Welcome to

Elaraia Shetland Sheepdogs!


In 2014 we decided to continue my family's tradition and so we started our own breeding program of AKC Shetland Sheepdogs based on the bloodlines of my mother's bloodlines. Our plans are to have agility and "doing" dogs, though we would like to eventually also have a line of performance dogs.

My family has had dogs all my life and Shelties since 1985. So, when we chose to start breeding, choosing the Shetland Sheepdog was an easy decision. They are family and elder friendly, extremely intelligent and athletic, absolutely beautiful, very healthy and very "human". They are a great addition to any family who wants a new four-legged family member.

The type and refinement of our dogs are what we consider Shetland Sheepdogs of true UK Shetland Island type. This is our preference and the type of Sheltie we produce in our breeding program.


In the spring of 2019 we adjusted our focus by importing a beautiful male from eastern Europe of European champion bloodlines. And again in winter 2020 we imported a beautiful female. We are in the process of importing and establishing a breeding program based on 100% European bloodlines and the UK Kennel Club standards.

We test all of our dogs for all of the breed specific diseases associated with the Shetland Sheepdog.

So, welcome to our little world and we hope you enjoy our website and the photos of our lovely dogs.