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I am located in Newark, Delaware.

I meet with ALL prospective buyers so they can visit with the pups, see parents (unless an outside stud has been used, in which case photo of sire) and we can decide if one is a good fit for you

There will be the usual non-breeding contract with the full purchase price refund for the lifetime of the dog for people interested in a pet. If however, you are someone interested in breeding, a breeding contract can be substituted. 

Puppies must be 8 weeks old to leave for their new homes.

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"My new puppy, Betty, is a joy and I could not be happier with my experience with Yankee Shelties.  Linda, the owner, truly loves working with Shelties and it shows in the happy, healthy puppies and dogs she breeds and sells..." (read more)

Claire Fegley

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You also get updates on new pages and useful dog supplies and equipment to keep your pup healthy and happy.

COMING SOON:

Since there are more people wanting a puppy, than there are ever puppies available, I've decided to resurrect a WAITLIST with a little help from technology so it won't be such a hectic time for prospective buyers. Sign up for that in addition to the newsletter if you are serious about buying a puppy from Yankee. People will be selected for a puppy from the WAITLIST based on the date they signed on. You can check what number you are in the list anytime you want by clicking on a link emailed to you for your own customer portal. 

You can put yourself on the list, you can take yourself off the list. Or I can do that for you. I'll be sending out a newsletter soon with more details on how it will work. (Start a wait list they said. It'll be fun they said. What could possibly go wrong? they said.)

Occasionally I have adults also available. There will be a separate waitlist for adults.

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How Much Does It Cost to Produce One of These Yankee Shelties?

Health Screening of the Parents

Each breeder decides what they wish to do in order to maintain healthy dogs and bitches. 

As you can see, both on this page (when there is a litter expected) and on the “boys” and “girls” page, I list the medical clearances performed on each animal for the prospective buyer to see. Other breeders may do the same, some may do less testing, some do none.  All the testing and cost of maintaining the adults adds to the cost of each puppy. 

Copies of both parents' medical clearance certificates and forms are given to each puppy buyer so they can be assured the tests were actually done. Those forms are also very helpful for the vets that will be caring for these puppies once they go to their new homes.

With a Yankee Sheltie you are getting a puppy that was produced utilizing the best practices, the best nutrition, the best knowledge that I have. That is because I enjoy this activity and enjoy learning about canine care. I am passionate about raising dog breeding to an art form.

A Contract that Protects You, Me and the Puppy

Other breeders may or may not have a contract that stipulates what the sale involves. I have one.

WOW! What a concept!

The Contract

Here are the highlights:

  • Limited Registration meaning the dog is not for breeding. The name Yankee will proceed any name you want to use to register your dog.
  • No re-selling my dog to others, no dumping in the shelter or giving to a rescue, friend or family member. If you don't want the dog, it comes back to me. If you have a friend that wants the dog they need to sign a contract with me first. If you bring the dog back alive with registration and microchip signed over to transfer back to me, you get a full purchase price refund minus any non-refundable deposit at any time during the dog's life.
  • I will fine you $5,000 for not returning the dog to me if you decide you no longer want it. Same goes for breeding it without my consent. There are specific breeding contracts if you have that interest.
  • I can only guarantee health of the dog when it is in my possession. While I can't guarantee any dog's health forever, I'll still take it back and you will still get your refund, regardless of the dog's condition but I can't guarantee that no matter what you do to the dog it will stay healthy.
  • a completed necropsy report from a licensed vet and a return of the body to me is required if you say the dog died within 72 hrs of purchase,
  • I don't do business with anyone connected to animal rights extremists groups such as HSUS, PeTA, HSVMA etc.
  • I expect you to care for your dog as the companion animal it was sold as. While I'd like to think your sheltie would make a stellar agility competitor or therapy dog if that is what you are looking for, I can't guarantee what a puppy will mature into. If it doesn't turn out the way you want.... again... return the dog for a refund. You can always try with another dog.

If you would like to read the actual contract, click this link.

Why Include a Refund Guarantee For The Lifetime Of The Dog?

People often ask why I include the refund guarantee with my dog contract. 

It’s because the purchase being made is of a living, breathing creature. Not a stick of furniture to be thrown aside when it gets too old and tattered, 

Or goes out of style,

Or the Sheltie gets ill and vet costs are no longer affordable,

Or the kids get bored with it,

Or a couple divorces and can’t decide who gets the Sheltie, so neither one ends up with it.

Life can get messy. We all should understand that.

The dog contract sets everything in writing should things not work out as planned when I have Shetland Sheepdog puppies for sale.

I guarantee to give your purchase price money back minus any non-refundable deposit if you aren’t happy with your Sheltie for any reason, at any time (as long as it is still alive).

And if a buyer sees that he’s getting his money back simply for returning a Sheltie he doesn’t want, there will be fewer abused, neglected or abandoned animals.

My Shelties always have a home here at Yankee. So all prospective buyers of my Shetland Sheepdog puppies for sale are required to sign a dog contract before they walk away.

I believe if I am willing to breed, I should be willing to take responsibility for what I have produced… for life. This written contract helps to accomplish that.

And remember, it protects you as well. Having things in writing is always best.

Opie x Peekaboo Litter Whelped Nov 4, 2019

Birthdate.November 2016

Height 14.5"

Weight 24.5 lbs

Color Sable & White

PennHip 0.31 / 0.22

Dentition Missing premolars

Dermatomyositis.002:01/002:01 | AaBb (low risk)

Pedigree

Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal

Birthdate.November 2013

Height 14.5"

Weight 24 lbs

Color Sable & White

PennHip 0.32/0.35

Dentition Missing premolars

Dermatomyositis.002:01/002:01 | AaBb (low risk)

Pedigree

Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal

Reserved

newborn sheltie puppyMr Baby Blue

Reserved

newborn sheltie puppyMr Teal

Reserved

sheltie puppyMiss Yellow

Reserved

newborn sheltie puppyMiss Purple

Reserved

newborn sheltie puppyMiss Lime Green

Retained at Yankee

newborn sheltie puppyMiss Burgundy

Opie x Sugar's Litter Whelped October 28, 2019

Yankee's In Times Gone By - Yankee's In Times Gone By - "Opie"

Birthdate.November 2016

Height.14.5"

Weight 24.5 lbs

Color Sable & White

PennHip 0.31 / 0.22

Dentition Missing premolars

Dermatomyositis.002:01/002:01 | AaBb (low risk)

Pedigree

Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal
Yankee's Sugar Plum Fairy - Yankee's Sugar Plum Fairy - "Sugar"

Birthdate.April 2016

Height.15.25"

Weight 22 lbs

Color Sable & White

PennHip 0.41/0.30

Dentition Missing premolars

Dermatomyositis.002:01/002:01 | AaBb (low risk)

Pedigree

Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal

Thank you, everyone for your interest. All puppies from this litter have been reserved.

sheltie puppyMiss Hot Pink
sheltie puppyMiss Mint Green
sheltie puppyMiss White
sheltie puppyMr Black
sheltie puppyMr Blue
sheltie puppies sleepingPeekaboo's Litter

Past Litters

Security at Yankee Shelties

Anyone coming to my home to see puppies needs to sign a short statement verifying they are not visiting as an undercover animal rights fanatic looking to do me or my dogs harm and also give me a copy of their driver's license for security purposes. I must have this before you arrive. 

If you would like to get a copy of this Visitor Representation form, click this link.

Can I Make Payments?

Every once in a while, someone will ask if I would stipulate monthly payments in the contract for my shetland sheepdog puppies for sale. My answer is always “no”. The reasons are as follows:

Having a sheltie is not a necessity of life. It is a luxury item. If you don't have the required purchase price, then it would be best to return when you have the purchase price saved.

If you can’t afford the purchase price of a purebred puppy, I can almost guarantee you won’t be able to afford the routine vet expenses. Let alone if s/he has an injury and requires surgery.

Retrieving a pup for nonpayment is a difficult and emotional situation for both parties. I loathe the thought of taking a puppy away from a child because mom and dad didn’t pay for it.

So, all shetland sheepdog puppies for sale are always for full payment. This can be via cash, check or credit card if you wish. 

As with all things, you have a choice as to what level of quality product you wish to buy. For what amounts to a 10-15 year relationship with your dog, I believe that the better the quality, the better chances for happy, carefree time together. 

What Is Included In The Price?

Price for puppies is $1800. Here is what is included with every sale of a Yankee Sheltie puppy:

list of what is included in the purchase of a puppy

What Kind of Shetland Sheepdog Are You Looking For?

There is so much more that puppies go through before they ever reach the arms of their new owner. If you are interested in a little "back story" on what happens here at Yankee Shetland Sheepdogs, try the links below.  After all, you want one that is beautiful, healthy, and fun.

Call 302 668 5064 or email yankeeshelties@icloud.com for an appointment to visit and possibly reserve a puppy.

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Related Pages:

housebreaking a puppyPotty Training @ 3 weeks Old
Microchip Services

Microchipping 

I used to implant and register a microchip but I'm finding that the nefarious dog thieves have become adept at surgically removing the chips, so have to wonder at their efficacy. However, if you feel it is worthwhile, your vet can implant it. Just remember that YOU have to register your contact info with the chip company in order for them to be able to contact you,

Please see my page on the microchip for specifics.

Registration With AKC

I also used to register your pup with AKC but they have changed their system at this point where it makes for sense for you to do it either by snail mail or online.

Go to this page for further info.

If you are still researching whether this is the right breed for you, check out the page on Sheltie Personality. I'd rather see you choose a different breed than make a mistake on the type of dog that would work best for your household. Just because these sheltie puppies for sale are cute, doesn't mean you'd enjoy them for a lifetime unless they are a good match for you.

What It's Like To Own A Yankee Sheltie

It's always wonderful to hear how each of the Yankee Sheltie pups are doing in their new homes. And photos of them as they grow up are so much fun.

Please feel free to show the world your special Yankee Sheltie. Your photo and comments will appear as it's OWN PAGE on this website for you and your friends to visit.

DETAILS! WE LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THE DETAILS!

It's Show & Tell Time....


Pepper 
Pepper has been such a joy since we took her home from her mama Linda, who is an amazing sheltie breeder. We brought home a very socialized puppy on day …

Yankee Piper 
Just a gr8 pair

You're Awesome! I Love Your Contract! 
While I don't own a Yankee Sheltie, I'm keeping you on my list of top breeders I would like to get my puppy from in the future. Too many dogs get rehomed …

Great Puppies! So Impressed with Linda and the Whole Sheltie Clan! 
I have owned Shelties for over 27 years. My Yankee puppy, Lily, is my fifth Sheltie. I have never had the pleasure of meeting anyone with the depth …

Joy In Our Hearts 
We are in love with our little girls. They are absolutely beautiful and came into our lives at a point in time that only their love could fill our hearts …

Owning a Sheltie from Yankee 
My new humans picked me up this morning. I took the front passenger seat. They needed to know from the start who is calling the shots. We stopped …

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Puppies are for sale to approved homes. We reserve the right to make the final determination if a sale is to be made. This is in an effort to make a good match.

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