At Skyehaven we breed very selectively and infrequently, often planning a litter years in advance. We screen all our breeding stock insofar as we can, for genetic anomalies. Additionally, we offer a lifetime genetic health guarantee on all our puppies. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of any of our dogs to any home which does not meet our criteria.
Skyehaven Shetland Sheepdogs is located south of Winnipeg Canada on 1-¾ acres of prairie. We built our dream log home in 1991 and have been here since then. Over the years, our property has developed from an abandoned farm site to a tree sheltered property bordered on the north side by a paved road, and on the south side by a narrow creek. Over the past 25 years we have planted more than 500 trees, included evergreens, deciduous and fruit trees, giving our property the appearance of a park. We both were fans of the Albert Payson Terhune books, and of Collies as youngsters. Our love of the breed led us to begin a Collie exhibition and breeding program in the late 1980s. We segued into Shelties in 1990 and added a Powder Puff Chinese Crested in 2003. The west side of our property is divided into 7 spacious 6 foot high chain-link runs for the dogs. We house on average 5-6 Shelties at any one time. The east grassy side of our property is also fully fenced for the safety of the dogs accompanying me on my yard chores, and for our grandchildren. Cam and I are both retired school teachers. Cam taught Middle Years from 1976 until he became disabled by Multiple Sclerosis in 1987. I was an Early Childhood Educatior and Kindergarten teacher from 1984 until 2004. We have two children and five grandchildren 12 years through 17 years of age.