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.  


  • We are a small hobby breeder and as such, we have only an average of two-three litters per year. The Available Shelties pages will take you to the puppies we have available right now! We sometimes have adults and rescues available, too, so be sure to check out those pages!


  • You will find the link above provides all the Important Information you will need to transfer a sheltie to your home. If there are any unanswered questions, just ask!

    Applications & Contracts: This is where it all happens. If you are interested in a sheltie and have read the Sheltie Primer & Transfer Information pages, then begin your journey with us by filling out an application. Thereafter, together, we will select the puppy that best suits your lifestyle. Once I have talked with you in person or via email, verified your references, and approved your application, you will then be directed to the Contracts page to review or complete and submit. Finally, this is where your lifelong journey of love and devotion actually begins!

    General Information: All the topics described below can be found in this section.

    -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.

    -Find out all the information you will need to transport your new puppy or sheltie safely to your home.

    -We have also disclosed our Vaccination Protocol in light of increasing controversy over this topic.

    Primers: 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.


  • We are proud of our history! Visit our past puppies that have either been placed in companion homes, performance homes and some others that have even gone on to compete in the breed ring! These pages includes all our past litters, all the way back to May 2001!
  • Be sure to visit our favorite section - the Puppy People Pages, which are delightful photos of sheltie puppies and adults with their new families!



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