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Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The UK

Author - Becky CasaleWritten by Becky CasaleDownload her Sheltie Anthology

Find Shetland Sheepdog breeders in our UK directory and meet your new best friend.

A professional Sheltie breeder is the only trustworthy place to buy a purebred Sheltie puppy in the UK. Dedicated breeders work responsibly by performing genetic testing to avoid passing on hereditary diseases. They also select their breeding pairs for health, appearance and temperament.

Be sure to visit the breeder's premises when you collect your puppy and ask to meet the puppy's parents. This ensures you're not supporting the cruel puppy mill industry or encouraging backyard breeding (which contributes to the problem of dog overpopulation and sees millions of dogs euthanised every year).

Like all dog breeds, Sheltie puppies shouldn't be separated from their mother until they're at least 8 weeks old. Any earlier than this and the puppy becomes nervous and has problems settling into his new home. However, puppies should be re-homed by 12 weeks, when they start forming strong lifelong attachments with their family. So 8-12 weeks is the window of opportunity to take your puppy home.

For more information on raising a Sheltie puppy, including their vaccination schedule, how to de-worm and de-flea a puppy, and the ethics of de-sexing, see my Shetland Sheepdog Puppy Guide.

UK Breeder Directory

Angelsey (Wales)
Avon (England)
Ayrshire (Scotland)
Buckinghamshire (England)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Ceredigion (Wales)
Cheshire (England)
Cleveland (England)
Cornwall (England)
County Durham (England)
Cumbria (England)
Devon (England)
Derbyshire (England)
East Yorkshire (England)
Hampshire (England)
Fife (Scotland)
Glasgow (Scotland)
Herefordshire (England)
Hertfordshire (England)
Highlands (Scotland)
Kent (England)
Lancashire (England)
Leicestershire (England)
Middlesex (England)
Norfolk (England)
North Wales
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Northern Ireland
Northumberland (England)
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Perthshire (Scotland)
Shropshire (England)
Somerset (England)
Suffolk (England)
South Gloucestershire (England)
South Yorkshire (England)
Surrey (England)
Warwickshire (England)
West Midlands (England)
West Yorkshire (England)
Wiltshire (England)
Worcestershire (England)

Sheltie Breeders in Anglesey

BreederBallidorn Beardies and Shelties
LocationBenllech Bay
Contactwww.balidorn.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Avon

BreederMarricksham Shelties
LocationBristol
Contactmarrickshamshelties[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ayrshire

BreederCanderside Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAyr
Contact01292 592 917

BreederDasgeda Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationDarvel
Contactdasgeda[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Buckinghamshire

BreederBordamour Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAylesbury
Contactbordamour[at]hotmail.com

BreederSheltysham Shelties
LocationRamsey
Contactwww.champdogs.co.uk/breeder/52

BreederStormraven Shelties
LocationPeterborough
Contactsheilaraaff[at]yahoo.co.uk

BreederRazda Shelties
LocationHuntingdon
Contactkellique[at]talk21.com

Sheltie Breeders in Carmarthenshire

BreederAlbanyrose Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLlanelli
Contact07773 257 455

BreederAmanda Davies
LocationLlanelli
Contactadavies519[at]btinternet.com

BreederMistmere Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAmmanford
Contactharries658[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ceredigion

BreederChanpamar Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCardigan
Contactchristine[at]chanpamar.fsnet.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Cheshire

BreederEdglonian Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationStockport, Cheshire
Contact01614 409 561

BreederWallastowns Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWirral
Contactchampdogs.co.uk/breeder/19121

BreederMeadowrise Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCrewe
Contactsunnylawns[at]me.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cleveland

BreederKyleash Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMiddlesborough
Contact01642 464 323

BreederErjon Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSaltburn
Contacterjoncollies[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cornwall

BreederLavika Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSaltash
Contactwww.lavika.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in County Durham

BreederFunfastquick Agility Dogs
LocationConsett
Contactpennygarnercarpenter[at]gmail.com

BreederSmiddyshaw Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationConsett
Contactjayne_clegram[at]hotmail.com

BreederSimcourt Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBishop Auckland
Contactsimcourt[at]ntlworld.com

Sheltie Breeders in Cumbria

BreederBriarmere Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationUnderbarrow
Contactwww.briarmere.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Devon

BreederReubicia Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAshburton
Contactpatjackman39[at]gmail.com

BreederLynviews Shelties
LocationPlymouth
Contactdavid[at]davery.orangehome.co.uk

BreederDippersmoor Shelties
LocationSidmouth
Contactjtunnicliffe5[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Derbyshire

BreederBorderpride Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSwadlincote
Contactwww.borderpride.com

Sheltie Breeders in East Yorkshire

BreederShannmie Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAldbrough
Contactwww.shannmie.co.uk

BreederMesdames Taylor & Greenwod
LocationHull
Contactmgreenwood377[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Hampshire

BreederEvaldos Shelties
LocationSouthampton
Contact07815 628 811 / smievl3[at]aol.com

BreederShadoway Shelties
LocationLymington
Contactwww.shadoway.co.uk

BreederFleurdemai Shelties
LocationAsh
Contact01252 315 011 / fleurdemail[at]aol.com

BreederKelgrove Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWaterlooville
Contact02392 258 266 / joyreynolds.kelgrove[at]talktalk.net

Sheltie Breeders in Fife

BreederDegallo Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCupar
Contact01334 653 485 / leandascott[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Glasgow

Breeder Bluequarry Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLenzie
Contact01417 751 853 / dshaw8[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Herefordshire

BreederBlenmerrow Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLlanwarne
Contactwww.blenmerrowshelties.net

Sheltie Breeders in Hertfordshire

BreederMosardi Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBishops Stortford
Contactbatty297[at]btinternet.com

BreederShemist Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBishops Stortford
Contact01279 812 989 / shemist_stock[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Highlands

BreederLynn Whitehead
LocationKyle
Contact01478 660 276

Sheltie Breeders in Kent

BreederShaylin Shelties
LocationSheppey
Contact01795 876 381 / lindawoodhams[at]hotmail.com

BreederGlentarney Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationGravesend
Contact01474 363 736

BreederDukeson Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAshford
Contactdukesonshelties.tripod.com

BreederEvad Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAshford
Contact01233 732 340 / evadshelties[at]yahoo.co.uk

BreederValdosta Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBromley
Contact07765 860 696 / valdosta[at]hotmail.co.uk

BreederCarolelen Shelties and Yorkies
LocationDartford
Contactwww.pepperhill.co.uk/carolelen1

Sheltie Breeders in Lancashire

BreederArctic Frost Shelties
LocationWhalley
Contact07780 438 360

BreederKiemont Shelties
LocationLiverpool
Contactwww.kiemont.co.uk

BreederShellamoyed Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMorecambe
Contact01524 851 239 / debbyfisher654[at]hotmail.com

BreederRobert McDonald
LocationSt Annes
Contact07538 841 242 / ramsys2003[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Leicestershire

Breeder Cheryldene Kennels
LocationLutterworth
Contact07764 404 894 / cheryl[at]thekennel.f9.co.uk

BreederDazlerock Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBarwell
Contact07775 603 986

Sheltie Breeders in Middlesex

Breeder Shougie Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationUxbridge
Contact01985 271 711 / jenny.dias[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Norfolk

BreederRichmaus Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationKing's Lynn
Contact01553 829 291 / richmaus30[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in North Wales

BreederFoxstone Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationConwy
Contactwww.foxstoneshelties.net

BreederMistyisle Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorth Wales
Contactwww.mistyisle-shelties.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in North Yorkshire

BreederTuffeigha Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorthallerton
Contact01677 424 296 / joan.tuffeigha[at]tiscali.co.uk

BreederChannerswick Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationHarrogate
Contacttheredwitch[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Northamptonshire

BreederSaunderswood Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorthampton
Contactwww.saunderswood.co.uk

BreederHall of Dreams Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBrackley
Contact01280 701 441 / sheltieuk[at]yahoo.com

BreederSanscott Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLong Buckby
Contact01327 843 034 / falmanac[at]tiscali.co.uk

BreederKazaura Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationDaventry
Contact01327 315 054

Sheltie Breeders in Northern Ireland

BreederCinbaramy Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationKircubbin
Contactwww.cinbaramy.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Northumberland

BreederArcot Shelties
LocationMorpeth
Contactshetlandsheepdog.no/Arcot

BreederRonansprey Rough Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBlyth
Contactronansprey.atwebpages.com

BreederJacquard Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMorpeth
Contact01670 516 242 / pam.east[at]btinternet.com

BreederDanrobien Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBerwick Upon Tweed
Contactdanrobien.webs.com

BreederBaishel Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationPrudhoe
Contact01661 835 437

Sheltie Breeders in Nottinghamshire

BreederGemshell Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationHuthwaite
Contact07969 675 649 / kateparry22[at]outlook.com

BreederJanet Ambler
LocationNewark
Contact01777 872 462 / janetambler1945[at]btinternet.com

BreederPepperhil Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNottingham
Contactwww.pepperhill.co.uk

BreederMichele Wesson
LocationSutton-in-Ashfield
Contactmichelewesson[at]hotmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Perthshire

BreederJaparo Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationGlendevon
Contact01259 781 233

Sheltie Breeders in Shropshire

BreederSandwick Shelties
LocationMarket Drayton
Contactwww.sandwick.net

BreederMilwyr Sheepdogs
LocationOswestry
Contact01691 658 368 / jacquinikx[at]aol.com

BreederGayden Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationShrewsbury
Contact01694 731 411 / gayden.shelties[at]yahoo.co.uk

BreederArionrod Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLudlow
Contactwww.champdogs.co.uk/breeder/21000

BreederJenacis Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLudlow
Contact01584 872 627 / jenacis[at]aol.com

BreederCastlerose Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWhitchurch
Contact01948 667 708 / shelties[at]castlerose.com

Sheltie Breeders in Somerset

BreederKarmidale Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationTemplecombe
Contactwww.karmidaleshetlandsheepdogs.co.uk

BreederLanteague Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationTaunton
Contact01460 281 907 / rosieperry1[at]hotmail.co.uk

BreederYagane Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationChard
Contactyagane[at]btinternet.com

Sheltie Breeders in Suffolk

BreederNeraklee Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationIpswich
Contactnerakleeshetlandsheepdogs.shutterfly.com

BreederShelridge Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSudbury
Contactwww.shelridge.org

Sheltie Breeders in South Glouscestershire

BreederPhilhope Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBristol
Contact01454 612 228 / spierce815[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Yorkshire

BreederHillhenry Shelties
LocationBarnsley
Contact07944 807 165 / hillhenryshelties[at]hotmail.co.uk

BreederMr & Mrs E W Ball
LocationRotherham
Contact01709 816 885

Sheltie Breeders in Surrey

BreederZaniah Show Dogs
LocationLingfield
Contact07539 969 372 / zaniahshowdogs[at]hotmail.com

BreederTighness Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMerstham
Contact01737 559 978 / lindawhittington[at]yahoo.co.uk

BreederEsterbon Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLingfield
Contact01342 835 079 / esterbon[at]hotmail.co.uk

BreederWillowgarth Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationByfleet
Contact01932 406 898 / willowgarthshelties[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Warwickshire

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BreederLicosateria Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationRugby
Contactlicosateria

Sheltie Breeders in West Midlands

BreederTolarock Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCoventry
Contactelspetparker[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in West Yorkshire

Breeder Bellacreek Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationTingley
Contact01132 538 415

BreederMelneg Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBrighthouse
Contact01422 371 601 / martyn.garvey[at]tiscali.co.uk

BreederLynaire Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWakefield
Contact01924 822 413

BreederBradmigail Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationPontefract
Contact07792 763 980

BreederAmethrickeh Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationDewsbury
Contact01924 461 046

BreederHighbrook Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLeeds
Contact01132 370 952 / dogs[at]highbrook.com

Sheltie Breeders in Wiltshire

Breeder Lorainian Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMelksham
Contact01225 705 028 / lorainian[at]hotmail.co.uk

Sheltie Breeders in Worcestershire

Breeder Lanacy Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationEvesham
Contact01386 641 054 / yrcrosbie[at]gmail.com

BreederJayshelm Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationEvesham
Contact01386 881 905

BreederRuscombe Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationPershore
Contact01386 861 019 / sandytinker[at]ip3.co.uk

How Can I Become a Sheltie Breeder?

Are you so in love with Shelties that you might become a professional Sheltie breeder? There are a few things you need to consider as you explore this exciting 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 good tolerance for barking. Grooming Shelties will become a necessary part of your daily routine.
  • You'll need knowledge of genetics. To some extent, breeding animals means Playing God. Breeders undertake artificial selection (as opposed to natural selection) to match mating pairs for the ideal Shetland Sheepdog appearance, temperament and health. You especially need to understand how the parent genes interact to create physical characteristics in the puppies. Fortunately, the science is already done, so you just need to read up lots 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 six (the number of puppies per litter) and imagine doing it over and over, year after year. Once weaned, you'll be doing all the work to keep them clean, fed and happy, round the clock. Like babies, puppies have tiny stomachs and tiny bladders, demanding high frequency attention.
  • The dogs need many health checks. You'll need to take your mating pairs to the vets for pre-breeding genetic screening to ensure they're not passing on any genetic diseases. What's more, all your dogs and puppies will need routine vet care, vaccinations, quality nutrition, dental care and parasitic treatments. The vet bills alone will make it difficult to profit from ethical dog breeding as a business; it's more of a lifestyle than a career.
  • A canine pregnancy lasts 63 days. That's just 2 months versus our human pregnancies of 9 months. You can verify when a female is pregnancy after the first 30 days, when the fetus is halfway through gestation, with ultrasound performed by a vet. Mom will need extra food, and some say extra protein, during this time, along with extra care and supervision.
  • You'll be the midwife. You're in charge of overseeing the birth at home. The mother needs a familiar, quiet and warm space to whelp her puppies. It's crucial to match the number of placentas delivered to the number of puppies born. (Retained placentas can cause infection in the mother.) You'll also need to free the puppy from his amniotic sac and cut the placenta if the mother has trouble doing it. Among other things, you'll also need to stimulate the puppy's breathing and aid suckling immediately after the birth.
  • You have to give up your puppies. Breeders only keep the puppies they think could make champion dogs in conformation or agility. And while you may form attachments with the puppies, keeping them all is likely unrealistic. Ultimately, you'll need to re-home some or all of your puppies with new families when they turn 8 weeks old. That 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 their favorite dog breed. I know I have! But this is a major lifestyle choice so please make sure you have the time, money and commitment to put into Sheltie breeding before you dive in. My best of luck to you if you do!

Author Bio

Becky Casale is an animal lover and Zoology student. She's the founder of Sheltie Planet and Science Me. Download her Shetland Sheepdog Anthology and connect on Facebook.



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