Moss Creek Farms, Southern Ohio
UPDATE: The first babies of the 2nd generation arrived in December, 2019, with two more litters in 2020, two in 2021, and one in 2022. Shelby’s Big Moment may have one more, but she has been content to help take care of her sister’s puppies, who just had one May 21st. Our new little sire delivered as expected, and this generation tends to be smaller than their mothers...although, not always. We plan to keep refining our line for size, and love their low maintenance coats, sweet dispositions, and attentive expressions.
The girls, “Shelby’s Sweet Surprise” and “Shelby’s Big Moment” are smaller than mother Shelby, taking on some of Nico’s traits, while exhibiting all of those wonderful nurturing instincts of their mother.
I found the girls a sweet wonderful bi-black mate. He is a little smaller, which aligns with our goal to make the 2nd generation more likely to be average in size instead of over-sized like much of the first generation was. I am happy to report that this has been a successful effort.
The sire, Happy Little Treasure, brings show champion lines to our line.
Did you know the heat cycle for a dog only occurs about every 6 months? Twice a year, each mommy has the opportunity to decide if she chooses to have a litter.
For 2022, we are evaluating our future in breeding, and considering branching out into show with our newest addition - an adorable little sable boy from Whiteoak Shelties. Just wait until you see him!
Meet Oliver! He was one of our big boys from the December 6, 2016 litter. Oliver is a little spoiled by his mom, Nicole, and we think that is wonderful! In 2018, Oliver was featured in a TV commercial for Roy O’Brien Ford, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Doesn't he look fabulous in that Ford?
I fell in love with Eli, the tricolor Shetland sheepdog (back left), at a farm trade show in 2013. After about a year, we got his companion Sasha (the bi-blue). As our kids moved out and left holes in our hearts, we filled them with shelties. Another year went by and we got Cash and his friend Gunner, the Australian Shepherd. I am always careful to be the responsible pet owner and neuter my babies for their health, never thinking of raising puppies.
In early 2015, a tri-color named Nico (front) came home, and my husband joked if I was going to keep buying puppies, I should consider just raising them - it would sure be cheaper! I thought it was a wonderful idea. So, I went looking for a Momma dog.
Meet Shelby Moss - our retired Matriarch. Her size and strong nurture and protect instincts made her a fabulous mother. She's a snuggle bunny who loves all humans. She’s a white factor blue merle, and she is Nico’s companion.
About once a year, she decides she would like some babies, and while we love them dearly, we can't keep them all. They are adorable white/blue merle and tri-color babies with fun personalities. Past puppies have grown to be anywhere from 18 to 35 lbs, and all have happy homes with great pet parents who share their journey on our private Facebook group for parents and family of the babies. Our dogs, and our puppies all live in the home with us and are handled and loved on daily a daily basis.
Shetland sheepdogs are high energy fun-loving animals who enjoy outdoor activities and water fun. Kids like them because they can match their energy and play all day. Parents like them because of their natural instincts to keep everyone together, and to alert to strangers or visitors at home. They are not usually the quiet type, and are an all-around good family dog or companion. (left - Shelby's Big Moment and Happy Little Treasure) See details about the breed at http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/shetland-sheepdog/
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Our AKC Sheltie puppies are adopted quickly, so reach out to hold your furever friend or if you have any questions. Our puppies are AKC Registered, microchipped, and AKCReunite registered before you head home. We interview and select every potential pet parent. Contract is required.
Chillicothe, OH 45601, US