To reached me by telephone call 830-885-7547 or via (perferred) e-mail at email@example.com .
We only breed one litter a year, do genetic tests on our shelties, and breed to The Shetland Sheepdog Standard.
I breed for myself first. Although I have retired from, my job, and paycheck, I still breed every few years to keep my Lockehill line going.
Lockehill bred shelties appear in the predigrees of many prominent Kennels.
To navigate around just click the live links and pictures...have fun!
To view some 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. Take heed, the picture you see may not be the puppy you get!
I suggest you go to The American Shetland Sheepdog Assn. for their breeder referral page to find a reputable breeder in your area.
My domaine name was taken by someone in China but I recovered it. Google still will bring up the China Site at times.
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August 9, 2022: There here!
Riley had her babies this morning, three girls and two boys. Really nice pups very strong and both Riley and I are pooped. First born 1:45am and last 6:45am so no rest for either of us. She had an easy whelping but took her time delivering her brood.
August 10th: When I return her to the crate after a potty break, the pups are aware she is there and start to crawl toward her. You can see they are fat and sleek at only one day old.
Riley is a very good momma and loves her babies.
August 21, 2022: day twelve
I moved pups to holding area while I changed their bed. Riley inspects to see they are all there.
Center: They now have their puppy name, at the borrom going clockways is Birdie, Blondy, Austin, Angie, and Travis. All are getting very mobile.
Then Angie was over the edge because she knews Mom was standing just left of the photo.
Listened for heartbeats on Lucille and can find only one boy! uggh
Septenber 17, 2022: Play Yard
The pups are now six weeks old and weaned. Riley has been separated from them and is so excited to see them again.
Riley played and kissed them and just had a good time. They are now in the play yard during the mornings.
September 1, 2022 All of Riley's pups have been promised. I will repeat the litter next year
Feburary 7, 2021: I say goodbye, you say hello...
Today my sweet little Fay went off on a new adventure with her new mom Gwenda. Some pups just take your heart and Fay certainly did take mine and now she has a new mom wrapped around her paws.
Flynn also left for his new life with Daniel and Robyn. Jill and James will leave Friday and the house will be empty. You know, I may miss the fragrance of poop and certainly the puppy breath.
Seeing the pups go is bitter sweet because I also enjoy the reactions of their new people. I have been retired for eleven years and these little cuties keep me young, well at heart anyway. I plan to have a litter each year till the day I cannot sit with mom as she delivers.
Yes I have been cutting my own hair for a year, does it show? With all the crazies in this world now, gardening and pups keep me sane and happy.
Feburary 17, 2021: Flynn at his new home sports a lovely blue jacket. Daniel and Robyn took him out on the deck to see his first snow. Flynn said it was very interesting and decided to have a walk in the white stuff. Man you had better be careful because if you step on it, it swallows you up in a flash!.
It was an unusual Winter-Spring 2020. I had many days with temperatures in the single digits and a lot of my friends were without power for days on end. Good thing the pups have lots of coat and it was all a lark for them
No pups for 2020 or 2019 because of the COVID outbreak.
THE LOTTIE - LUCY CROSS
Ch Lockehill Careless Carlotta (left) and Lockehill Careless Lucinda (right) were both daughters of Lockehill's Careless Pleasure.
Lottie was sired by Ch Kismet's Justin and Lucy was sired by Ch Kismet Tallisman II ROM full brothers from different litters. So they were almost full sisters.
Lottie produced three champions and is behind many more. Likewise Lucy is a champion producer with many champions coming down from her.
I do not do inbreedings, prefer to line breed on my tail female line which is unbroken back to my foundation bitch Stonehill Double Ur Pleasure "Molly"(1992). I have been fortunate to have many prominent breeders use the decendents of these two bitches in their breeding programs and I have been able to do the Lottie x Lucy cross by using their results. GCH Ch Lockehill Le Premier Pas "Layla" . Born in 2007, produced two champions and began my very rewarded efforts to line breed on Lottie and Lucy.
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND A NICE SHELTIE?
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 breed so few litters that there is no way I can afford to make required changes in my 1878 home. I, like so many reputable breeders, will soon be done with the hassle. It will 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 run with a buddy! They spend their lives in a 6x6 cinder block "clean" enclosure. 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 off the side of the highway or through brokers or pet shops so they cannot be located. Most of those Ads that pop up first in the search engine are for pups supplied by volume breeders. 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 and Asia regularly and send them to rescues in the U.S. were "strays" are hard to come by. There is NOT a forced quarantine on these imported dogs who are infested with who knows what. We are now having to fight diseases (including rabies) and parasites (red longhorn tick) with increased incidence that include a canine variant of previously believed to be eradicated in the U.S., canine flu, screwworm, brucellosis, and a variety of other infectious and zoonotic diseases directly related to irresponsibly imported pets. Our dogs are not able to cope with this onslaught. The Humane Society of US claims we euthanize 84,000 dogs a year in the US in their pleading ads. So why are we importing these problem animals in to our country if we kill so many of our own...use your common sense, someone is not telling truth...follow the money!
Meanwhile, the animal rights folks make you feel guilty for wanting a purebred and get laws passed making it very hard to continue breeding. They teach our kids that adoption of rescuse is the only honorable way to own a pet. Actually they teach that we do not "own" any animal. 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 it's owner.
Warning: October 2019, A BBC Inside Out East investigation has discovered cases of leishmaniasis , which did not used to exist in the UK, are increasing.because of illegal imports from Bosnia and Romania. At least 344,000 dogs were bought into the the UK from EU countries last year but it is feared some importers are bringing in dogs from outside the EU which do not meet government standards.
2021 update: ON a Happy note, there is a law pending to stop importations from countries that are know to have active rabies and now any imports must be vet certified to be healty to get into the country...pray it passes
BE SMART BEWARE '
When you do your internet search, the first "ads" that pop up like "next day pets or PuppySpot" don't really check where their pups come from, it's just buisness to them.
Don't make a big mistake and deal with a person like the little man pictureds. He is selling "Puppy Mill" pups that are not healthy, don't have shots, probably never seen a vet and never socialized. You think you are saving the pup but you just lined his pockets and he has won!
When you deal with the broker or other pet find sites on the internet, you might as well deal with him, they are the same.
PUPPY MILL SELLER...... BEWARE, BEWARE
January 21, 2019 : My worst Nightmare is that I get duped and sell one of my female pups to someone like this! I live in Comal County. As I said many times GO VISIT YOUR BREEDER AT THEIR HOME/KENNEL. Richard Valdez, San Antonio writes:
January 26, I saw this creap parked at Spring Branch Store today. Called the Sheriff!