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We only breed one litter a year and breed to The Shetland Sheepdog Standard. I breed for myself as showing dogs is my passion and I want to keep my line going. To navigate around just click the live links and pictures...have fun! To reached me by telephone call 830-885-7547 or email at lockehil@gvtc.com .

The following shelties are the result of twenty five years of breeding the best I could. I have always done genetic testing and health of the sheltie is my number one goal. The Families who have adopted my "retirees" and pups have loved their Lockehill shelties and have often come back for more. To view some of twenty five years worth of past Lockehill Puppies click on the picture of "Dante pup "

Warning: several brokers and volume breeders over the years have stolen my puppy photos and represented them as their own. Please go visit your breeder, never buy a pup sight unseen and never trust a broker or a breeder that uses brokers. I cannot believe a person would buy a life long companion as if it were a book! ... take heed, the picture you see may not be the puppy you get!

 

LITTER INFORMATION

 

 

August 5, 2017: Megan was bred to Cooper, GCH Ch Atwater High Noon At Lockehill and had a litter of five pups. Three girls and two boys. All are doing well

 

I would love to keep the pictures of her last litter up, but I am at my max for space on my server.

 

August 10, 2017: Megan's pups are six days old and have really grown. They are very content, hardly make a sound except when they are fighting for their spot at dinner time. Megan is a very devoted mom and loves her babies.

Right is one of the two boys using blue dog as a pillow. The blue dog has been my pups companion when mom is out for a stroll for ten years. Had some lovely pups to keep warm and content.

August 15th really growing, see pen for size!

 

 

August 22 , 2017: The pups are starting to play and stay awake for a little longer.

the group shot has arrows to show male or female....little boy in front has lots of white on his head (the top of his forehead can be seen in the lower right of the far right photo)

The pups are so clean but just wait until tomorrow when they go swimming in their breakfast.

 

 

August 30, 2017: The pups are enjoying their first day out on the porch. As you can see they are full of play.

Center is Betty and Danny playing "jaws"

When they start to crash and get fussie, I bring them inside....boy are we tired!

 

September 1, 2017: below are the as best as I could get photos.Pups left to right are: Barbie, Chief, Danny, Snip, & Betty (now PooBear) she looks like a teddy bear and is a cuddler. All pups are healthy and happy. I had to wean them from Megan because she is very ill with mastitus. Megan was running a fever on Thursday so I took her to the vet. Did blood work and put her on IV fluids. She stablized and I brought her home. Friday morning took her back to vet and did blood work again. Still have a fever, on antibiotics. Megan worsened and I took her to the Emergency Clinic Friday evening as she was not getting better. She is having fantastic care and I hope to have her home soon.

Sept 5th update: I picked up Megan this morning from the Emergency Clinic. She was very happy to be home and ate a nice meal of chicken & rice. Did her business well and is now sleeping in a 2x4 dog crate. Does not think much of the "cone" but two of her mammary glans had to be lanced and we cannot have her messing with them. They are draining well and look ever so much better.

My dear friend Jackie came over and collected the pups for a week so mom would not fret to be with them, they started yapping as soon as they knew she was in the house. So for peace to reign and to give Megan space to heal, they are off at "Summer Camp" No pictures until next week.

 

 

 

 

Sept 9 , 2017: The pups are back home from Summer Camp and have a new toy. The "wiggle board" appeared in their pen. I have used this piece of warped cypress for 20+ years. I wobbles when they climb on top and it teaches balance and not to be afraid of things moving under their feet. Chief and Poo Bear aka Betty were first to climb on.

They are eating dry kibbles for the first time and drop them on the floor then pick them up to eat.

Meanwhile Megan is stuck with her donut collar. She is so much better and can smell her pups are back....poor baby, can't be with them.

 

 

Sept12, 2017: New toy! the rattle bottle & we want it, the best "keep away-noisey toy ever.

Center Poobear is entertaining herself by biting the bowl and running in circles with her mouth on the edge. I was enjoying the show and suddenly realized I had forgot the water bowl!

They tanked out and then took a nap...bad Mommy

 

September 16, 2017: The pups are six weeks old today and enjoying their first day in the Play Yard and boy was it ever fun....there is so much room to run! Then mom gave us these wonderful sticks (bullybones) to chew. Danny decided to check out the play house, and guess what, there was our old bear with Megan scent on it...wonderful place to rest. Then Chief decided he liked Poo Bear's bone best and quess who ended up with it! Yep it was Chief, little but mighty. I sit in the pen to watch that all is well and noticed Chief likes to wait until someone lies down to pounce.

 

 

 

 

September17, 2017: Oh happy day mommy is back! Megan was so excited to see her babes that she ran around in joy...unfortunately the pups thought she was a wild child and were a bit taken aback.

Megan finally got her wits about her and the pups began to approach her and she took the opportunity to give them all a good scrubbing which they did not appreciate. They probably thought "who is this pushy woman?"

It was fun to watch but it is obvious the pups are not dependent on her and would rather have their tummy rubbed by me.

 

 

 

These pups are so sociable...had visitors on Friday and Saturday and they were very friendly.

Friday Chief's new parents came for a visit and he did not disappoint.

On Saturday Allana came to see Danny who will be her show pup and she brought Cooper's Pet Partner Allison with her.

Allison and Cooper are a Therapy team. Great to see her grandpups!

September 22, 2017: Below the pups are seven weeks old and enjoying a game of keep away when Mom appears and said she has a big surprise.....Not! She put these things around our neck, not too bad until we tried to walk. They are terrible and annoying to boot. The only thing good is that you can drag your brother off the bully bone. Mom makes us let go, she is no fun. Well they seem to be not as big a deal as we thought. She said tomorrow we get to run in the grass but we have to wear these collar things...oh well, grass is worth it.

 

 

 

 

Below are the pups from Megan's last litter.

February 27, 2017: Ruby is now Celine, Lockehill Prairie Life is a Song. She went home today with my best bud Jackie Geister to begin her life as a show girl.

Her sister Pearl, Lockehill Lady Arya Rose Bronte will go to join her cousin MACH5 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte to begin training in Agility Arya Roas has some mighty paw prints to follow.

The other pups have left for their new jobs as cuddlebunnies. Two will join other Lockehill cousins as the new sheltie in residence


 

 

March 2 , 2017: Max and Sophie aka Jewel have taken up residence with the Bowden family in Arlington. As you can see they have made themselves at home. Max has his eye on the meat keeper....boy that really looks yummy.

Then Sophie checks the dryer to see if her bed is ready.

Then after a long day digging holes in the yard and inspecting the house, its time for a snack...umm, I think I will have some of Sophie's supper too. As I often fall asleep in my bowl, thought I would just move the bed up closer...smart!

 

March 3 , 2017: Yesterday was great, we played in the leaves, dug holes,and had so much fun but today Mom let us play in the rain!

Max and I had a try to catch the rain contest and I won because I am very fast......now I know why Mom uses that dryer so much.

Playing in the leaves is fun too but there is just something great about mud!

 

 

March 10 , 2017: Pearl is now Arya Rose and she is now home with the Schaible Family. First she meets MACH5"Ellie" who will be her mentor in agility. Looks a little like a staredown to me! Ellie does not know what to make of this wee intruder.

Next we try to get the pig to play. There is a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/ydLJ7GzhHl4

Not too sure about that orange pig with the POX!

March 11th Ellie is now MACH 5! Congratulations to Chris & Ellie

 

March 21, 2017: Mike is now Doak and is living in Dallas with Diana & Chris Blackman and his new best buddy Kai. Kai is Lockehill Chosen N Bejewelled "Juliette's" son and he really looks like his mum.

Kai is enjoying this little guy a lot and they have bonded, spending lots of time together....life is good!

 

 


 

 

Notice to all Sheltie Lovers: Please do not use the product Trifexis for Heartworm prevention...it appears to be is causing great harm to many shelties. At first I thought it was a rumor but too many sheltie breeders are reporting that they are having severe reactions to this product including some deaths. The reactions can be immediate or delayed for months until your dog is too debilitated to recover. It is also causing seizures in shelties. Use a single ingredient heartworm product and a topical for fleas and space them out do not use a combination. All my current shelties are MDR1-N/N but that does not seem to change the fact that they react negatively to Trifexis.

 


Well this page was getting so large that it was slow to load so we are in the current year now, all the other pups are all grown up now!

How time passes, Layla to the far left and Lovey to the far right are the only girls still living with me. All the others are in retirment homes.


I have reduced the number of shelties I keep here at Lockehill and plan to keep just three shelties. I retired in 2010 and no longer have a paycheck so I can no longer afford the cost of breeding and showing. It has always been a labor of love, always in the red ink. My paycheck always subsidized my dogs, never the other way around.

The constant assault by the anti-animal zealots, with their onerous laws and impossible to comply with regulations has worn me down (which is their goal). I, like so many reputable breeders, am done with the hassle. It will soon be very difficult to find a nice sheltie, or any other purebred dog for that matter, that was not born in a "factory store" with no socialization...never allowed to dig a hole, play in the leaves, or bury a bone! Born in a sterile environment instead of the soft bedding in the corner of the bedroom...never allowed to "live" in their breeders home or enjoy the company of the other shelties.

The "Too Cute" breeders you see on TV will be no more as the average house cannot be converted to a USDA compliant facility. Federal standards for licensed facilities dictate sanitation measures not feasible in a normal home, surfaces that are impervious to moisture, that must be steam cleaned at 180o, ventilation, bio-hazard control, separate waste disposal systems, diurnal lighting, drainage systems, washrooms, isolation measures, etc. etc.

Good honest breeders who care for their dogs will be hurt, the hoarders and puppy mills will just go underground and keep on doing what they do now because they don't care. They sell their pups through brokers or pet shops so they cannot be located. There are laws enough now to do away with them that are not enforced. Meanwhile the curr dogs born under the porch and allowed to roam intact will always be around and you will be made to feel obligated to adopt them and made to feel guilty for choosing a purebred....gardening is so much easier!

As of late, the "rescue business" has grown so profitable that dogs are being imported from foreign countries. In 2015 a shipment of dogs from India with falsified papers were found to have rabies. They import dogs from Mexico regularly and send them to rescues in the north were "strays" are hard to come by. Just try to get your lost dog found! if it ends up in a rescue, a purbred is big business and your chances are slim. I microchip all my puppies before they leave my home in hopes that if lost, someone honest will read the chip and get it to its owner.


Warning: (Any State they all go to the same place) Sheltiepupforsale or sheltiebreeders.com is a broker with pet mill pups of very poor quailty He is alway the first paid sight and you can name any breed and any state and it will go to the same site.. ..watch out for this guy! I look at the prices on those poor quality pups and am aghast!

Although the breed specific location sites are normally well run, there are "all breed" Puppy Find or Puppy Locator sites popping up on the web everywhere, they think they are a service but they are filled quickly with volume breeders. I get unsolicited invitations to join them often but I do not care to be included with a list that often is dominated by the volumn breeders. In most cases, the site owners DO NOT check out who joins the site, it is open to anyone. Often I am included in their listings without my permission. It is getting hard to avoid the traps as they usually are the paid sites that pop up first in the search engines....so be careful and use your head. The cute picture you see may not be the puppy you get. Beware the site that offers multiple breeds and never take a puppy that you cannot visit at the kennel where it was born and raised! The safest bet is to go to the local Club (in my case Alamo Area Shetland Sheepdog Club or the parent American Shetland Sheepdog Assn club website for a referral




FAQ: The Humane Society of US, HSUS spend less that 1% of their budget on animal rescue, the rest is spent on exorbitant salaries and lobbing.

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