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We breed one to two litters in a year and breed to The Shetland Sheepdog Standard. I breed for myself first and showing dogs is my passion but we have puppies available occasionally. To navigate around just click the live links and pictures...have fun! To reached me by telephone call 830-885-7547 or email at .

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!


Don't forget to "refresh" this page for current information as it changes often!


Megan whelped six pups October 26, 2015. three male and three female. One female is very tiny, hope she makes it...she seen very strong and has nursed. To follow the progress of this litter, scroll down.



October 27 , 2015: Megan's pups are one day old today. She is a happy mom as you can see from this photo. She has 3M 3F and all are doing fine. Her little 2 1/8 once girl is hanging in there with the help of a bottle. She is strong for her size but no match for the big ones and needs assistance.

Right is their father, Paray's Panasonic "DJ". He is a young dog just starting his show carear and I feel sure he will finish his championship. This is his second litter.





November 15 , 2015: Megan's pups are three weeks old tomorrow and had their first rice cereal this morning. Mom cleaned them up really good and their faces are still wet. Just moved them to the 4x4 step over pen so mom can come and go as she pleases.

I like to let mom have the freedom to get away from her brood for a rest so she is not confined with them except at night. It is my experience that allowing her freedom results in a mom that enjoys her pups. If they even squeek, she is in to check on them. It also allows the smaller pups to get their share of mom. The bigger stronger pups can get over to mom and suck on her all the time giving her little rest. but when she steps in to feed, she makes sure all are with her. As you can see, the pups are doing quite for me!





November 17 , 2015: Pups having lunch....arrows show sex of each pup. The pup in the lower left is Tess the wee 2 1/8 once pup and you can see she is catching up

Far right is Sally playing with a toy. At just 3 weeks old she is very active they are all play bowing and wrestling with one another. About two days ahead of schedule.





November 23 , 2015: Megan's pups are four weeks old and getting very playful. Normally they make their first excursion onto the porch at this time but it is too cold. Have to take the photos by window light and hope they will be still. The first photo, mom barked at the window and they did the puppy freeze. Second photo they are wrestling.

Until they get their new names, ther are front row from left, Blondy, Tess (the small girl who caught up) and Sally. The back are George "kiss the girls", back to us Pretty boy Floyd, and just plain Kim with almost no white.




November 26 , 2015: First time our on the porch. Megan is with them so they are secure. Didn't take them long to go exploring the new sounds and smells. It is warm today ahead of a cold front that is due to bring storms this evening.

As you can see they are getting a lot of hair! The pups are 4 1/2 weeks old and mom is starting to avoid them. They are pigging out on puppy food so I let Megan wean them on her own which is about five + weeks. She spends time with them until they fledge.



The following photos show the progress of my last litter born February 2015. All the pups have been sold but it is fun to watch them grow up and find their new families.

April 23, 2015: Opal has a new home and is now Kona. I felt she was enough pup to handle the hugs of a two year old...looks like I was correct.

Andrea writes: "Kona is doing great and hasn't skipped a beat since coming home yesterday. She loved following me everywhere. She has already taken to Gage, our son, and follows him, licks him and plays. She slept great last night and didn't cry at all! She is such a joy and I can't thank you enough for choosing our family for her! "

It is a great feeling when the right pup ends up in the right home!


Notice to all Sheltie Lovers: Please do not use the product Trifexis for Heartworm 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 you 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 to four shelties. I retired in 2010 and no longer have a paycheck so I can no longer afford the cost of breeding and showing on a larger scale. 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, 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. The 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!

Warning: (Any State they all go to the same place) Sheltiepupforsale or 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.. 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 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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