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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 .

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!




I do not have any pups available now. Megan was bred to Ch Paray' Panasonic,

pups were born December 27th , three girls and two boys.

Pups will be available the end of February, check back for updates.




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 shown below so these pups should be very similar to my last years litter.








December 27, 2016: Megan whelped her litter this morning. Three girls and two 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 to the right 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.



Serena whelped a litter of four on June 7. 2016. They are all in their new homes. Scroll down to follow the progress of this litter. Her mother Megan is being bred to Ch Paray's Panasonic also so the new litter should look very similar to the litter below. This new litter will be a repeat of Megan's last litter which produced beautiful pups.



September 3 , 2016: Brianne and Alice are going to their new homes. Brianne will be Lockehill Atwater Breeze "Brie"and go to Allana while Alice becomes Lockehill Mecca HallelouYah "Hallie" for Donna-Rae.

Alice on the right with her new owner Donna-Rae Coatta of Mecca Shelties in Canada has a long flight home ahead of her. She will fly to Alberta Canada in the cabin with Donna...hope she is a very good girl.

Brianne on left with Allana is going just up the road to San Marcos TX to become new showgirl in resicence with Dan and Allana Hemenway of Atwater Shelties.

I am very pleased!

October 27, 2016: Received word today that Donna-Rae had entered Hallie in the 4-6 month puppy class at the 2016 Canadian National Specialty...she writes;

Thank you Ladies….for helping me to achieve my goal!!!! Three years ago, I wanted to have a puppy in the national sheltie specialty in Camrose….so close to home! With your kindness Hallie and I stood in the Baby Puppy ring – 7 to 9 puppies each time….She might have been the youngest one there but what she lacked for in coat she MORE than made up for in ATTITUDE!!! Kisses to every judge who put a hand on her! She had trouble keeping 4 paws on the floor but would slurp up the treats and baited really well – occasionally! She brought smiles to the people watching and for her three times in the show ring she enjoyed every minute! That was all I asked of her….to have FUN!! Colleen Andrus….Loved her and complimented her the next day to other people that told me….said that she would be the one to watch for when she matured.



August 14 , 2016: Brianne and Alice at 10 weeks....still looking good.

Alice is a comedian, loves to entertain herself. She throws toys in the air and boxes them around. Brianne is more serious, prefers to chew up my shoes, loves to play fetch....much more focused in her lessions. Alice is much more like her mom Serena who was a big kid who drove me crazy until she was a year and a half old. The whole litter was quiet, never cried, rode in the car with not a whimper, hardly have heard a bark from them such a pleasure to have around.

Have to say, Alice makes me laugh, will miss her when she is gone.... will miss them both. Will keep you posted on their show careers.




May 12 , 2016: Megan's daughter Serena is in whelp.

I was so pleased with Megan's pups by DJ that I bred her daughter Serena to him. Serena's sire is GCH Atwater's High Noon At Lockehill "Cooper". Serena is pictured on the left when she was seven months old.

Right is Ch Paray's Panasonic "DJ"when he finished his championship with back to back majors at our Alamo Area Shetland Sheepdog Specialty Feb 2016. I am happy to report that Serena is pregnant and due to whelp in mid June.





June 10, 2016: Serena whelped her brood on June 7th...three girls and one boy. All are doing very well.

As you can see, they are all pretty with big white collars. They are strong, sleek, and fat. Serena is a very good mom just as her mother is. She seems quite pleased with her pups.

Will try for better photos when we have better light.








June 29 2016: Pups having first solid meal. Arrow marks the boy. Not to sure whether to look Mr. Penguin in the eye.

the pups were three weeks old yesterday and they are starting to play. In the next week they will start to explore and spend more time awake.

wish I had a better camera.



July 6, 2016: First day out on the porch. It is 6:45am so not much light to get photos. Too hot to wait for later. All my plants are fainting from the heat and I sure don't want the pups to get too hot. All they have known is A/C.

The pups are four weeks old and playing with toys but given the chance, they would rather pester mom.

Center is Alice, the big girl, taking it all in. Far right is mom Serena enjoying some outside time with her pups. She is in the process of weaning them as they are eating moist kibble now.



July 29 , 2016 We have had a break in the heat wave so the pups are spending more time in the puppy pen. Here they are running laps around the old fire pits. Brianne, then Davy (now Elvis, his new owners call name....well he does croon) and Alice making the corner.

Our new adventure is the smokehouse door. It does not take long for them to feel the cool air coming from the opening. After they learn to go in & out through the opening, I let the pet door flap down. The pup in the door is not deformed, it is one coming out and one going in! The old smokehouse has a concrete floor and a window A/C which keeps them cool. They run, get warm, and head for the cool...pretty sharp pups. Learned the system in a few minutes.

Sure will be glad when the tail rudders go down.



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 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 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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