Ch Lockehill What's Ur Pleasure

Breeder/Owner: Margaret Locke
Spring Branch, TX

Lockehill began in 1990 when I purchased my first sheltie, Pandras Kismet Kate. Katie and I competed in obedience classes and did well but I was drawn to the breed ring. A beautifully groomed correct sheltie flowing around the ring is breathtaking. I decided to breed Katie and took her to Guy Mauldin. Well to put it bluntly, he said "the world doesn't need anymore ugly shelties and maybe I should get a better bitch." That statement began my quest. From Molly, my first "show quality" bitch and foundation to the present, the quest is ongoing.  Oh, by the way, Guy Mauldin happily bred Molly to his Ch Kismet's Talisman II, ROM and that breeding produced my first Champion "Whisky", Ch Lockehill What's Ur Pleasure! Guy's statement was hard but he was right and I am forever grateful that he changed my direction.

As of 2012 Lockehill has ten champions, including one Grand Champion with several others pointed. This while only breeding about two litters a year and keeping about six shelties. Competing with Shelties in Region 6 is not for the faint of heart, Kismet finished seventeen champions in the year 2011 alone! I am proud of my champions as each win was hardfought. I am proud that my Lockehill Shelties are much sought after and are behind twenty two champions, with many more pointed. I am thankful for the help of others that have shown and finished Lockehill bred shelties and most especially Allana and Dan Hemenway who have shown and finished several shelties for me and have kept me in this Game. Without their help, I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.

Lockehill is a "not for profit" hobby kennel located 35 miles north of San Antonio Texas on the Wilhelm von Specht homestead (circa 1853-1878) in the beautiful Texas Hillcountry. My dogs live in a cabin built in 1853 and enjoy the evenings in the "grand house" (1878) with me. We have one to two litters per year and puppies live with me. Click on picture of my home for a tour of the homestead. I hope you enjoy your stay.     Margaret Locke, caretaker, my shelties own me!

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Past Shelties

A gallery of the former Lockehill shelties

Current Shelties

A gallery of the current residents of Lockehill

Lottie's kids Megan & Kaluha

Show & Tell

Plus News and Fun Photos


and Lockehill's first MACH

MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte

Extended Family

Mentors and friends who helped form Lockehill Shelties


Pictures of current pups, hopefuls, and adults available.

The Wilhelm von Specht Homestead
Home of Lockehill Shelties
See the restoration in progress and the Lockehill kennel setup and Gardens, my other passion!

Richard Finch Avian Carving Artist

Pictures of my brother's award winning wildfowl carvings

Vacation to the Canyonlands of Utah and Arizona


Frances Kelley Art
Pictures of my sister Fay's paintings

Lockehill can be reached at 830-885-7547 or by email at lockehil@gvtc.com

Member of Alamo Area Shetland Sheepdog Club since 1990, AKC BOM since 2011, and the American Shetland Sheepdog Association since 1998

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Any reproduction of images or logos is strictly prohibited.

Background by Sandy Staffan of Fanfare Shelties