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.

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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.  



  • Uncover the mysteries of how man and purebreds evolved together to form the most complex relationship between man and dogs in the Canine History section.


  • Some fascinating history about the Sheltie is shared in the Sheltie History pages.


  • A list of significant events to the foundation and creation of the Shetland Sheepdog breed is unveiled in the Time Line.


  • Sheltie Stars that play a significant role in our breed are highlighted in this section.


  • What does the Future of the Shetland Sheepdog hold? Find out here!

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