to the home page for Echowyn Shelties. Shelties have been my passion since
my first sheltie "Nicholas" was acquired as a pet in 1985. Since that time,
I have immersed myself in the study of the breed, breed related activities
(training, showing, club associations), and interaction with others that
are interested in the breed I love.
Echowyn Shelties, as
a hobby, is dedicated to beautiful, healthy, intelligent companions. Above
all, Shelties are companions - all other activities are just further proof
of the versatility of the breed.
been to a few shows this year as there have other
things requiring our attention this year.
- In March,
Player Am/Can Ch Echowyn Almost Famous was Best
Veteran and Select Dog at the PVSSC show. He was
also a star in his class at the National in April,
sadly he was entered in correctly so the win did not
count. Bad mom!
was entered 2 days on the March Tarheel circuit and
was BOB both days.
Banner was shown one day in Concord, first time
since finishing in 2013, to get BOS and BOBOH, OHGrp
3. Its like riding a bicycle....
We hope to get out more in
the Fall and hope to have some exciting puppies to
(Ch Echowyn Obsidian) is now proven! A blue girl
from that litter is being grown out as a show
prospect. I have a blue male from his second litter
We have litters planned for late fall. Check back
later for more information.
Champion Echowyn Obsidian. Ian picked up his
finishing major in Fredericksburg under Col. J
Purkhiser and Select point the following day under
shows of the year for us we travelled down to
Alabama to the Cotton Cluster. We had an amazing
weekend, and brought home new
Champion Echowyn All In A Dream! Paisley picked
up 3 majors under specialty judges (Mark McMillan,
Marcia Bittner, & Guy Jeavons) to finish and
picked up a major (Guy Jeavons) and 2 pt. win
(Dianne Hawes). Sadly we also had to say good-bye to
Casper who had been suffering from acute renal
The fall was
spent picking up minor points at local shows on Ian
and Paisley. Player came out of retirement for a few
shows and picked up a some Grand Champion points
and enjoyed showing off in the veterans class.
done a few shows this year so far, but have been
proud of Ian and Paisley that have picked up
multiple major reserves. At the ASSA National in
Echowyn Obsidian went third in his 9-12 Futurity
Paisley, Echowyn All In A Dream, was third in
the large Bred by Exhibitor class.
Paisley are now both pointed. Ian picked up points
in Concord under Kathy Wilkins and won both days in
Richmond in June. Paisley picked up her first point
litters planned later this year out of
I've updated the photo
family tree of
Echowyn All About Me, Heidi had a pretty litter
sired by GCh Rosmoor Mojave. We've kept a Biblack
Echowyn Obsidian that we have high hopes for and
have started showing
Paisley, a littermate to Preston.
showing and hope to get out more in 2015.
Impresario. Preston won back to back specialty
majors at the Interstate Shetland Sheepdog
specialties in Oct 2012 and finished up 2012
needing a single point to finish. He finished at
the Spartanburg Shetland Sheepdog Club in
Ch Echowyn Star
Mystique. Cher finishes, going best of winners
for her final major at the Mattaponi shows in
Ch Echowyn Out
Loud. Banner Wins a 5pt specialty major in
February under Glenda Henson, a second major at
the all breed shows in Mattaponi in May, and
finishes with a third major under Houston Clark
at Greenville in July.
Ch Echowyn All
About Me. Heidi finishes with her final major
under Carrie Chase the day after Banner
finishes. We were over the moon!
My apologies for the old
out of date web site. Its due for an overhaul. I keep
telling myself - 'Someday.....'
Until then, come see us on Facebook!
We had a
great time at the ASSA National in Florida this
year. Preston, from Heidi's 2011 litter was first in
his class in the 9-12 Futurity class. Banner was 4th
in the Open Blue Dog class, and , despite having
babies on board,
was 3rd in the Open Black class!
Heidi, Echowyn All About Me
whelped a litter of six in March, sired by
Am GCh Can Ch Belmark Shake Up. We had four show
potentials in this litter.
whelped a litter of two in April. This is her first
litter and we are tickled that she gave us two bitch
puppies that show lots of promise.
puppies and adults available
won all 3 days on the Speedway Classic in November
going BOB over specials two days. She now has 12 pts
and needs just that final major to finish!
Heidi, Echowyn All About Me
won a major on the Tarheel circuit, bringing her
point total to 10. Heidi also was shown at the ASSA
National and made the cut in the Open Blue class.
2 years, we have new litters: Heidi was bred to
Ch Lochlyn Darkly Dreaming and presented
us with a litter of 4 lovely puppies. Trouble has a
litter of 3 by Am/Can Ch Echowyn Avalanche.
Congratulations to Patti Jackson, her
daughter Annie (Sandy Isle Satin and Pearls) picked
up a major & also placed 4th at the ASSA National.
Player son won a Best in Sweeps and both her
daughter are now pointed.
Visit our litters in the
Van Woert Prints for sale
completes his AKC championship with a 5 pt specialty
major under Deborah Nordby at the Interstate
specialty on Oct 10th.
Heidi, Echowyn All About Me is our newest star. She
has picked up 6 pts this fall
won her first major at the Chesapeake shows under
Simone and Rocky left us
broken hearted as they passed away this year.
Congratulations to friend Patty Jackson!. Co-bred
blue male "Doc" - Sandy Isle What's New In Blue,
placed in the Open class at the ASSA National and
finished his championship the following week.
has left for Thailand. He now resides with Anek
Golden Star Shelties and Poms
Welcome! We're always
happy to have other sheltie lovers stop by. This page is a work in progress....and
seriously in need of an overhaul!
I am adding content to these pages as I get the opportunity and adding
to my experience as a fledgling webpage creator in the process. My hope
is that one day - both will amount to something!
In these pages you'll
to our family and home. The dogs that make Echowyn shelties proud have
their own individual pages that can be accessed from
Dog page. That's where you can find out what's
what breedings are
planned. I've also included a page of candid
photos that are
fun. Puppies, past & present can be seen in the
If you are seeking
information about shelties, please check out the links on the
Info page. I have listed links to primary resources and links to
with web pages. There is also a short article on
puppy ears. I hope to add
other articles such as choosing a breeder, crate/house
training, and puppy development in the near future. On the
page, I have shared with you many of the resources I've found on the
web, as well as a list of other
these pages as my internet scrap book, sharing with you the dogs we are
proud to love and be loved by. Please treat the images on these pages with
respect. Most all of the photos and graphics are copyrighted by the original
photographer/artist. I have provided links on the Links page to the sites
and more can be properly obtained. Some of the drawings and backgrounds
are my own and represent dogs special to me. Please ask before taking these
for your own use. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please, look around,
have a pleasant stay, and come back soon!
80 Doe Court, Apex, NC 27523-8400
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Thank you for stopping by for a visit!
last updated: Aug2016