Sunridge Shelties is a small
hobby kennel located on 12 acres about 20 miles outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
Our first sheltie was acquired in 1960.
breeding program, in addition to striving for intelligence and a willingness to
work, we have always sought to breed to the standard.
average, we only have a litter every couple of years. So every litter that we have is
very special to us. We take great pride in seeing that each puppy is
placed in its own special home.
History of Sunridge Shelties
our first sheltie was a pet and never bred, we consider him the "foundation" of Sunridge Shelties
in that he
instilled in us a great love and appreciation for the beauty and intelligence of
the breed. He had a wonderful temperament, as well as being beautiful.
He was a son of CH Pixie Dell Little Hobo ex CH Thorpehill Pepsi.
love" in the realm of dog showing was in obedience. We showed actively
from the early 1960's through 1975. During that period, we bred and/or
owned the following titled dogs:
Sunridge Amber Satin, CDX
Sunridge Blue Dandy, CDX
Sunridge Copper Kellie, CD
Sunridge Dixieland Band, CDX
Sunridge Dutchess Riyal, CD
Sunridge Great Silver Strike, CD
Sunridge Highland Daisy, CD
Sunridge Princess Riyal, CDX
Sunridge Reach for the Stars, CD
Sunridge Satin Slippers, CDX
Sunridge Yankee Doodle Dandy, CD
Dorisu's Daintee Dinah, CD
Nutmeg of Aron-Kae, CD.
In addition to
our own obedience dogs, we put obedience titles on the following:
CH Aron-Kae Blue Jeans, CD
CH Jolyn's Jubilent Jasper, CD.
obedience was the venue we showed in the most, breeding to the standard has also
always been a
high priority. In 1972, a puppy that we had bred finished his
conformation championship with 4- and 5-point major wins to become our first
home-bred champion. This beautiful
sired by the 1968 ASSA National Specialty Winner's Dog, CH Mar-Jan's Music Maker
of Waljon ex Nutmeg of Aron-Kae, CD. "Clipper" was
shown to his title by his owners at Larkel Kennels.
In 1985, due
to increasing health problems, the inevitable decision to "retire" from breeding
had to be made. We did not have any puppies or show any dogs for the next
In 1992, we
fell in love with and bought Benayr Beautiful Dreamer from Susan Bentley.
Then in 1994, we had our first "come back" litter.
A few years
later in 1996, we purchased CH Heatherland's Follow My Lead, a stud dog from a
line noted for their structural soundness. Our litters by him
excelled in the soundness we had hoped for. As a bonus, we also got pretty
faces! One of those "pretty faces" went to my daughter, Holly Potts, and
has since become:
CH MACH Sunridge
Follow Your Heart, MXB, MJS, AXP, AJP, HT, VCX+CH.
"Mandy" was shown to
her conformation and agility championships and to her herding title by my daughter, Holly Potts. My daughter, from her
youth on, has always been an integral part of Sunridge Shelties. As a junior
handler, she put a CD on her childhood favorite, Sunridge Yankee Doodle Dandy,
CD, having trained "Dandy" exclusively herself.
In recent years, we have
bred the following titled dogs:
Sunridge Sparks A Flyin', OA,
Sunridge High Tide, CDX, RA, AX, AXJ
Sunridge Song of the South, CDX,
NA, NAJ, AXP, MJP
Sunridge Wish Upon A Star, CD,
RN, CGC, TDI, AX, AXJ, OAP, AJP, NF
IntCH Sunridge Free As A Breeze
IntCH Sunridge With Style and Grace, CD, CGC.
above, we only have a litter every couple of years. Therefore, we will only
occasionally have puppies to share. We welcome inquiries from those
interested in having a sound, typey, pretty dog.
and Our Dog
above, we are a small hobby kennel. Here are a few photos of our home and
our dog room
and the grooming and bathing area we have set up for the dogs.
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