|Dante Kennels is a small hobby kennel. I raise and show Shetland
Sheepdogs. Here at Dante we believe it is very important to breed to
the standard for the Shetland Sheepdog. I have been involved with
showing dogs for almost 50 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 University.
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 have
recently completed all degree work for a Paralegal degree to assist
me in my role as a Legislative Liaison.
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."
|Proud Breeder/Owner/Handler of AKC/UKC Ch. Dante's Rocket Man,
Select Dog, Westminster Kennel Club 2014