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.  


  • The About Amatras pages provide personal information on the human side of the hobby.
  • Read up on companion, performance, conformation and show dog FAQs.


  • The Contact Us page gives you alternate methods to contact us. Whether by phone, email or regular mail, we love to hear from you! Share your opinions and experiences with us.
  • Directions to Amatras are given both locally and non-locally.


  • The Credits page respects those who have helped us in the fancy, educational credits, kennel visits and nationals attended--a complete listing of our credentials.
  • Visit our libarary on the extensive bibliography page. I boast one of the largest personal collections of shetland sheepdog books and magazines from all over the world, including out-of-date publications and rare sheltie books.
  • Design credits and most graphics and artwork belong to NTNTZ Graphics (me). I no longer design nor maintain websites for others due to the insubordinate amount of time involved in such work. My focus is on my shelties and breeding program.
  • Special credit belongs to Breeders Assistant sheltie database software for the lovely pedigrees and in my opinion, the best kennel management software tool available for the serious hobbyist.


  • The Luxurious Links will offer alternative places on the web to learn about the delightful Sheltie. We do not provide these links as an endorsement or referral; merely, as an alternate suggestion. Each link will direct you out-of-site, but a separate browser window will open so you can easily return.

  • These Sheltie News pages are updated for major events only.



With dedication to Tessa Beard of Ashlinn Shelties.


© Amatras Shetland Sheepdogs, Englewood, Florida. Established 2000.