Prefix : LAMARILLI (Shetland Sheepdog)
I purchased my 1st sheltie in 1994.
I have 5 generations; a true sheltie pack. Mothers, Daughters, Son, Sisters, Brother, Cousins, Uncles, Aunts, Grannys and G. Great Granny.
I trained as a dog behaviourist & as a sheepdog trainer.
My shelties are much loved & treasured members of our family. Our puppies are raised inside and socialised with their doggy Aunts, Uncle, Cousins, Grandmother and their human family as well. I believe the first 12 weeks of a pups life is incredibly important. My pups are handled constantly. The pups doggy family are NEVER removed from them. They are loved and taught right from wrong throughout that 8-9 weeks we have them. All the members of my pack have a role to play in raising the puppies. Uncle Frodo is the disciplinarian, Granny Kimmy just wants to play & love them. She starts gently disciplining them when they are about 6 weeks old. Petal mothers them...sometimes she starts to lactate and helps feed the pups even if they are not hers, especially her daughter Holly's pups. It is wonderful to see mother and grandmother both in the whelping box nursing the pups together...this is nature at it's best! Amber just loves to play, rarely does she discipline.
It is wonderful to see how a pack behaves when left to act just like they would do in the wild.
I strive to have pups that are well balanced when they leave us.
The worst part is letting the pups go to their new families.
The trick is finding the best possible families for our precious pups
Next Litter Planned: Unknown