We breed in accordance with the rules of the Nederlandse Sheltie Vereniging (Dutch Sheltie Club)

Our waiting list is very long and taking into account our frequency of breeding and the small litters Shelties generally get, we so far have enough people waiting for a few years yet. We will first meet these people and possibly people that have found a puppy elsewhere will drop off our list, but for now we don't put new people on our waiting list to avoid disappointment.

   

The 3rd of September 2022 a litter was born of our Rainbow Glory Lieut Keyla Detmer (Keyla) and the gorgeous and sweet male Lundecock's Russian Dream (Ivan). There are 4 females, the pups are all booked right now, but we have still have to meet all potential owners. We thank the van Ulsen family very much for allowing us this mating.

Rainbow Glory Lieut Keyla Detmer

 

Lundecock's Russian Dream (Ivan)

3 U in youthclass, at the International show in Rotterdam 2019   Lit, DK, SE, HU, NL, LU, INT Champion
ECVO test 18-05-2022: CEA/PRA/ clear, Distichiasis not clear, CEA Genetically clear   ECVO test 24-07-2020: PRA clear, mild CRD
HD-A Norbergvalue 35    
MDR1 +/+ (clear)    
Height: 37,5 cm    
Complete dentitian   Complete dentitian
     

On this page you'll find more pictures of this litter.

In this picture the pups are 8 days old

The 10th of September 2022 a litter was born of our Rainbow Glory Vulcan Minister T'Pau and the gorgeous and sweet male Tamduro Heart's On Fire (Lewis). They are two girls and a boy. We thank Rianne and Aalt Schoeber very much for allowing us this mating.

Rainbow Glory Vulcan Minister TPau

 

Tamduro Heart's On Fire

ZG in openclass, behaald op de Joe Kat show 2022   1 Excellent in Intermediate Class, at the International show in Echt 2019
ECVO test 18-05-2022: CEA/PRA/ clear, Distichiasis not clear, CEA Genetically clear   ECVO test 02-12-2021: CEA/PRA clear, MPP and Distichiasis not clear, CEA Genetically carrier
HD-A, Norbergvalue 27,5   HD-A, Norbergvalue 40
MDR1 +/- (carrier)   MDR1 +/+ (clear)
Height: 37,5 cm   Height: 37 cm
Complete dentition   Complete dentition
     

On this page you can find more pictures of this litter.

In this picture the puppies are 1 day old. The one in the middle is the male.


The planning of future litters is as follows:

  • Imzadi will be bred in the spring of 2023, we don't know yet by which male.
  • Keyla and T'Pau will be bred in the fall of 2023, we don't know by which males yet.
  • Leeta will be bred in the fall of 2023, probably by Rainbow Glory Jean-Luc Picard (Woody), if all her healthtests check out.



READ THIS FIRST BEFORE YOU CONTACT US FOR A PUPPY !!!

We would like to tell what is important to us in new owners for our puppies. Read this carefully and ONLY if you completely agree with this, you may contact us for a puppy. Why is this so important ? Unfortunately we have experience with people saying what we want to hear in our face, but once the puppy has moved to its new home, they do what they want with it and listen to their regular conservative veterinarians. We care for our puppies very much and invest 24/7 all our energy into breeding a nice, healthy familymember for you, so the least we can expect is, that you care for the puppy like we would.

Vaccinating when necessary / Titer Testing

We vaccinate all our animals only when necessaryy, also our puppies. Fortunately every year the number of veterinarians who do Titertesting increases, but unfortunately there are also still way too many vets that will try to convince you the puppy or dog needs regular vaccinations. The most common way of vaccinating bombards the developing immune system of the puppy with antibodies, wether it needs it or not. They hope one of the vaccinations that are administered at 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age will actually work to protect the puppy from three potentially deadly diseases. The essential word is hope, a regular vaccinating scheme does not guarantee your puppy is actually protected against these diseases. There's even evidence that vaccination does NOT work when the puppy is still protected by the maternal antibodies. You could therefore walk around with your puppy for a year, untill the next regular vaccination, while your puppy is unprotected and vulnerable to these diseases.

Fortunately there's a way of proving your animal is protected, without burdening the immune system more than necessary. This way a drop of blood is tested for antibodies that tell wether the animal is protected, this is called Titertesting. If the puppy has been drinking milk from its mother for the first 2 days of its life, it has received enough antibodies to last at least 6 weeks, and usually even longer.

We Titertest our puppies at 6 weeks of age. Depending on the result of this test, the puppy is vaccinated or not. In both cases the Titertesting should be repeated at about 9 weeks of age. If the puppy has been vaccinated at 6 weeks, you test at 9 weeks if this vaccination worked. If the puppy was not vaccinated at 6 weeks, you test if the maternal protection has decreased enough to make a vaccination work. After vaccination there should always follow a control-titertest to prove the vaccination worked to protect your puppy. Then the puppy is titertested again at 1 year of age and more often than not proves to be protected for 3 more years. That means that only one vaccination can provide enough protection for 4 years !!! And very often when the titertesting is repeated at 4 years of age it even proves to still be protected for three more years. You can compare this to humans who are vaccinated once in infancy and are protected for their entire lives.

If you buy a puppy from us we expect you to support our way of vaccinating only when necessary and do NOT allow your regular vet to convince you to just follow the regular vaccination scheme. We give you this whole story on paper, so you can show it to your own vet and we recommend a vet near you that does Titertesting. You don't need to move to this vet entirely, we also go to a different vet than our regular vet, just for Titertesting. To reward you for supporting our way of vaccinating, we pay for you first (control)Titer. It is very important to us that you support this.

(Early) Castration /Neutering

For a long time it has been common practice to neuter animals that would not reproduce. Still far too many vets start to talk about neutering the first time you visit them with your puppy. Unfortunately neutering a dog at this young age has more more drawbacks than benefits. Look at this site where some of the drawbacks are written. This article focuses on the physical (orthopedic) drawbacks, but there are also many adverse effects of early neutering on the temperament and coat.

Of course we know there can be reasons to neuter a dog. But in the Sheltie many of these reasons are not so valid. Sheltie males very rarely show such severe hormonerelated aggression that it would necessitate neutering for that reason. Sheltie females are so fastidious about cleaning themselves, that you will rarely find a drop of blood on the floor, which they then will more often than not clean before you can. Also very few Sheltie girls will go look for a partner themselves, which means they can go off-leash for most of their heat, with exception of the few days they would allow a male to breed them. The main drawback of neutering a Sheltie is the maintenance of the coat. The coat sort of explodes after neutering, the hairs grow softer and thicker, which makes coat maintenance near impossible. Please don't underestimate this drawback, we even don't neuter our retired bitches for that reason.

Also regarding (early) castration we urge you to not allow the regular, conservative vet to persuade you. Anyway dogs really need their sexhormones for their physical and mental development into a happy, stable and healthy familymember. Of course there's a period in their puberty when you would like to strangle them from time to time, but the hormone spike that occurs during puberty wears off when growing into adulthood. When your dog is an adult, at least 2 years old and you do want them neutered then, despite the drawbacks, that's of course your choice. But the guarantees we give for a puppy are void if you neuter them before they are 2 years old.