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 email@example.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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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 well....works 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 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 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.