
Location Marinette, Wisconsin
Website / Email wynwoods.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeder Stable Lane Shelties
Location Wisconsin
Website / Email stablelane[at]new.rr.com

Sheltie Breeder Vicky Johnson, 7 Bridges Shelties
Location Galesville, Wisconsin
Website / Email 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.

Author Bio

Becky Casale is the author 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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