Welcome to the Sagebrush
This is the web site of the original
Sagebrush Shetland Sheepdogs, with 170 AKC titles
on our dogs since 1970. We started out in Wyoming, spent twenty-two years in the San Francisco Bay area of northern California, and are now located in northern Colorado. Our dogs are first and foremost beloved family pets, who share our home, our lives and our hearts. We rarely keep more than six adults, and average less than one litter a year. Ever since our first Sheltie was born in 1969, our dogs have competed successfully in conformation, obedience, agility, herding and tracking. We are committed to the Sheltie as a multipurpose breed.
Our goal in training is not to have the best dog in the ring, but to train each dog to perform to the best of her or his ability in the areas for which she or he shows interest and aptitude.
The titles earned by Shelties bred, owned or handled by us
include nine Champions, one Grand Champion, three Master Agility Champions,
two Champion Trackers, two other TDXs and
six UDs. They have won Group placements, Specialty wins, and High in Trials in obedience and herding.
Our goal in breeding is to produce puppies meeting the breed standard, who are sound in mind and body. We breed a litter of puppies only when we wish to keep a pup for ourselves. The parents have received applicable health clearances, and are quality representatives of the breed. I am a member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association and of the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California.