ok, so we have bred our 2 shelties now, 4 times (resulting in 3 litters) ( merlin is 7 years old Star is now 6) i am happy to report that shortly after christmas, we will be having PUPPIES! yay! we breed for mainly agility, with some herding. Both star and merling are whizzes at agility. Merlin is also my Seizure alert dog. he lets me know if i have a seziure coming on and he lets me know. Both dogs are registered with AKC Star is a dark sable Merlin is a blue merle soo any who... after the vet passed star as healthy ( she always is but at her yearly check up the vet gave the ok to breed) we bred her during her next heat. this is her and merlins last litter. after these pups are weaned, ill be spaying and neutering both of them.i have 3 pups spoken for. star averages 4-5 pups a litter, but who knows lol. her belly is rapidly growing! ill be taking her in to have xrays soon (tomorrow or monday) she is 50 days gestation right now with her due date being 12/27 so far she has had blue merles, sable merles, sables and tri colored pups. 80 % of her pups have gone on to excell at agility, obediance and herding. 5 of these 2s pups have shown signs of the possible ability of being seziure dogs. i am proud to say that my screening process is AMAZING. not one of my pups have switched owners, they are all healthy, happy and well socialized dogs. i am in constant contact with all the pups owners . i have had 2 repeat owners ( got one pup one litter wanted another pup the next litter) and will have a 3rd repeat buyer this litter. we keep our pups till they are 12 weeks old and most of them are nearly potty trained by then. i love hearing news about my babies, and would take any one of them back with no problem if the need arose . for some reason i cant find the pics of previsous pups.. UGH ill get some pics of star and merlin in the next day or 2!