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 occassionally. I designed and wrote this webpage using HTML for Dummies and as a result, I do not have all the buttons and bows that most websites use. To navigate around just click the live links and pictures...have fun! To reached me by telephone call 830-885-7547 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org ....So may ask the price of a well bred puppy, you can expect to pay $1000-$1500 for a companion sheltie and more for a show quality pup. Show pups are often sold on private treaty. You will pay a lot more if you use a broker as they buy from puppy mills so the quality suffers.
Both me and the "girls" are getting older so it is time to visit with my Family who have always thought I had "gone to the dogs". I will continue to raise a few shelties, it is in my DNA and as with any quality breeder, although I breed for Conformation shelties (show dogs) and to continure my Lockehill line, I will have some pups available to performance, and companion homes. I do NOT ship my puppies nor will I meet you somewhere, never did and never will. You must plan a trip to my home to choose your puppy, I want to meet you and you should want to meet me! Pups never leave here until they have a vet visit for a well puppy checkup, first shot, and microchip at eight weeks old.
The following shelties are the result of twenty five years of breeding the best I could. I have alway done genetic testing and health of the sheltie is my number one goal. The Families who have adopted my "retiries" 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 "
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November 15, 2013: Jolene had her three sable male pups in the wee hours this morning. Sire is Ch Homewood Hayden . Lockehill Chosen N Bejewelled "Juliette has rejoined the girls at Lockehill. She was bred to Ch Cambridge Commander and whelped December 6, 2013. Juliette had one boy and two sable girls.
Most photos are by Allana Hemenway of Atwater Shelties and myself.
December 6, 2013: Juliette had one boy and two girls in the wee hours this morning... all are well.
Lockehill Chosen N Bejewelled (left) was bred to Ch Cambridge Commander (right) and delivered her pups on December 6th.
Juliette was show briefly as a pup and has two points toward her championship....plans are to get her back out when she coats up after this litter. She is a truly beautiful girl but needed some time to mature both mentally and physically....she is ready.
November 15, 2013: Jolene had three sable male pups this morning! We are both pooped but happy.
The pups are fat and content and mom is very good to them. They carry the facial markings of their sire GCH Homewood Hayden shown far right
Hayden is the maternal grandsire of Ch Homewood in the Hamptons who sired Cooper and Gracie below so we are keeping it in the family. Hope to do a nice line breeding further on down the road.
Layla Pups by Ch Homewood in the Hamptons born April 2013
Layla's pups were eight weeks old when Allana and Dan took these pretty photos for me. Left to right they are Cooper, Gracie
Cooper is now Atwater's High Noon at Lockehill and is now Dan Hemenway's show dog. Gracie is Lockehill Atwater Grace Kelly and will stay here with me. She is just a wee bit oversize but has such a beautiful body and fantastic temperament that I plan to breed her for those traits.
So in a couple of years there will be some Gracie pups available ....what a hoot she is!
Cooper at 13 weeks left and center. Cooper is a tri-factored sable like his sire Sean. He is just starting to get those 4 month old spectacles that so many tri-factored pups exhibit. I think he must look like his dad.
Gracie playing "maul the sheltie" with her best buddy Megan to the right. Gracie is almost an inch over the charts so I am praying for her to apply the brakes soon, I just love her and hate the thought of loosing her to size.
Layla and Pups
Ch Homewood In The Hamptons x GCH Lockehill Le Premier Pas
Layla is shown left with her two day old pups born April 25, 2013.. The girl is on the left with the super long tail with the male on the right. The boy will be trifactored like his sire "Sean" shown on the right finishing his championship under Judge Barbara Wright. Barbara suggested this breeding.
October: Cooper is now in show training and Grace is staying here.
Lockehill Jolene My Love
Ch Prairie Closen Legacy x Lockehill Careless Love
Jolene with her nine day old pups. She is a very good mom and keeps them very clean and well fed. In fact they are fat little boogers, never complain unless mom sits on them. I am pleased with the guality of all five of them. I move them out of their bed to change it and took advantage of the soft light for this picture.
Their sire is Ch Macdega Allegiance who is shown right. The pups were born January 22, 2012.
Warning: 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
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