Suggested Must Reading

Sheltie Talk

Sheltie Talk
by Betty Jo McKinney & Barbara Hagen Rieseberg

The Sheltie owners “bible,” now in a brand new third edition, has been split into Vol. I and II. Vol. I includes 13 chapters especially for the new or prospective owner of a Shetland Sheepdog. It’s filled with practical information from understanding the breed Standard, the Sheltie’s personality and selecting a puppy to caring for the senior companion, Sheltie Talk is a how-to book from beginning to end. No sheltie fancier should be without this book and should be read from cover to cover, over and over and not used as a coffee table decoration!! Order thru Alpine Publications, 38262 Linman Road, Crawford, CO 81415 or by calling 1-800-777-7257.

Sheltie Guide

Sheltie Guide
Written and Illustrated by Jean D. Simmonds

THE SHELTIE GUIDE is a comprehensive interpretation of the AKC Shetland Sheepdog Standard, filled with numerous informative illustrations depicting the sheltie "Rights and Wrongs". Ideal reading for anyone interested in learning what makes a sheltie conform to its standard of perfection. Check out the Website. Please say you were referred by Sandy Staffan of Fanfare Shelties!!

The Shetland Sheepdog In America

The Shetland Sheepdog In America
by breeder/judge Charlotte Clem McGowan

This in-depth discussion of breed history is like taking a college course on Shelties! The author, a long-time breeder and judge, discusses the origin of the breed, important kennels and individuals through the decades, and much more. She also gives advice on showing, breeding, and interpreting the Standard. Did you know that Shelties were not originally bred to herd sheep? That size and much of their herding instinct was added through the Collie crosses done earlier in this century? These insights are just a sample of what awaits you! Order thru Alpine Publications, 38262 Linman Road, Crawford, CO 81415 or by calling 1-800-777-7257.

Color Chart

Sheltie International Color Inheritance Charts for the Shetland Sheepdog
by Jan & Peggy Haderlie

This 20 page, 8 1/2 by 11 inch, informative, illustrated booklet includes up-to-date information on color inheritance in Bi-Colors, as well as Sables, Tri's, Whites and Double Merles. It has been compiled by Jan and Peggy Haderlie of SumerSong Shelties. Written for and available exclusively at the Sheltie International Website.

Sheltie Pacesetter

A Bi-monthly publication

This magazine and its Website is exclusively devoted to the development and promotion of the Shetland Sheepdog, affectionately known as "Shelties".

Sheltie International

The Sheltie International
a bi-monthly publication

This Sheltie publication, stuffed full of PHOTOS, many in FULL COLOR, where you can meet WHO'S WHO in Shelties and Sheltie owners ! In each issue of Sheltie International magazine you will find what you are looking for - the top breeders, the top exhibitors, stud dogs, grown dogs, puppies, and also products and services for your Shelties. Check out the Website!

If you wish to gain more information on the Shetland Sheepdog, the following list of books and magazines are readily available. The   American Shetland Sheepdog Association web pages is an excellent source to obtain information as to how some of the books can be acquired. For a list of sheltie breeders/fanciers and rescue organizations, jump to our "Who's Who" page. We hope you enjoy visting the "Fanfare Sheltie Showcase" and others as well. More Links will be added, so please come again.

More Suggested Reading Material

The Shetland Sheepdog, A pictorial standard by the ASSA

McDowell Lyon's The Dog in Action (out of print - a real treasure find)

The New Dogsteps in a book or video by Rachel Page Elliott

ASSA Handbooks

Other Links

Sue Ann Bowling's "Sheltie Bloodlines Site"

Sunnybank, Home of Albert Payson Terhune

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