Carloway Shelties is a hobby kennel located on five beautiful acres in Northeast Illinois
about one hour north of Chicago in Antioch, Illinois.
We have been involved with showing purebred dogs for over 30 years, finishing
our first champion (Collie) in 1974. Our Shelties have won prestigious
specialty shows all over the country.
Our breeding philosophy is to
incorporate only those Shelties
who are excellent representatives of the breed and possess
correct Sheltie type and temperament. The dog show
arena is a sport I am passionate about but also serves as a
proving ground for the quality of Shelties my breeding
program is producing. All dogs used for breeding are
tested for eyes, hips, vWD and thyroid disease before
becoming a part of my breeding program.
In each well planned litter, there are beautiful pets
available as companions to approved loving homes as well as
my next show hopefuls. These pets are sold on spay or
neuter agreements only. We strive to match each puppy
placed as a companion into a compatible home based on the
prospective family's lifestyle, family size, work schedule,
experience in dog ownership and several other factors.
why we will not ship puppies as pets around the country and
only sell pet puppies to people who have visited
us personally to meet and interact with our dogs. Our
puppies are sold with a written contract which includes a
two year health guarantee. We provide extensive
written material regarding training, grooming and keeping
your new pet healthy and happy. We are also available
through the life of the dog for questions and advice.
We have dedicated a large part of our life together to the betterment of the
breed. We have made sacrifices but the rewards we receive from living with
our dogs on a day-to-day basis have provided us with so much love and
Susan is a proud member of
The American Shetland Sheepdog Association
Interlocking Shetland Sheepdog Club
Illinois Dog Club & Breeder Association
Collie Club of America
States Collie Club
Susan is an AKC
licensed judge of Shelties and Collies