Again, Welcome and I'm glad
that you came to visit! Sit down with
something hot, cocoa, coffee or tea to keep
you warm in the chill of winter and I'll tell you about
Creekside's beginnings and more about our
I, like most people just wanted a sheltie as a
family pet. Shelly, a sweet little
tri-color girl, was all that and more.
One day there will be a page about her.
Anyway, when she was about 6 yrs, our family
almost lost her and I quickly found out that I
couldn't be without a sheltie. I began
my search for another. Through a series
of circumstances, I found Lulu (mischievous
sable girl) and her breeder, Pam Harmon of
Nandina Shelties. It was through Pam
that I was introduced to the world of AKC
conformation. I joined the Clemson
Kennel Club and the Spartanburg Shetland
Sheepdog Club. From the Spartanburg
folks, I learned about the performance aspect
of AKC events. I really like Rally!
I have also learned many things from all of my
friends & mentors at Stonerhaven (Bob
& Tina Stoner), Poker Hill (Lois
DeLanney), Hartwyn (Susan Brillhart), Keepsake
(Chris Laughlin) & Goodtime Shelties (Joy
Good). They all have helped me so much!!
I'm glad you can come and read about &
see Creekside's beautiful shelties, past,
present & the future ones to come.
I'm proud of the shelties we have bred and
raised here. I use the AKC breed
standard for the Shetland
Sheepdog as my guide for
insuring a well bred sheltie with correct
structure, a stable temperament, with a
meltingly sweet expression! That is the
beautiful framework that matches a heart full
of love with a desire to please and all of
that is wrapped up in a beautiful long coat!
Creekside is a small hobby
(AKC Conformation) endeavor. My main
focus is conformation (show) &
Rally (performance events).
My goal has always been and
still is.......to produce top quality
show/breeding or performance/breeding
prospects using the American Shetland
Sheepdog Standard as my guide.
However, not every sheltie born qualifies
as such because the standard is very high.
However, every sheltie, no matter their
quality, is always a very good pet or
working & playing with my shelties
everyday. They are part of my
family. They enjoy romps outside in
our fenced backyard, walks in the
neighborhood, car trips and movie nights
with popcorn on the couch. However,
I do crate mine at night as I don't
want them to get into mischief while I'm
sleeping! I have no kennel runs or
such for my shelties as they are my pets as
well. If you are looking for a
conformation/show prospect, a performance
puppy or a family companion, give us a
"ping" at the mailbox or feel free
to call. I'll be happy to talk to you.