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Shetland Sheepdog Breeders in The US

Author - Becky CasaleWritten by Becky CasaleDownload her Sheltie Anthology

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

A professional Sheltie breeder is the only trustworthy place to buy a purebred Sheltie puppy in the US. 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.

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Sheltie Breeders in Alabama

BreederSaranac Shelties
LocationHartselle, Alabama
Contactwww.saranacshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Arizona

BreederChristmas Memory Maker Shelties
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Contact623-979-5958 / Christmas-Shelties[at]webtv.net

BreederIstari Shelties
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Contactwww.istari.info

BreederRoseglen Shelties
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Contactwww.roseglenshelties.tripod.com

BreederSandcastle Shelties
LocationSouthern Arizona
Contactwww.angelfire.com/az3/sandcastle

BreederBeki Vale, Sunnyvale Shelties
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Contactwww.sunnyvaleshelties.com

BreederWildwest Shelties
LocationArizona
Contactwww.wildwestshelties.net

Sheltie Breeders in Arkansas

BreederDeidra Pinkston-Campbell, Rosestones Shelties
LocationArkansas
Contactwww.rosestonesshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in California

BreederBearCreek Shelties
LocationSouthern California
Contactcherie[at]BearCreekShelties.com

BreederCaitlin Shelties
LocationSan Jose, California
Contactwww.caitlinshelties.com

BreederE' Dees Shelties
LocationCalifornia
Contactedee[at]directcon.net

BreederIcon Shelties
LocationCalifornia
Contactwww.iconshelties.homestead.com

BreederRobin Mc Taggart, Karosel Shelties
LocationCalifornia
Contactwww.karoselshelties.homestead.com

BreederLouise Siri, Mystic Isle Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSebastopol, California
Contactwww.pets4you.com/pages/mystic.html

BreederTray Pittmand and Paul Flores, Paray Shelties
LocationCalifornia
Contactwww.parayshelties.com

BreederJohanna, Primo Shelties
LocationMorgan Hill, California
Contact408-705-6530 / primoprimo[at]aol.com

BreederSea Haven Shelties
LocationBurlingame, California
Contact650-440-9714 / SeaHavenSS[at]aol.com

BreederSerena, Shantel Shelties
LocationCalifornia
Contactwww.shantelshelties.org

Sheltie Breeders in Colorado

BreederHalcyon Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationColorado
Contactwww.halcyonshelties.com

BreederMtn. Mysts Shelties
LocationColorado
Contacttoni[at]mtnmysts.com

BreederRacetta Shelties
LocationColorado
Contactwww.racetta.tripod.com/Default.htm

Sheltie Breeders in Connecticut

BreederBarbara Paine, Asharon Shelties
LocationSalem, Connecticut
Contact860-889-1772 / mdpaine[at]snet.net

BreederKatana Shelties
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut
Contactwww.katanashelties.tripod.com

BreederBarbara Kenealy, Rockwood Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMoosup, Connecticut
Contactwww.rockwoodshelties.com

BreederRosmoor Shelties
LocationConnecticut
Contactwww.rosmoor.com

Sheltie Breeders in Delaware

BreederJennifer Milani, Maplecove Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBrandywine Valley, Delaware
Contactwww.maplecove.com

BreederDebbie Willoughby, Wilobrez Shelties
LocationMiddletown, Delaware
Contactwww.wilobrez1.tripod.com

Sheltie Breeders in Florida

BreederAnnessa's Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationOrlando, Florida
Contact407-886-3700 / honestly14[at]earthlink.net

BreederBill and Irene Munsey, Donlyn Shelties
LocationPlant City, Florida
Contactwww.donlynshelties.com

BreederPattie, Firebaugh Puppies
LocationFlorida
Contact407-568-6731 / pwsties[at]bellsouth.net

BreederHeaven's Seventh Acre
LocationGeneva, Florida
Contact407-468-0796 / Hvns7th[at]yahoo.com

BreederAnna Whiting, Highfields
LocationWest Palm Beach, Florida
Contactwww.highfieldshelties.com

BreederJanet and Dale Barber, Jandale Shelties
LocationFlorida
Contactwww.jandaleshelties.com

BreederSheile and Lucky Coleman, Kry'san Shelties
LocationJacksonville, Florida
Contact904-714-4069 / krysan[at]comcast.net

BreederNola Boyd, Nowilla Kennel
LocationOrlando, Florida
Contactnowilla[at]cfl.rr.com

BreederNina and Joe Plail, Plail's Sheltie Ranch
LocationWebster, Florida
Contact352-568-0862 / sheltieranch[at]aol.com

BreederRuth and Bill Tindle, Sequoia Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationPanama City, Florida
Contact850-722-4719 / rtindle828[at]aol.com

BreederSilver Trails Shelties
LocationFlorida
Contactwww.silvertrailsshelties.com

BreederLorrie Reed, Summerlove Shelties
LocationTampa Bay, Florida
Contactwww.summerloveshelties.com

BreederSunsational Shelties
LocationDunedin, Florida
Contactwebmaster[at]sunsational-shelties.com

BreederKaren Salvage, Sunspun Shelties
LocationFlorida
Contactwww.sunspunshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Georgia

BreederBecky, Blessed Shelties
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Contactwww.myshelties.com

BreederDavid and Kelly Hester, Chelsea Creek Shelties
LocationNorth West Georgia
Contact706-862-2409 / kdhester[at]alltel.net

BreederCrestar Shelties
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Contactwww.crestarshelties.com

BreederBob and Joy Good, Goodtime Shelties
LocationSylvania, Georgia
Contact912-863-5767 / joy[at]goodtimeshelties.com

BreederRihadin Kennels
LocationNorth Georgia
Contact912-270-1852 / cleary1414[at]comcast.net

BreederRod, Southcrest Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Contact678-923-2327 / rod[at]southcrestshelties.com

BreederGeoff and Peggy Browne, Bronwyn Shelties
LocationDacula, Georgia
Contact770-339-2944 / geoffreybrowne[at]bellsouth.net

Sheltie Breeders in Hawaii

BreederDonna Crabtree, GorDon Shelties
LocationKailua Kona, Hawaii
Contactwww.gordonshelties.com

BreederSusan F. Ancheta, Jisude Shelties
LocationHilo, Hawaii
Contactwww.jisudeshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Idaho

BreederAkadia Shelties
LocationRigby, Idaho
Contact208-754-4275 / akadia[at]srv.net

BreederClan Duncan Shelties
LocationIdaho
Contactdanaq[at]aol.com

BreederIona Shelties
LocationIdaho
Contactionashelties[at]cableone.net

BreederWincrest Shelties
LocationIdaho
Contactwincrestshelties[at]pcdirectxpress.net

BreederWindabrae
LocationIdaho Falls, Idaho
Contactwindabrae[at]cableone.net

Sheltie Breeders in Illinois

BreederTherese Poirier, Saranac Shelties
LocationEdwardsville, Illinois
Contactwww.saranacshelties.com

BreederCarloway Shelties
LocationIllinois
Contactcarloway[at]att.net

BreederErin's Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMonmouth, Illinois
Contactwww.erinsshetlandsheepdogs.com

BreederDorothy Chistiansen, Lynnlea Shelties
LocationIllinois
Contactwww.lynnlea.com

BreederJackie and Jerry Parisek
LocationElgin, Illinois
Contactwww.twojjs.homestead.com

BreederCarol Steiner, Honeyblossom Shelties
LocationNew Lenox, Illinois
Contactwww.honeyblossomcollies.com

BreederKaren Ferraro, Dgio Shelties
LocationGeneva, Illinois
Contact630-886-9548 / dgioshelties[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Indiana

BreederRhonda Ahlenius, Ahlenius Shelties
LocationKnow, Indiana
Contact574-249-0043 / ahleniusshelties[at]peoplepc.com

BreederBaramoor Shelties,
LocationCharlestown, Indiana
Contact812-256-4944 / kerra[at]insightbb.com

BreederKan Du Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationIndiana
Contactwww.kandisickles.tripod.com

BreederKathryn and Gretchen Hensley, Rushwind Shelties
LocationIndiana
Contactwww.rushwindshelties.com

BreederMelissa Blackmer, Twin Acres Shelties
LocationGaston, Indiana
Contact765-759-3893 / shelties_47383[at]yahoo.com

BreederWendy Chalfant, JWC Shelties
LocationIndiana
Contact765-716-4694 / jwchalfant[at]comcast.net

Sheltie Breeders in Iowa

BreederAlexa Brink, Allie's Legacy
LocationOakland, Iowa
Contact712-482-5588 / allieslegacy[at]att.net

BreederJeannette Powers-Hodson, Kell Shelties
LocationSwan, Iowa
Contactwww.kellshelties.com

BreederLaurie Kron, Skyward Shelties
LocationHarper, Iowa
Contactwww.skywardsheltie.tripod.com

BreederCharizma Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCharles City, Iowa
Contact641-426-9244 / charizmatp[at]yahoo.com

BreederSusan High, C-Mar Shelties
LocationMarion, Iowa
Contact319-373-0000 / jhighjr[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Kansas

BreederKat and Cal McGuire, Majestic Shelties
LocationWichita, Kansas
Contact316-880-2995 / majesticshelties[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Kentucky

BreederAbigailsdream Shelties
LocationKentucky
Contact270-792-3179 / abigailsdream[at]logantele.com

BreederSirius-Trek Shelties
LocationSouthern Kentucky
Contactstormus[at]insightbb.com

BreederSheltieland
LocationKentucky
Contact502-741-7400

BreederAcres Flat's Shelties
LocationCaneyville, Kentucky
Contactwww.acresflatsshelties.homestead.com

Sheltie Breeders in Louisiana

BreederLynette and Doug Stewart, Millenium Shelties
LocationMandeville, Lousisiana
Contactwww.millenniumsheltie.homestead.com

BreederBellevue Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorthwest Lousisiana
Contactwww.bellevueshelties.com

BreederAwawka Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCentral Lousisiana
Contactawawka[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maine

BreederNancy Everett, Brandina Shelties
LocationSmithfield, Maine
Contactwww.brandinashelties.com

BreederCathcance Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationTopsham, Maine
Contact207-729-0478 / lbernier[at]gwi.net

BreederMajesyk Belcroft Shelties
LocationBelmont, Maine
Contactwww.belcroftmajestyk.tripod.com

BreederWoodland Farm Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationFairfield, Maine
Contactwww.woodlandfarmshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Maryland

BreederJade Mist Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationDavidsonville, Maryland
Contactwww.jademistshetlandsheepdogs.com

BreederJonjerel Shelties
LocationMaryland
Contactjonjerel[at]earthlink.net

BreederRic O'Shar Shelties
LocationLittle Orleans, Maryland
Contactwww.ricoshar.20m.com

Sheltie Breeders in Massachusetts

BreederGenesis Shelties
LocationHanson, Massachusetts
Contactwhalendogs[at]yahoo.com

BreederFoxglove Shelties
LocationCarlisle, Massachusetts
Contactkschive[at]ma.ultranet.com

BreederCindahope Shelties
LocationMassachusetts
Contactwww.cindahope.com

BreederBTI Shelties
LocationMassachusetts
Contact508-966-3768 / db_two[at]yahoo.com

BreederKathy Ryan, Sunaire Shelties
LocationNorwood, Massachusetts
Contactsunaireshelties[at]msn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Michigan

BreederAgape Shelties
LocationGrand Ledge, Michigan
Contact517-627-3162

BreederBaker Park Shelties
LocationSt Louis, Michigan
Contact989-681-2054

BreederBreakaway Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMichigan
Contactwww.angelfire.com/mi2/breakaway

BreederLynne Gilbert, Kristilyn Shelties
LocationHemlock, Michigan
Contactwww.kristilynshelties.com

BreederHidows Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMichigan
Contacthidows[at]greatlakes.net

BreederMakats kennels
LocationFreeland, Michigan
Contact989-781-2430 / sheltiewmn[at]aol.com

BreederPhoenix Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationMichigan
Contactwww.phoenixshelties.com

BreederRomyldale Shetland Sheep and Sheepdogs
LocationMichigan
Contactwww.angelfire.com/mi/romyldale

BreederShadowBrook Shelties
LocationGrass Lake, Michigan
Contact517-522-3286 / mrsgee33[at]aol.com

BreederTerra Shelties
LocationDewitt, Michigan
Contactwww.angelfire.com/mi3/terrashelties

BreederTwin Cedar Shelties
LocationWhite Cloud, Michigan
Contactwww.members.ncats.net/jdselby

BreederWoodhue Shelties
LocationDorr, Michigan
Contactwww.woodhueshelties.com

BreederWalters' Way Shelties
LocationBurton, Michigan
Contactwww.waltersway.com

BreederWalt & Mary Christensen, Neahm Shelties
LocationWestland, Michigan
Contact734-421-7065 / waltmary[at]comcast.net

BreederKM Shelties
LocationScottville, Michigan
Contactwww.bettysbarn.net

Sheltie Breeders in Minnesota

BreederSomerhaven Shelties
LocationNorthern Minnesota
Contactwww.somerhaven.com

BreederWeis Shelties
LocationRedwood Falls, Minnesota
Contactwww.weissheltie.com

BreederPat Bores, BluValley Shelties
LocationSouthern Minnesota
Contactwww.bluvalleyshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Missouri

BreederSunridge Shelties
LocationBarnhart, Missouri
Contactwww.sunridgeshelties.com

BreederGeorge and Tatsuko Danforth, Romayne Shelties
LocationOak Grove, Missouri
Contact816-690-6413 / gdanf[at]earthlink.net

BreederRapporlee Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCedar Hill, Missouri
Contactwww.rapporlee.com

BreederOakdale Shelties
LocationKansas City, Missouri
Contactwww.oakdaleshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Montana

BreederSapphire Shelties
LocationStevensville, Montana
Contactdaythomp.angelfire.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nebraska

BreederSchipperke Rescue
LocationLincoln, Nebraska
Contact402-466-5596 / schiprescue.ne[at]gmail.com

Sheltie Breeders in Nevada

BreederValley View Shelties
LocationGardnerville, Nevada
Contactwww.valleyviewshelties.com

BreederDaedream Shelties
LocationNevada
Contactwww.daedreamshelties.com

BreederHillstone Shelties
LocationGardnerville, Nevada
Contactwww.hillstoneshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Hampshire

BreederJopavist Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBrookfield, New Hampshire
Contactwww.jopavistsheltieshop.com

Sheltie Breeders in New Jersey

BreederAneita Frey, AllSpice Shelties
LocationBridgewater, New Jersey
Contacta.frey[at]asdc.net

BreederFlorence Martin, High Born Shelties
LocationBelleville, New Jersey
Contact973-751-2079 / flo[at]highbornshelties.com

BreederCrofthaven Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNew Jersey
Contactwww.crofthaven.com

Sheltie Breeders in New York

BreederJulie Blasi, Beacon Shelties
LocationNew York
Contact516-353-6361 / beaconshelties[at]att.net

BreederCanami Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorthern New York
Contactwww.canamishelties.com

BreederHeatherland Shelties
LocationGuilderland, New York
Contactwww.heatherlandshelties.com

BreederImperial Shelties
LocationEast Aurora, New York
Contactwww.imperialshelties.com

BreederKimark Shelties
LocationNiverville, New York
Contact518-784-2413 / bhackel[at]berk.com

BreederM&M Shelties
LocationNew York
Contactmmshelties[at]mmshelties.com

BreederNorlea Shelties
LocationWalworth, New York
Contactwww.norleashelties.net

BreederStoneyAcre Shelties & Collies
LocationOswego, New York
Contactwww.stoneyacreshelties.com

BreederToven Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationColonie, New York
Contactwww.toven.us

BreederWyndeway Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationAlexandria Bay, New York
Contactwww.wyndewayshetsheep.com

Sheltie Breeders in North Carolina

BreederKimberley Cox, Cox Shelties of Mayberry
LocationPilot Mt, North Carolina
Contact336-374-7403 / kicox27041[at]yahoo.com

BreederCaostal Kennels
LocationSwansboro, North Carolina
Contactwww.coastalkennels.com

BreederHaw Creek Shelties
LocationAsheville, North Carolina
Contact828-298-2440 / tmorriso[at]hawcreekshelties.com

BreederKintyre Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationNorth Carolina
Contactwww.kintyreshelties.com

BreederLindores Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationJacksonville, North Carolina
Contact937-830-6827 / lindoresshelties[at]gmail.com

BreederNandina Shelties
LocationMount Ulla, North Carolina
Contactwww.showbreeders.org/~nandina

BreederShadow Hill Shelties
LocationJackson Springs, North Carolina
Contactwww.shadowhillshelties.com

BreederWistwin Shelties
LocationFuquay Varina, North Carolina
Contactwww.wistwin.com

BreederAmelina Shelties
LocationGreenville, North Carolina
Contactshelties[at]suddenlink.net

BreederCandace Sasser, Candescent Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationStanley, North Carolina
Contactwww.candescentshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Ohio

BreederHarriet and Bob Smith, Waldenwood Kennels
LocationCincinnati, Ohio
Contactwww.waldenwood.net

BreederBelmark Shelties
LocationDe Graff, Ohio
Contactwww.belmarkshelties.com

BreederDaisy Chain Shelties
LocationDayton, Ohio
Contact937-431-1504 / purath[at]hotmail.com

BreederLerwick Shelties
LocationOhio
Contact614-849-2911 / mwi9136772[at]aol.com

BreederMeadowing Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationPataskala, Ohio
Contactmeadowind[at]insight.rr.com

BreederParagon Shelties
LocationOhio
Contact330-607-1477 / paragonshelties[at]neo.rr.com

BreederStill-Water Shelties
LocationLancaster, Ohio
Contactwww.still-watershelties.tripod.com

BreederSherri Nester, Falmist Shelties
LocationOhio
Contact567-224-3271 / javared5[at]gmail.com

BreederKeystone Shelties
LocationOhio
Contactwww.keystonesheltiesusa.com

Sheltie Breeders in Oklahoma

BreederKristy Vaughn, Vaughn Kennels
LocationInola, Oklahoma
Contact918-543-6469 /kristyvaughn[at]tds.net

BreederOkies Shelties
LocationTulsa, Oklahoma
Contactwww.okies.com

Sheltie Breeders in Oregon

BreederCharBar Shelties
LocationJunction City, Oregon
Contactwww.charbarshelties.com

BreederCherden Shelties
LocationScappoose, Oregon
Contact503-543-2993 / cherden11[at]netzero.net

BreederCoronet Shelties
LocationMedford,Oregon
Contact541-773-5295 / kjettinger[at]charter.net

BreederGranite Gables Shelties
LocationGrants Pass, Oregon
Contactwww.granitegables.com

BreederIvanLee Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationLebanon, Oregon
Contact541-259-1275 / ivanleeshelties[at]gmail.com

BreederKensil's Shelties
LocationOregon
ContactSylviacalderwood[at]aol.com

BreederSheltie Acres
LocationSalem, Oregon
Contact503-393-3680 / info[at]sheltieacres.com

BreederCorina Olsen, RavenWyn Shelties
LocationWest Portland, Oregon
Contactwww.ravenwyn.com

Sheltie Breeders in Pennsylvania

BreederMisty Foehlinger, Misty Morning Shelties
LocationMaytown, Pennsylvania
Contact717-426-2171 / mistyshelties[at]excite.com

BreederBrieya Shelties
LocationBechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Contact610-845-9858 / brieya[at]dejazzd.com

BreederCastleGate Shelties
LocationSouthwestern Pennsylvania
Contactwww.castlegateshelties.com

BreederDante Kennels
LocationWestern Pennsylvania
Contactwww.dantekennels.com

BreederDenise Perkovich, Jemari Shelties
LocationPennsylvania
Contact570-910-0132 / perkjemari[at]aol.com

BreederL-N-D Shelties
LocationElizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Contactwww.lnd-shelties.com

BreederMirmar Shelties
LocationHellertown, Pennsylvania
Contact610-838-0837 / mirmar[at]ptd.net

BreederTriumph Shelties
LocationGreen Lane, Pennsylvania
Contactwww.triumphshelties.com

BreederVista Dei Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWestern Pennsylvania
Contactwww.vistadeishelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Carolina

BreederCelestial Shelties
LocationBonneau, South Carolina
Contact843-565-3592 / debmartin[at]celestialshelties.com

BreederCrosswood Shelties
LocationSaint Stephen, South Carolina
Contact843-567-2504 / maryejb[at]hughes.net

BreederTrish Watters, Creekside Shelties
LocationSeneca, South Carolina
Contactwww.creeksideshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in South Dakota

BreederAngela Bieber, Clearview Shelties
LocationBowdle, South Dakota
Contactwww.clearviewshelties.com

BreederExplosive Shelties
LocationSioux Falls, South Dakota
Contactwww.explosiveshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Tennessee

BreederJeff and Kerri Denter, Felicity Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWestmoreland, Tennessee
Contact615-442-7056 / kerri82286[at]aol.com

BreederAldebaran Shelties
LocationLenior City, Tennessee
Contactaldebaranshelties.tripod.com

BreederRod N' Stuff Shelties
LocationSavannah, Tennessee
Contactwww.streetie.com

BreederSundrifter Shelties
LocationTennessee
Contactkfaille[at]dtccom.net

BreederWinterlace Shelties
LocationTennessee
ContactWinterlaceShelties[at]prodigy.net

Sheltie Breeders in Texas

BreederDiana Rockwell, Rivendell Farms Kennel
LocationHarper, Texas
Contact830-864-5325 / rivendellfarms1[at]gmail.com

BreederGwen Buckner, Circle B Shelties
LocationNew Waverly, Texas
Contactwww.circlebshelties.com

BreederJR's Little Cuties
LocationFerris, Texas
Contact469-386-7381 / SheltieGirl1215[at]myway.com

BreederMary Masek, Masek Kennels
LocationFerris, Texas
Contactwww.masekkennels.com

BreederBreyston Shelties
LocationHouston, Texas
Contactwww.breystonshelties.com

BreederCaprock Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCedar Park, Texas
Contactwww.caprockshelties.com

BreederKismet Kennels
LocationRichmond, Texas
Contact281-342-3623 / gamauldin[at]gmail.com

BreederLockehill Shelties
LocationTexas
Contactlockehil[at]gvtc.com

BreederMusical Shelties
LocationAzle, Texas
Contact817-448-8444 / Dmusick[at]swbell.net

BreederShalaine Shelties
LocationTexas
Contactwww.shalaine.com

BreederStarlight Shelties
LocationHouston, Texas
Contactwww.starlightshelties.net

BreederWildwind Shelties
LocationVenus, Texas
Contact817-703-8746 / wildwind[at]aircanopy.net

BreederLinda Cobbs, Lil Shelties of Texas
LocationHouston, Texas
Contact409-956-4537 / linda_fay_cobbs@sbcglobal.net

Sheltie Breeders in Utah

BreederLacewood Shelties
LocationUtah
Contactwww.lacewoodshelties.com

BreederRoyal Hill Shelties
LocationSouth Jordan, Utah
Contactwww.royalhillshelties.com

Sheltie Breeders in Vermont

BreederConBrio Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationBraintree, Vermont
Contactwww.angelfire.com/vt/conbrio

Sheltie Breeders in Virginia

BreederAmarden Shelties
LocationNorthern Virginia
Contact703-753-5012 / amardenshelties[at]msn.com

BreederC-A-Moon Shelties
LocationLanexa, Virginia
Contactwww.c-a-moonshelties.com

BreederDundee Shelties
LocationLeesburg, Virginia
Contactwww.dundeeshelties.com

BreederMedolyn Shelties
LocationNorthern Virginia
Contact703-926-5795 / Jen[at]medolynshelties.com

BreederSeaoak Shelties
LocationVirginia Beach, Virginia
Contactwww.seaoak.com

BreederSparkshire Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationSpotsylvania, Virginia
Contactwww.sparkshire.com/index2.htm

BreederDarmil Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationShenandoah Valley, Virginia
Contactwww.darmilshelties.com

BreederKuntry Road Shelties
LocationVirginia
Contact276-251-5909 / kuntryrdshelties[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in Washington

BreederAccent Shelties
LocationBuckley, Washington
Contact360-897-9090 / nancy[at]accentshelties.com

BreederChelson Shelties
LocationBellingham, Washington
Contactwww.chelsonshelties.homestead.com

BreederHillview Shelties
LocationKennewick, Washington
Contactwww.owt.com/hillview/hdog.htm

BreederMistybrook Shelties
LocationPort Orchard, Washington
Contactwww.mistybrookshelties.homestead.com

BreederMontrose Shelties
LocationSpanaway, Washington
Contact253-847-7647 / sheltypaws[at]aol.com

BreederShadoway Shelties
LocationWoodland, Washington
Contactshadowayshelties[at]aim.com

BreederSnoview Shelties
LocationSequim, Washington
Contactwww.snoviewshelties.net

BreederWynstone Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationWashington
Contactwww.sites.google.com/site/wynstoneshelties

BreederChery Mullen, Conestoga Shelties
LocationBenton City, Washington
Contactconestogashelties.com

BreederCarol Nelson, Harborlite Shelties
LocationGraham, Washington
Contact360-893-6568 / cnofhl[at]aol.com

Sheltie Breeders in West Virginia

BreederMisty Buhrman, Buhrman Shelties
LocationBerkeley Springs, West Virginia
Contact304-258-6761 / sheltiemist77[at]aol.com

BreederBelmar Shelties
LocationEast Bank, West Virginia
ContactLGbelmar[at]aol.com

BreederCarmylie Shelties
LocationHedgesville, West Virginia
Contact304-821-1012 / carmylie[at]earthlink.net

Sheltie Breeders in Wisconsin

BreederBirchwoods Shelties
LocationWisconsin
Contactwww.members.tripod.com/birchwoods_2

BreederBirchwynd Shelties
LocationGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Contactwww.birchwynd.com

BreederCandlelit Shelties
LocationMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Contactcandlelitsheltie[at]aol.com

BreederJust A Dream Shelties
LocationClintonville, Wisconsin
Contactwww.justadreamshelties.com

BreederLaurel Hill Shelties
LocationWestby, Wisconsin
Contactwww.laurelhill-shelties.com

BreederMoes Windy Hill Shelties
LocationSpring Valley, Wisconsin
Contact715-772-3191 / moe[at]wwt.net

BreederPurdee Shelties
LocationHolmen, Wisconsin
Contact608-526-1107 / purdeeshelties[at]yahoo.com

BreederRoseview Shetland Sheepdogs
LocationCedarburg, Wisconsin
Contactwww.roseviewshelties.com

BreederSilverpine Shelties
LocationSouth Eastern Wisconsin
Contact414-481-6404

BreederTouchTone Shelties
LocationRedgranite, Wisconsin
Contact920-566-0145 / creations[at]snovali.com

BreederWynwoods Shelties
Location Marinette, Wisconsin
Contactwynwoods.tripod.com

BreederStable Lane Shelties
LocationWisconsin
Contactstablelane[at]new.rr.com

BreederVicky Johnson, 7 Bridges Shelties
LocationGalesville, Wisconsin
Contactwww.7bridgesshelties.com

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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