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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!


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April 1 , 2015: Yea the play yard!

Now we can really run...Dear Lovey who is ten years old, loves pups and will stay close to watch them. Megan is looking a little tired (should have trimmed her ears) of the routine but is patient with them.... will wean them soon.

Below the pups check out the tunnel ...then Maria waves and then ponders another chase with Mason. At five weeks old, these pups do not hesitate to check everything out, they act like six week old pups and were ready for a new adventure. Last is Opal checking out the fan, she is unafraid of everything and is the biggest and boldest of the is good!

March 30, 2015: Pups are five weeks old today. I expanded the porch pen to 8x12 and added the wiggle board. It is a piece of warped cypress that is a real hit with pups. They play "king of the board" and learn balance as it rocks. As you can see, everyone want to be king and it looks like the big girl Opal is the winner this round.

Note Ryan giving the wee boy Piper a bear hug in the far right photo while Mason falls off the heap. Don't worry, Piper is usually on top!

Hope to get better pictures when I move them to the puppy play yard...problem is that every time they move up in pen size they complain more when they have to go into the 4x4 night time pen.

Left to Right





Maria &



March 23, 2015: Megan pups are four weeks old and enjoy their first trip out on the porch. A quick snack from mom and it is off to see the new world. The porch is covered but open on two sides so they are hearing birds a feeling the wind and all the new smells are delightful.

Could not get all six in one shot. Mom looks ready for a nap!


March 17, 2015: Megan pups turn three weeks old and enjoy their first solid meal...they cleaned the bowl in no time.

arrows show which are boys and girls. The little guy is holding his own but will be a small boy.

March 8, 2015: Megan has to sit up to feed her brood of six and all seem to know their place at the table. She is such a good mom, sleeps in the room and goes in to feed when the pups stur or whimper...when dinner is done, the eyes get heavy and it is soon naptime which I am sure is Megan's favorite time of day.

March 3, 2015: Left are Megan's pups at eight days old. She keeps them spotless and they are well fed with no help. On the left in the photo is the small male who is half the size of his sister who is on top, keeping him warm. They do not have a lot of bling but are nice pups...time will tell if one becomes a champion.

February 23, 2015:Lockehill Love Song "Megan" (left) and Ch Kensil's Nutrageous "Rage" are the proud parents of a nice litter of six pups in the wee hours this morning. three boys and three girls...I am pooped.

NutRageous is a candy bar ....not my choice for names but a lovely dog with a wonderful temperament and nice harsh red coat!




Watch the latest litter grow - below are last year's litters, all have gone to their forever homes.


Atwater's High Noon At Lockehill (10points 1major) x Lockehill Love Song "Megan"

January 26, 2015: Lockehill Serena's Song is now six months old was shown for the first time in February. She is not yet ready to win and she didn't but just wait in a couple of years things will be different.

She is a blend of Megan and Cooper, looks more like her dad and most certainly has his exubuerent personality. It should be fun trying to keep all four on the floor. She has her dad's nice movement and may darken to a shaded sable like him.

Right is Serena at eight weeks and again at six months.




October 21 , 2014: The Megan x Cooper littermates turn 15 weeks old.

Left is Rhett Morris then Sunny Moore at his kindergarten class then and right Sadie McConnell gracing the Fall pumpkins

Check out my "show & tell" page for new pictures of Cooper!

October 19 , 2014: Caitlyn, also a littersister of the above crew, needed her ears set as they were falling on her head (too much swimming in her water bowl).

I tried to explain how to set them via email but failed to explain that it is a two man job and that the glue sets where ever it ends up! Mommy Pat said it was a real funny adventure.

As you can see, Caitlyn now sports a stylish "spike" hairdo and a what have you done to my hair look on her face!

Later....Mom trimmed up my do and don't you think I look great! Got my sheltie smile is good.

Far right is the fifth pup Serena my "keeper". Looks like the show ring is in her future

Sept 14, 2014: Emily (11weeks)and Serena (9weeks) had their first outing to Atwater Shelties. They spent the day playing with new shelties friends and joining in a birthday party for some socializing with three lovely children

Later Dan set their ears in braces in hopes they will someday make the showring like their fathers. It was a big day and they slept all the way home.

They both got to meet their fathers...who gave them a nice sniff and decided the older dogs were more their speed. Emily is like a clone of her father, so much alike in looks and temperament. Serena is a blend but definitely looks more like her sire Cooper.



Oct 6th: Kissing cousins...Rhett(orange bow) just loves his buddy Betty. Rhett is (Cooper x Megan) and Betty is (Caiden x Jolene) so that makes Rhett Betty's uncle.

Sept 12th, 2014: Betty meets her new friend, center Megan's daughter Sadie looks like she has settled into her new life...tough.

Far right is Caitlyn at home...lets see here, this is not at all like the swimming pool bowl at my old home...oh I see, put your feet in the lower bowl and then drink out of the reservoir. I am so smart, it took me no time to figure this out!



Sept 6th, 2014: Maggie has joined the Carboni clan and is learning that boating is a great weekend treat. First she learns the water is fun with her new playmate...learns to wear her lifevest and then best of all a boat ride! Back on land she feels big enough to fetch a real stick! Ah life is good. Thank you Jolene and Caiden for the great temperaments your lovely pups enjoy.

Aug 31, 2014: Below are the pups enjoying the fan, Sunny chewing a toy. Sadie and Rhett and far right is Serena (Emily waits her turn) cooling off in the water bowl which she thinks is a swimming pool, a trick that Caitlyn has taught her siblings. They line up to get a nice cool one and Caitlyn butts in and plants both feet in the bowl so now they think that is how it is done! Megan when she was a pup would bury half her face in the bowl to drink and I noticed that Caitlyn sometimes does the the genes I guess.



Aug 22, 2014: Jolene's pups are all promised, the first girl went home yesterday and the other two will be going this weekend. I and retaining the girl to the far right as a show prospect.

Megan's pups are growing fast and all of this litter are promised.

The first photo is the beginning of an ambush! the board they are chewing on is an old cypress log that is warped so it wiggles when they climb on top. Great for "king of the hill" games and it teaches balance and that things that wiggle under foot are okay. Middle is Rhett and right is my pick Emily. Rhett is going to join Betty when he is ready to leave.


August 1, 2014: Big day for pups, Megan's crew got their first solid meal far right.

While Jolene took her piglets outside to the puppy pen for the first time. They just had a blast running with the good traction under foot. Little girl Betty Boop loves the drag rattle (home made best toy ever) and pulled it across the pen. She has really come on and can hold her own against the larger siblings.

Sorry about the blurr but my digital camera cannot stop the action in this low light. I have to take the pups out before dawn or it is too hot.



July 24, 2014: Jolene's pups are four weeks old and getting to spend sometime on the porch. Unfortunately they move so fast that the only photos in focus are bedtime. The first photo is 10 days and you can see the little girl at the top of the photo is smaller.

The center photo, shown with her brother, you can see she will be a little girl. Right is the plain girl that I plan to grow up as a show prospect.

I couldn't get a photo of the last girl, they were too blurred.




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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