January 28, 2007 - Show: Lindsey, UCh Ashlinn Bi Cover of Starlight takes Championship title at a UKC show

December 12, 2006 - Kennel: Amatras officially adopts kennel name change with the marriage to Raymond J. Desjardin

July 23, 2006 - Show: Faith, UCh Nakshatras Fathia takes Championship title at a UKC show

May 7, 2006 - Show: Junie-B, UCh Belmark Laugh Out Loud takes Championship title at a UKC show

March 5, 2006 - Show: Quinner, UCh Ailea Emeralds Reign takes Championship title at a UKC show

March 18, 2005 - Kennel: Nakshatras new kennel name is chosen: Amatras--in Vedic, simply meaning "With Heart & Soul". About this time, I begin to trust a relationship developing with a new mentor while at the same time, a friendship with my sister kennel, Ashlinn Shelties, grows stronger.

February 12, 2005 - Show: Emily, UCh Nakshatras Amatra II takes Championship title at a UKC show

October 24, 2004 - Show: Zee takes title! U-Int'l, UCh Snow Isle Below Zero, CGC

April 5, 2003 - Kennel: A litter bound under contract by a lease is satisfied, but also reignites our interest in the fancy.

December 22, 2002 - Kennel: Depressed by the heartache that comes with novice inhibitions, Nakshatras closes the kennel. We placed all dogs and sold all equipment, books & magazines. I never wanted to breed, show, or own a Sheltie, much less know anyone in Shelties.

December 12, 2002 - Kennel: Nakshatras partners-up with Raymond Desjardin. We discuss closing the kennel.

May 5, 2002 - Show: Sommie, Shahna Samson Of Nakshatras takes Group II at an AKC-sanctioned match

May 5, 2002 - Show: Joanie, Windfall's Playin' The Strip takes Group III at an AKC-sanctioned match

May 6, 2001 - Show: Molly, Ossum Bi Golly Miss Molly, takes Championship title at an IABCA Show

May 6, 2001 - Show: Buddy, UCI-Int'l Blue Heavens Rock My World, takes Championship title at an IABCA show

March 11, 2001 - Show: Buddy, Blue Heavens Rock My World, ptd. takes BOW for 2 points at an AKC show

August 4, 2000 - Kennel: Nakshatras establishes with an outright purchase of Shyli. Nakshatras--in Vedic, simply meaning "All the Stars"

September 1988 - Kennel: My first Sheltie, Shiva, Sergeant Shiva Sinclair

Amatras Shelties

321 S. McCall Road

Englewood, FL 34223


Tel. 941.460.8505

Fax. 941.460.8506



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Companion and conformation (show) shelties are guaranteed against genetic defects that render them unsuitable as a family companion for one year with a full money-back guarantee.

(Beyond one year of age, a five-year guarantee is extended with offer of a replacement puppy.)


Amatras Shetland Sheepdogs work purposefully with Sheltie breeders that perpetuate longevity & health in their lineage.

The family lineages you find throughout this website represent some of the finest lineages that have been offered to us and to the Shetland Sheepdog breed.

Thus, our goal is to perpetuate the quality already established and continually strive for the betterment of the breed.  

Amatras are breeders dedicated to focusing on longevity, health, temperament, structure, brains and beauty. Dogs are added to the program with these qualities only and bred only to improve each trait through each successive generation.




© Amatras Shetland Sheepdogs

Englewood, Florida

Established 2000.