We are a group of Sheltie lovers who prefer a smaller Sheltie for companionship, compe, and fun without compromising health, temperament or quality.
We recommend an experienced group of excellent breeders dedicated to the Toy Sheltie breed. We encourage you to reach out to our Gold Standard breeders first when you are considering adding a Toy Sheltie to your family.
When you are selecting a breeder and a new family member, puppy or adult, ask about breeding practices and health testing. Responsible breeders always have a vision of the future, a plan to get there, and a solid guarantee to support new families for a lifetime.
Toy Sheltie are an amazing addition to your family! They are happy, fun, brilliant companions! They love to snuggle, hike and travel, just be a part of the family! From International Agility Champions to therapy dogs to couch potatoes, there is a Toy Sheltie with eyes only for you!
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Toy Shelties are AKC registered Shetland Sheepdogs that are below the current size standard of 13-16” at the top of the shoulder. They are in fact the size of the original Sheltie breed imported from the Shetland Isles and today’s Sheltie of UK type.
Despite the negative propaganda, Toy Shelties are as healthy as standard size show-bred Shelties, many times more so. As a club we adhere to strict standards of genetic DNA testing to insure you get the healthiest Sheltie possible. Since our main goal is to produce and promote the absolute best and most beautiful travel companions, our focus and priorities are on excellent health and exceptional temperament.
Toy Sheltie breeders are working to get our Sheltie size, under 13”, recognized by the AKC as an additional size. Currently there is much debate by standard show-size breeders that the Sheltie breed is small enough. Today Toy Shelties are considered undersized, and cannot compete in AKC Conformation, but are eligible and highly competitive in AKC Agility, Rally, Obedience and Herding. They are eligible for AKC Trick Dog titles and AKC Canine Good Citizen awards. We as a group are working together to fulfill the AKC requirements for recognition as our own breed.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions.