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Welcome to Wildwest Shelties
Wildwest Shelties is a very small kennel in Arizona. Well, "kennel" might be stretching it. The dogs here are part of my family. My dogs live with me -- they spend time in the house with me, lounging on the couch or hanging out in the kitchen while I am cooking in hopes that I will drop something.
My goal in Shelties is to (1) Enjoy them! (2) be a part of preserving this wonderful breed by working to produce Shelties that are healthy, smart, loving, fun, sound and beautiful (phew! that is a lot!); and (3) encourage others in caring for their Shelties because a Sheltie trained to have manners and who eats right and the right weight with nails not too long, and coat in good condition is a happy Sheltie!I love Shelties and I'm happy to hear from folks who love Shelties. If you have a Sheltie and need some help with something, I'll try to help. If you are looking for a Sheltie and I don't have one that suits your fancy, I'd be happy to refer to someone else that might. I'm not here just to make a sale, I'm here to help you with your Shelties whether or not you own or are buying a Wildwest Sheltie. Why? Because I'm kinda crazy about Shelties. I hope you are too!
Laura R. Willson, Wildwest Shelties, is the breeder of:
- AKC Grand and Canadian Champion Wildwest Freedom Trail Shown exclusively from the bred-by class.
- Champion Wildwest Nouveau Flamenco (4 grand champion majors). Breeder/owner-handled.
- AKC & Canadian Champion Wildwest Don Juan de Salsa. All points from the bred-by exhibitor class, including two specialty majors
- AKC Grand Champion & Canadian Champion Wildwest Bandito Incognito RA CD PT. Breeder/owner-handled to AKC Champion and PT. Grand Champion, RA & CD by owner Bethanie O'Brien.
- AKC Grand Champion & Canadian Champion Shelgrande Livin' La Vida Loca. Co-bred with Rex & Corinne Rainsforth. All but two AKC Champion points were achieved with Laura R Willson handling, including a specialty win. Handled to final grand champion points by Laura R. Willson.
- Canadian Champion Wildwest Besos de Shelgrande, AKC ptd. Co-bred with Rex & Corinne Rainsforth.
- Wildwest A Distant Shimmer, AKC pts.
- MACH Wildwest Giddyup Cowgirl MXB MJG MXP MJP MXF. Loved and trained by Debbie Ediger.
- Wildwest Smooth Jazz, AKC pts, including a Best of Breed.
- Wildwest Little Ruffian OAP OJP & her sister Wildwest Sweet Sauce NJP. Loved and trained by Debbie Ediger
- Lacewood Yvoire RN HSAd MX MXJ, AKC points. Co-bred with Tricia Harris. Loved and trained by the deKeiffers of Halcyon Shelties.
Here are some of the other Shelties I have owned and loved
- Can Ch Shelgrande's Chiquita Bandita ROMC, 4 AKC Champions, both AKC majors. This little girl was such a charmer, a great producer, and a great ambassador for the breed. If I had managed her show career she would've finished her AKC Championship.
- Can Ch Sunnyvale Diamonds in the Sky, AKC points. Ariel taught me what a clean head is. Lovely, sweet girl. Ariel was bred by Beki Vale & Francois Blachere.
- Can Ch Wildwest Ole de Shelgrande, AKC points. Ole knew how to get around the ring. The girl could move! Bred by Beki Vale and Rex & Corinne Rainsforth.
- UKC Ch Lacewood Midnight in Paris, AKC points. A fun and loving girl, her wonderful temperament carries on through Wildwest Freedom Trail and his youngsters. Bred by Tricia Harris.