Charmhill Shetland Sheepdogs
 

About Us

 

 

 
 

               I have been involved with Shetland Sheepdogs for   40  years , the very first sheltie obtained  was a bitch  named 'Charm ' , whom was purchased as a family pet when my 3 daughters were young , she was a real character and was very loved  . We even attended several shows with her (  with babies, prams and bottles , a major family event ) .

                 When moving from New Zealand to Australia to live  a few years later  in 1979 ,we decided to get another pet sheltie and have had Shelties ever since . By the mid 1980s we decided we might like to show again , and this time became quite serious in our endeavours . Some of these  earlier shelties are on my Past Dogs page .  My bloodlines today are a mix of the best of Australian, European and UK lines .UK being the Country of Orgin of this beautiful breed  .                                                                                                                                                                         

   Over the years we have bred 11 Champions , and bought in 4 others that have been titled as well . Showing consistantly thru the years ,but with ongoing work and family committments its not  been every weekend !  We have had success under All-Rounder judges as well as Sheltie Specialists . 

   

 

               I strive to breed that lovely sweet expression that is so alluring in a Sheltie , with overall balance , movement and temperment . There are many things to look at when breeding , planning litters and / or selecting pups  . Each litter is hopefully bringing in or correcting some trait that is needed .

The one thing that is paramount to me when selecting puppies is  instant appeal of   UK Sheltie breed type , Outgoing Temperment (hopefully)  , Conformation  plus they must have overall balance , finishing with  that lovely reach of neck the standard calls for . My pet hate is a stuffy looking sheltie .

              With the new Techology of DNA testing these days , breeding has stepped up a notch in what we must test for  and part of this means we  have more tools to guide us  to help breed a  healthy puppy .   When the  DNA testing came into play  , it was my good fortune  to have had 9 shelties with results of  Genetically Clear CEA/Ch , MDR1, VW111  and now DM  , now later shelties  retained have the latest DNA tests as youngsters  with  full profiles done  .

However DNA results are only a small part of breeding as dedicated breeders  strive to breed to the correct UK breed type  . 

 

Ch Charmhill By Chaser ( owned By Kay Sullivan) ,

Au/ NZ Ch Charmhill Noahs Crusade ROMA    owned by myself

Charmhill Casino Royale deceased ( owned by Harradei Kennels ) ,

Charmhill Christabelle (owned by Kay Sullivan , Limbunya Kennels) ,  

Ch Charmhill Jacques Cartier  (owned by Nicole Pearson Hartly Kennels)  

Charmhill Carlotta owned by myself  

Charmhill Cherished Moments owned by Myself 

Charmhill Ci Cenorita owned by Jeanette Kania 

Charmhill Command Performance now retired .

 

I,m proud of this achievement .  But have the realistic view that one must look at a lot more than just eye  status . UK  Breed Type is Paramount   as that is from the Country of Orgin , Conformation  as is also a healthy happy sheltie .

            I live in the beauitful city of  Melbourne , which is a large City  on the East Coast in Victoria  Australia, Voted  most Liveable City in the world for 6th year in a row in 2016 and has a population of approx 4 million people .

I live on a normal sized house block these days after previously being on acreage , so numbers are kept low. The dogs still enjoy all the romping  and playing around the garden and free run on the grass  . 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Details

Christine K
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Phone : 03 9743 4404
Email : [email protected]