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


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.  

Recommended Reading: Sheltie Primer & Transfer Information

  • This is where it all happens. If you are interested in a sheltie and have read the Sheltie Primer, then begin your journey with us by filling out an application. If you are interested in a pet or performance sheltie, fill out the Companion Application; for conformation or show, please fill out the Conformation Application.
  • By now, you have filled out the application. I have talked with you in person or via email, verified your references, approved your application and directed you here. You may also wish to review the contract before making an application. For pets or performance, select the Companion Contract link; for conformation or show, select the Conformation Contract link.


  • Learn the laws that protect your rights with the link to the Lemon Laws; or, for local transfers, Florida residents can select the Florida Statutes for review. We acknowledge and follow closely all legislation matters.
  • Your questions are answered in regards to the behaviors of males vs. females. Discover the pros and cons of spaying and neutering.
  • RECOMMENDED READING: Please read the Transfer Information section prior to inquiry, as this section will answer most of your questions relative to the transfer of your puppy from my home to yours.
  • Find out all the information you will need to transport your new puppy or sheltie safely to your home.
  • We have also discloed our Vaccination Protocol in light of increasing controversy over this topic.

  • If it's been awhile since you owned a puppy, you may find the Puppy Primer, packed with puppy tips, most helpful. A new 100-pg *.pdf version will be available for download soon! If you are new to shelties, you may also find the brief, online Sheltie Primer helpful, as well.
    • Puppy Primer (100-pg *.pdf manual will be available for download soon!
  • RECOMMENDED READING: Please read the brief, 2-pg online Sheltie Primer prior to inquiry.
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