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Welcome to our home on the web.  The purpose of this site is to share our wonderful dogs with other Sheltie lovers and offer information for those that are new to the breed or thinking of getting a dog.  We hope that you will enjoy your visit and come back often.

We do not have any litters planned in the foreseeable future.  If you are thinking of getting a puppy, we suggest that you visit the Sparkshire Iron Man "Cal", at 10 weeks of ageAmerican Shetland Sheepdog Association site.  Go to the Breeder Network section and you will find a list of breeder referral persons, listed by State.  These people should be able to help you find a breeder in your area and also to answer any questions that you might have.  If you do not plan on breeding, we hope you will consider adopting one of the many Shelties that are taken in each year by Sheltie Rescue groups, or check out, which is partnered with the ASPCA.  

We also suggest that you take a look at our Code of Ethics and our tips on Buying A Pure-Bred Puppy to learn more about the things to look for in a breeder.  Many people think that AKC registration means "quality."  Be sure to read  "What does AKC really mean?"  before you buy a puppy.

A dog is for LIFE, not a couple of months or years.

Breeder's Oath

We will, in everything we do, be aware that we are the caretakers of the future of our breed.  Each action we take, every decision we make,  can and will affect Shetland Sheepdogs as a breed, not only today but for all the years to come.  We are aware that poor breeding decisions have caused the downfall of some popular breeds, some brought to the point of near extinction.   As the caretakers of our breed, we will protect not only the dogs that are living today, but those that are not yet born.  It is our duty to see that Shetland Sheepdogs will go on in future years to be all that the breed was intended for.
- Nancy Walton
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Basic Color Genetics
an overview of the Sheltie colors and mode of inheritance.

For puppy buyers

Buying A 
Pure-Bred Puppy

Tips for finding a responsible breeder

Health problems found in Shelties

Genetic health tests 
Buying a puppy?  Find out what testing the breeder should do to try and produce healthy puppies.

General Dog Info 

Sheltie Info section

What does "AKC" really mean?
Many people think that AKC means "quality," but even the AKC says that is not true.  

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An overview of the basic colors with photos. 

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Read more about Shelties - recommended books The Proper Care of Shetland Sheepdogs 
Essential Shetland Sheepdog
Guide to Owning a Shetland Sheepdog 
The Complete Shetland Sheepdog

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