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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
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.