Sheltie Puppies For Sale

I am located in Newark, Delaware.

I meet with ALL prospective buyers in person before they take their pup home, so they can visit with the pups, see parents (unless an outside stud has been used, in which case photo of sire). 

There will be the usual non-breeding contract with the full purchase price refund for up to 6 months after purchase of the dog for people interested in a pet. If however, you are someone interested in breeding, a breeding contract can be substituted. 

Puppies are 8 weeks old when they leave for their new homes.

"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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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. 

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. 

Information regarding both parents' medical clearances are given to each puppy buyer. That information is 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.

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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 up to 6 months after the purchase of the dog. After that, I have a right of first refusal clause for the lifetime of the dog.
  • I will fine you $5,000 for not contacting me if you decide you no longer want your dog. 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 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.

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. 

What Is Included In The Price?

The price of a puppy regardless of sex or color is $2000.  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. 

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Related Pages:

housebreaking a puppyPotty Training @ 3 weeks Old
Microchip Services


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 more 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.


It's Show & Tell Time....

Shiba is a Witness 
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Yankee Piper 
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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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