The Australian Breed Standard summarises the Sheltie temperament as “Affectionate and responsive to his owner, reserved towards strangers, never nervous.”  Shelties are hardy, durable little sheepdogs who thrive on attention and praise.  They are a gentle dog, making them great companions for children and adults alike.  Being a working dog they are quite active, however because of their smaller size will suit the average suburban-size backyard whilst also enjoying walks or excursions. They also make superb house pets, and are very adaptable.  Shelties possess a keen intelligence and aptitude to training, which makes them suitable for many performance disciplines, with breed representatives performing at the highest levels of Obedience, Agility, Jumping, Flyball, Herding and many other dog-sports activities.  Their easy-going nature importantly makes great companions for other pets.  As with all dogs, socialisation and training from a young age is highly recommended.

Credit;     Shetland Sheepdog Club of NSW Inc.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Shetland Sheepdog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


Lábatlan ; Prince of Sunlight József Szalczinger


Sevetín ; SILVER MINES Ivana Bockova


SAINT-PETERSBURG ; MARVITHOLL, Marina & Victoria Tsarjuk, ++7 921-924-93-00


BERWICK UPON TWEED ; Danrobien Mrs. S. & Mr. R. Davison +01289 309 833
DEVON ; Dippersmoor Shetland Sheepdogs, Mrs Jane Tunnicliffe +01395 514266
DEVON ; REUBICIA Shetland Sheepdogs, Pat Jackman +01626 821419
HAMPSHIRE ; Fleurdemai Shetland Sheepdogs Ludivine and Dale Fitzwater +01252315011
YORKSHIRE ; Tachnamadra Shetland Sheepdogs, Mrs. Maureen Bywater + 01484 606638


AZ ,  Chandler; Shenell Shelties, Janell Lowman 480-895-6793
AZ ,  Dewey; Windsong Shelties, Vickie Wendt 928-710-9244
AZ ,  Glendale; MiJoy Shelties, Joyce Van Kirk 623-937-0577
AZ ,  Mesa; Sunnyvale Shelties, Beki Vale 480-695-1384
AZ ,  Phoenix; Istari Shelties, Keith & Kathy Kozakiewicz, Rebecca Porter 602-254-2328
AZ ,  Phoenix; Sterling Shelties, Peggy Stephens 602-978-6833
AZ ,  Prescott; Roseglen Shelties, Helene Rupp 623-277-4349
CA ,   Bakersfield; Shooting Star Shelties, Debbie Majewski +661-747-5600
CA ,   El Cajon; SummerBrook Shelties, Steve and Candy Brooks +(619) 579-9265
CA ,   Fullerton; Angels Shetland Sheepdogs, Donna Slikkerveer +714-992-1331
CA ,   Santa Clarita; Show Biz Shelties, Dottie Adkins +661-296-0709
CA ,   Silverado; SumerSong, Peggy and Jan Haderlie +714-649-2511
KA ,   Olathe; Hillcrest Shetland Sheepdogs, Victoria Vollmer +913-558-3346
NC ,  Mindalyn Shetland Sheepdogs, Cathy Dupree +209-823-4231
NV ,  Gardnerville; Hillstone Shelties, Pat & Dennis Mahoney +775-265-5003
NV ,  Gardnerville; Valley View Shelties, Diane La Clare +775-265-4283
NV ,  Minden; Tradewynd Shelties, Larry and Marcia Bittner +775-267-9494
NV ,  Sparks; Starstruck Shelties, Pat & Bob Conatser +775-425-5560
OR ,  Eugene; Kensil’s Shelties, Sylvia and David Calderwood +541-342-1958
OR ,  Lebanon; IvanLee Shelties, Pam Korcek +541-259-1275
OR ,  Medford; Coronet Shelties, Kathy Ettinger +541-773-5295
OR ,  Portland; Wintercreek Shelties, Debby Gayton +503-504-2654
OR ,  Scappoose; Caledon Shelties, Barbara Aulbach +503-543-7556
TX ,  Harper; Rivendell Shelties, Don and Diana Rockwell +830-864-5325
TX ,  San Marcos; Atwater Shelties, Daniel and Allana Hemenway +512-392-1137
TX ,  Pipe Creek; Classic Shetland Sheepdogs, Alane L. Gomez +830-535-4161