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We usually breed one litter 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 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!

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LITTER INFORMATION

Megan was bred to Ch Paray' Panasonic, pups were born December 27th , three girls and two boys.

Pups are all claimed, I may breed again in the Fall since this was such an early litter.


 

 

 

December 25, 2016: A very pregnant Megan enjoying the Christmas sunshine with a little head nodding cat nap while she waits for her pups to make their entrance into the world.

Right is BISS CH Paray's Panasonic "DJ"who is responsible for her condition....what a smile!

DJ is also the sire of Serena's (Megan's daughter) litter that produced two show prospects that can be seen on myBrags page.

DJ has sired three litters for me and he never fails to put the pretty on.

 


 

 

 

December 27, 2016: Megan whelped her litter this morning. Three girls and two boys....mom and babied are doing well. It was an easy delivery...all pups are strong and nursing well.

December 28, 2016: Megan is very pleased with her one day old litter You can see they are very plump and clean. Will update the progress of this litter as they become more interesting.

January 2 , 2017: Right the pups are six days old and doing what they do best....sleep!

 

 

 

January 15, 2017: The pups are in a larger pen during the day, mom can hop in and out as needed. She just finished feeding and clean up and as you can see, they are so full they roll on their backs.

The pup far right is Jewel, center is Pearl, so named because of the white pearl on her head. The pink nose will turn black in a week or so.

They are walking fairly well and when they start standing well, they will get their first solid food.

 

 

January 24, 2017: Pups turned four weeks old today so they got to enjoy some time out on the Porch. Megan is there for support but they did fine.

Center is Ruby investigating her shadow.

Far right is the whole crew playing. This is the least blurred photo of the whole bunch. Megan is now outside the pen and they did not miss her. They so enjoyed the outing they were not still until they fell asleep.

 


 

 

February 1, 2017: Five Weeks...My what a difference a week makes! Pups are really starting to play rough. I put the wiggle board in the pen and they are already climbing on. They also are more demanding, want out to play and are tired of being confined.

Center doing what comes naturally... mauling your sibling!

 

 

 

 

February 7, 2017: Six Weeks...first day in the play yard and a reunion with mom. She has weaned the pups but they still want to nurse. They will give it up soon.

Center doing what comes naturally... mauling your sibling ...again!

 

 

 

 

February 18, 2017: Seven Weeks and a romp in the grass. If you got it, I want it stage. Lots of play chase, it is so much fun to run full blast and not hit the fence

left is Ruby on her way to join pearl &Mike pulling grass.

Center Jewel & Ruby storing up energy for the next romp. Far right is Mike, so named because of the white glove on his paw.

 

 

 

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.

I promised Jackie the "pick" for this litter and she did a good job finding the best. I fully expect she will finish her championship.

Her sister Pearl, Lockehill Lady Arya Rose Bronte will go to join her cousin MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte (needs one DQ for her MACH5) to begin training in Agility Arya Roas has some mighty paw prints to follow.

The other pups will be leaving shortly 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

All played out, Arya Rose joins Tigger have a nice nap. Tigger is not so scary as 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 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, 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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