|Dante Kennels is a small hobby kennel. I raise and show Shetland
Sheepdogs. I have been involved with showing dogs for over 40
years - starting out as a 4-H kid and I acquired my first sheltie in
1974. I recently took several years off to complete my Master of
Fine Arts degree in Theatre - Acting from Virginia Commonwealth
You can check out my acting career at this link: Elizabeth Brinkley
- actress. I am now working as a free lance actress and taking my
spare time to re-establish my breeding program in Shelties.
I will study the BITCH as well as the sire.
I will study the GRANDPARENTS rather than the parents.
I will not pay attention to breeding superstitions.
I will interpret a pedigree by breeding FACTS AND DOMINANCE rather
than by names and TITLES
I will keep full breeding records and draw conclusions accordingly.
I will put away culls, weaklings and the deformed shortly after birth.
I will judge a stud to his OFFSPRING even to the third generation.
I will honor most the BRED BY EXHIBITOR dog.
I will give preference to breeding specimens of good temperament and
I will have patience to TRY AGAIN and again and not be discouraged by
litters which are disappointing.
I will be led on constantly by the seductive dream of one day producing
THE PERFECT DOG OF MY BREED.
And if another breeder forges ahead of me, I shall envy them, but also
|We have done so much with so little for so long, we think we could do
anything with nothing at all in no time flat.
|Home of AKC and UKC Champion and Best in Show winning Shetland Sheepdogs
|Proud member of the
American Shetland Sheepdog Association
|"I don't adopt my pups, I sell them. They are not rescued. They are
planned. They were specifically bred to ensure the best chance for
good health, good looks, type, and temperament. All my pups are
raised in the house and played with by the whole family until they
leave here for a home believed to be exceptional. The adults are
shown, loved and allowed to breed in specific ways after extensive
research & health testing. I have many references from satisfied
owners. If you love your dog, thank a breeder."