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Breeding Philosophy

We never breed simply to have puppies. Our emphasis is on producing Quality, not Quantity. Each breeding is carefully planned, not only in the hopes of producing outstanding show prospects, but even more importantly, healthy, well adjusted puppies that you (and we) can live with. All homes are screened to ensure the compatibility of the puppy and people. We want both you and the puppy to be happy with each other. After all, Shelties generally live to 12 years old. That's a long time to enjoy each other.

We provide a written contract with each puppy or adult placed. We don't have a zillion question form for you to fill out if you're interested in one of our puppies or adults. Simply drop us an email, tell us about yourself and we will "chat" a bit.

All puppies will have at least their first shot and worming. Rear dew claws are removed from the puppies but the front dew claws are left on. Why? Because the front dew claws are used fo stability and help dogs to gain traction when they make quick turns. Since we often sell to agility and obedience homes, the front dew claws are left on.

We have no puppies or adults available at this time. If you are interested in a companion and wish to be considered for my waiting list you can contact me via email. Your email must contain the following information to be considered:

Why are you choosing a Sheltie OR what is your previous experience with owning a Sheltie. Please include health history of any past Shelties (cause of death).
Living arrangement - house or apartment? fenced yard? doggy door?
Other people and animals in the family.

Lastly, please consider whether you are up to raising and caring for a puppy. Do you have the physical ability to do all the clean up and care that is needed for a puppy? Are you committed to attending an obedience class or do you have the experience and patience to train your puppy yourself so that your puppy will grow into a well-mannered adult? Will you be able to care for the puppy as it grows until the end of its life, a period of perhaps 12 to 16 years?

I may not be able to reply to your email right away, But, I do try to reply within a week unless we are on vacation. Then I will reply within a day or two of returning.

Companion puppies are $2,500 which includes the AKC registration fee.

One of the requirements of an AKC Breeder of Merit is to ensure that ALL puppies from a litter are registered with AKC. Therefore, part of our purchase process is to fill out the registration paperwork and mail it to AKC. Please have your puppy's registered name selected when you come to pick him/her up. (All our puppies' registered names begin with our kennel name - "Istari.")

Show prospects are occasionally available to active participants in conformation. These are priced at $2,500 now and another $,1000 when they take their first AKC/CKC point, finish any AKC title, finish a UKC championship or are bred. We remain co-owners on the registration until the full price is paid. OR $3,000 outright at the time of placement (no co-ownership) & no future payments.

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